Dortmund vs AC Milan lineups, 3 predictions – Samuel Chukwueze may get another start

Dortmund vs AC Milan lineups, 3 predictions – Samuel Chukwueze may get another start
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Nigeria and AC Milan winger Samuel Chukwueze may get another starting berth as Dortmund battle AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Kick-off is at 20:00 BST, 4 October 2023.

Dortmund will enter their second UCL match following a 2-0 defeat against PSG which ended their brilliant 20-match unbeaten run. They will face a difficult test on Wednesday as the team lock horns with an in-form AC Milan side.

Meanwhile AC Milan started off the UCL campaign with a goalless draw against Newcastle where Samuel Chukwueze got his first start of the season. However, with Olivier Giroud back in the setup for the Rossoneri, will there still be a start for the Nigerian?

AC Milan team before UCL match with Dortmund
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Both teams will look to pick their first maximum points in Group F as sparks fly at the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night lights.

Dortmund vs AC Milan probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this UCL game:

Dortmund

Goalkeeper: Gregor Kobel
Defenders: Julian Ryerson, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Ramy Bensebaini.
Midfielders: Salih Ozcan, Felix Nmecha, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt.
Forwards: Donyell Malen, Niclas Fullkrug.

AC Milan

Goalkeeper: Mike Maignan
Defenders: Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw, Davide Calabria.
Midfielders: Tijjani Reijnders, Yunus Musah, Yacine Adli.
Forwards: Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic.

Dortmund vs AC Milan confirmed lineups

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund
4-2-3-1
1
Gregor Kobel
ch
26
Julian Ryerson
no
15
Mats Hummels
de
4
Nico Schlotterbeck
de
5
Ramy Bensebaini
dz
23
Emre Can
de
6
Salih Ozcan
tr
19
Julian Brandt
de
11
Marco Reus
de
21
Donyell Malen
nl
14
Niclas Fullkrug
de
Substitutes
35
Marcel Laurenz Lotka
pl
43
Jamie Bynoe Gittens
gb
8
Felix Nmecha
de
17
Marius Wolf
de
18
Youssoufa Moukoko
de
7
Giovanni Reyna
us
27
Karim Adeyemi
de
25
Niklas Sule
de
33
Alexander Meyer
de
9
Sebastian Haller
ci

AC Milan

AC Milan
4-3-3
16
Mike Maignan
fr
2
Davide Calabria
it
28
Malick Thiaw
de
23
Fikayo Tomori
gb
19
Theo Hernandez
fr
80
Yunus Musah
us
14
Tijani Reijnders
nl
32
Tommaso Pobega
it
11
Christian Pulisic
us
9
Olivier Giroud
fr
10
Rafael Leao
pt
Substitutes
83
Antonio Mirante
it
24
Simon Kjaer
dk
21
Samuel Chukwueze
ng
42
Alessandro Florenzi
it
57
Marco Sportiello
it
15
Luka Jovic
rs
17
Noah Okafor
ch
7
Yacine Adli
fr
95
Davide Bartesaghi
it

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Dortmund vs AC Milan predictions

Prediction 1: Dortmund to win

We'll like to start our Dortmund vs Milan predictions with a win for the home side. It's important to point out that Dortmund won three of their last five head to head meetings against AC Milan. Secondly, playing at the Signal Iduna Park, home advantage will likely boost Dortmund with enough confidence as they boast an unbeaten record here since December 2022. On the other hand, Milan won and lost five apiece in their last 10 road trips across all competitions.

Dortmund players celebrating a goal
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Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Five of Dortmund's 8 games this season have ended in both sides scoring. On the other hand, four of Milan's 8 games have also resulted in this market. The Germans have scored in all three home games this season, while Milan have also scored in all four away matches this season. Going by all these, goals are likely to come from both ends.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

Dortmund are good going forward as much as they're weak at the back. They've been offensively good at home; the team scored a total of 23 goals in their last 8 home games and this makes us back the over 2.5 goals market here. Defensively, Dortmund conceded a total of 9 goals in the last seven home matches and the Italians have scored a total of 10 goals in the last five away games. So, we back this market considering the goal-scoring form of both teams heading into this clash.

Dortmund vs AC Milan head-to-head

The last five meetings between these teams have ended in 3 wins for Dortmund and 2 wins for AC Milan.

Dortmund recent form

Hoffenheim 1-3 Dortmund (29/09) – Bundesliga

Dortmund 1-0 Wolfsburg (23/09) – Bundesliga

PSG 2-0 Dortmund (19/09) – Champions League

Freiburg 2-4 Dortmund (16/09) – Bundesliga

Dortmund 2-2 Heidenheim (01/09) – Bundesliga

AC Milan recent form

AC Milan 2-0 Lazio (30/09) – Serie A

Cagliari 1-3 AC Milan (27/09) – Serie A

AC Milan 1-0 Verona (23/09) – Serie A

AC Milan 0-0 Newcastle (19/09) – Champions League

Inter Milan 5-1 AC Milan (16/09) – Serie A

Where to watch Dortmund vs AC Milan live in UK and Nigeria

United Kingdom

For fans In the UK, Dortmund vs AC Milan will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 4.

Nigeria

Football fans in Nigeria will be able to watch the Dortmund vs AC Milan Champions League clash on DSTV Now, SuperSport LaLiga and SuperSport GOtv LaLiga.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.