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