Borussia Dortmund host Lazio in a UEFA Champions League clash at the Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio prediction, preview, team news and more | UEFA Champions League 2020-21

  • The winner between Borussia Dortmund and Lazio will qualify for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
  • Lazio had beaten Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the reverse fixture at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Aaditya Narayan
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Modified 01 Dec 2020, 11:28 IST

Borussia Dortmund host Lazio in a UEFA Champions League matchday five clash at the Signal Iduna Park, with the winner sure to qualify from Group F.

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Just one point separates Borussia Dortmund and Lazio after four games of group stage action. After losing their first game against Lazio, Borussia Dortmund have won three games in a row, including two against Club Brugge.

However, on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund suffered a setback in the Bundesliga, as they looked flat and insipid in a 2-1 loss to FC Koln. Ellyes Skhiri put Koln 2-0 up before Thorgan Hazard pulled a goal back for Borussia Dortmund, but it was not enough.

Lazio are also coming off a home loss in Serie A. The team from the Italian capital lost 3-1 to Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico. They were 3-0 down before Ciro Immobile pulled a goal back through a penalty.


Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio Head-to-Head

Before this season, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio had never faced each other in a competitive match.

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In the reverse fixture at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, Lazio beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in a game where they dominated from start to finish. Lucien Favre will be keen for that head-to-head record to be drawn level on Wednesday night.

Borussia Dortmund form guide: L-W-W-L-W

Lazio form guide: L-W-W-D-D


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Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio Team News

Marcelo Schmelzer is a long-term absentee for Borussia Dortmund, and the left-back remains unavailable. In addition, Reinier has tested positive for COVID-19 and is unavailable for selection.

Injured: Marcel Schmelzer

Suspended: None

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Unavailable: Reinier

Luiz Felipe and Vedat Muriqi are ruled out for the Italian club, with the former nursing an ankle problem at the moment.

Injured: Luiz Felipe, Vedat Muriqi

Suspended: None


Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio Predicted XIs

Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Roman Burki; Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji, Raphael Guerreiro; Axel Witsel, Mohamed Dahoud; Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard, Erling Braut Haaland

Lazio Predicted XI (3-5-2): Pepe Reina; Patric, Wesley Hoedt, Francesco Acerbi; Manuel Lazzari, Marco Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Adam Marusic; Ciro Immobile, Joaquin Correa


Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio Prediction

Dortmund are in slightly better recent form than Lazio, who are struggling in ninth place in Serie A. We are predicting a narrow Dortmund win, which would guarantee Favre's side a path into the knockout stages of the competition.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Lazio

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Published 01 Dec 2020, 11:28 IST
 
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