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Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas prediction, preview, team news and more | UEFA Champions League 2021-22

Borussia Dortmund host Besiktas in their final group stage fixture of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday
Borussia Dortmund host Besiktas in their final group stage fixture of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday
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Borussia Dortmund invite Besiktas to the Westfalenstadion in UEFA Champions League action on Tuesday.

In the last group stage fixture of the competition, a win for the hosts might bring them level with Sporting, who face Group C leaders Ajax on Tuesday.

If they win, Dortmund will remain in third place in the standings as Sporting hold an advantage in their head-to-head meetings with the German club. Besiktas have failed to earn a single point in their group stage campaign as they have lost five games in a row in the competition.

Borussia Dortmund fell 3-2 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday while Besiktas played out a 1-1 draw with Kasimpasa in their Super Lig fixture, taking their winless streak across all competitions to seven games.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas Head-to-Head

The two sides have met three times across all competitions so far. Borussia Dortmund have a 100% record against the Turkish side. The first two encounters between them were in the erstwhile UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1989-90 edition.

They last met in the opening fixture of the ongoing Champions League campaign in September at the Vodafone Arena. Goals from Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland ensured a 2-1 win for Die Borussen.

Borussia Dortmund form guide (all competitions): L-W-L-W-L

Besiktas form guide (all competitions): D-L-L-L-L


Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas Team News

Borussia Dortmund

Julian Brandt suffered a head injury against Bayern Munich but he is stable now and needs a few weeks of rest before returning to training. Thorgan Hazard has missed the last three games on account of COVID-19 and will have to undergo testing again before the game. Here are the rest of the absentees for the hosts -

  • Youssoufa Moukoko - Eye injury
  • Gio Reyna - Back in training
  • Roman Bürki - Gastrointestinal illness
  • Mateu Morey - Knee injury
  • Marcel Schmelzer - Knee injury

Emre Can was suspended for the game after a straight red card in the 3-1 loss at Sporting.

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Injured: Mateu Morey, Marcel Schmelzer, Youssoufa Moukoko, Roman Bürki, Julian Brandt

Doubtful: Thorgan Hazard, Giovanni Reyna, Marcel Schmelzer

Suspended: Emre Can

Besiktas

Mert Günok, who suffered an ACL injury in the 4-0 loss against Giresunspor, is ruled out for an indefinite period. Here are the other absentees for the Black Eagles:

  • Alex Teixeira - Thigh strain
  • Gökhan Töre - knee injury
  • Ajdin Hasic - Back in training from a lengthy injury layoff

Injured: Mert Günok, Alex Teixeira, Gökhan Töre

Doubtful: Ajdin Hasic

Suspended: None


Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas Predicted XI

Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI (4-1-3-2): Gregor Kobel; Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphaël Guerreiro; Mahmoud Dahoud; Jude Bellingham, Marius Wolf, Marco Reus; Erling Haaland, Donyell Malen

Besiktas Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ersin Destanoglu; Valentin Rosier, Welinton, Domagoj Vida, Cengiz Meras; Atiba Hutchinson, Miralem Pjanic, Mehmet Topal; Rachid Ghezzal, Cyle Larin, Kenan Karama


Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas Prediction

Borussia Dortmund committed a few defensive errors which led to a 3-2 loss against Bayern Munich. We expect them to bounce back well from the defeat.

Besiktas are going through a rough patch and despite a good squad, they might fall short of picking up the first point of the campaign here. We expect the German club to come out on top in this fixture.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Besiktas


Edited by Peter P
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