Dortmund face Inter in match day four of Group F level on points with the Italians despite losing 2-0 in Milan on match day three.
Inter went level with Dortmund on four points in Group F of the Champions League with a 2-0 win at San Siro in match day three, thanks to goals from Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva. Argentine Martinez even missed a late penalty in what was the Nerazzurri’s first victory in the competition this season. Dortmund will want to at least match that result as their qualifications chances could come down to the head to head at the end of the group stage.
MATCH TO END AS A DRAW AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Dortmund have failed to score in just three of their 15 games played this season between, league, cup and European competition, while Inter have scored in all 13 of theirs played between Serie A and the Champions League.
GAME TO END WITH OVER 3.5 GOALS
Dortmund have drawn five of their ten games played so far this season while Inter have scraped away wins in their last two Serie A road games.
GAME TO END IN A DRAW
Both these sides will be desperate for the three points as their chances of getting out of the group will not only be greatly enhanced by a win here but by making sure their opponent doesn’t get the full points either. There could be a chance that both teams will cancel each other out in what could become a cagey affair.
MATCH TO END 2-2
Head to Head
Before last week’s meeting, these two sides last met in in the 1993-1994 UEFA Cup quarter final stage, which Inter won 4-3 on aggregate. They also met in the semi-final of the 1964 European Cup again the Italian side won 4-2 on aggregate on their way to lifting the trophy in the final against Real Madrid.
The match to end in a draw.
Dortmund have drawn five of their ten games played both home and away in all competitions this season and are currently sitting in fifth place in the Bundesliga table. Coach Lucien Favre could have Spanish striker Paco Alcacer back from injury in time for this one.
For Inter, a win here would be a massive result for Antonio Conte’s men as it would put some daylight between themselves and Dortmund in the Group F table. The Nerazzurri boss has been complaining that his squad is tired and down to bare bones already despite bringing in a host of new players in the summer. Alexis Sanchez was one of those players brought in, however, he is ruled out for the next few months through injury. Danilo D’Ambrosio, Stefano Sensi, and Mattias Vecino face a race to be fit in time for this one.
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