Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Borussia Dortmund will be looking to build on a thrilling 5-2 win over Hertha when they take on Club Brugge in the Champions League group stages round 4. Lucien Favre’s troops aim to retain top position in the standings, and they are seen as hot favourites to win Tuesday’s football match. Erling Haland, who scored four goals in the triumph over Hertha, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.
The likes of Schmelzer and Zagadou are both likely to miss the game with injury. Club Brugge, on the other hand, sit in the third place in Group F ahead of the trip to Germany, but we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Borussia’s party at Signal-Iduna-Park. The Belgian champions have been having their ups and downs in all competitions this term, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home team.
Highlighted Player (Axel Witsel):
Alex Witsel is Belgian footballer who plays for Russian outfit Zenit Saint Petersburg. The 186-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Standard Liege and after spending five years at the Belgian club, he moved to Benfica in 2011. Witsel impressed in the 2011/2012 Primeira Liga campaign and, as a result, Zenit chiefs decided to sign him on 3 September, 2012.
The Belgian footballer scored 4 goals in 19 league appearances for the Zenitchiki in the 2012/2013 Russian Premier League campaign and he has been producing fine displays for the Russian outfit ever since he joined the club. Speaking of his international career, Alex Witsel has nine caps for Belgium U-21 side and he made his debut for the first team on 26 March, 2008.
The Belgian midfielder represented his homeland at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he played for the Red Devils at the 2016 European Championship finals as well.
Highlighted Team (Club Brugge):
Founded in 1891, Belgium giants Club Brugge are one of the most decorated football clubs in the country. Also known as Blauw-Zwart due to their Blue and Black colours, Club Brugge have been crown champions of Belgium on 14 occasions which is second to Anderlecht.
Through their long-lasting history Club Brugge have enjoyed fair amount of European success.to this day in football history Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participation in the UEFA Europa league – 20. The Blauw-Zwart have reached two European finals and two semi-finals so far. What is more, Club Brugge are the only Belgian side ever to play in the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the 1978 season.
Two years prior, Club Brugge lost the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same rivals. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which is also home to city rivals Cercle Brugge. The two sides form a formidable rivalry contested in the Bruges Derby.