Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Signal Iduna Park will host Tuesday’s football game between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United, the two teams who are level on points in Group F. The Yellow-Blacks have been having their ups and downs in the Champions League group stages, but a win at St. James’ Park surely gave them a confidence boost. Emre Can, who limped off with injury in the last group game, remains in the recovery room alongside Julien Duranville and Mateu Morey, while Niklas Sule is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in a heavy 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
The Magpies, on the other hand, did well to beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League derby at the weekend, but beating Borussia Dortmund in Germany is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. The likes of Barnes, Botman, Isak, Manquillo, and Anderson miss out with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.