Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Borussia Dortmund play host to Slavia Prague at their Signal-Iduna-Park in their last group game in the 2019/2020 Champions League campaign. Lucien Favre’s troops face a must-win situation in Tuesday’s clash, but the Bundesliga side do not have destiny in their own hands. Barcelona need to avoid defeat at Inter as well if Borussia Dortmund are to make it to the last 16 of the elite competition.
Anyhow, the Germans will, as always, mind their own business, and we are postive that they will go all guns blazing at Slavia Prague, who have nothing to play for in their last group match. The Czech champions, who experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Inter, are unlikely to spoil Borussia Dortmund’s party at Signal-Iduna-Park. When the two teams met Sinobo Stadium earlier in the process the German side defeated Jindrich Trpisovsky’s men 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Julian Brandt):
Julian Brandt is one of the most promising wingers in Germany. He started playing football in his hometown, Bremen, at SC Borgfeld, moving to FC Oberneuland, after which he joined VLF Wolfsburg’s youth academy. With 27 goals in his 48 games during two seasons with the Wolves, Brandt recommended himself to Bayer 04 Leverkusen, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract in January 2014.
The 22-year-old winger prefers to play on the left flank, but he can also provide help on the right side, as well as an attacking midfielder. During the season 2015/2016, Julian Brandt netted goals in six consecutive games, becoming the youngest player since Gerd Muller to achieve this.
The good performances in the season made Joackim Low call the youngster in Germany’s preliminary 27-man squad for the Euro 2016 and he made his first appearance for the senior squad in May 2016, against Slovakia. He was a part of the Germany squad at the Summer Olympics, where Brandt and his teammates won the silver medal. In the summer of 2018, Julian Brandt made the World Cup team.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague is considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby.
The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.