Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Buoyed by a Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Copenhagen at their Parken Stadium. The Yellow-Blacks have already booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages, but they surely want to finish the process in style. Turkey midfielder Salih Ozcan is back from suspension, while all Guerreiro, Dahoud, Reus, and Meunier should miss out with injuries.
The Danish champions, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Randers, but seeing that they missed out on a spot in the Europa League, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on Edin Terzic’s charges. As for the home side, important defender is banned for the match following his sending off in the last group game.
Highlighted Player (Khouma Babacar):
Born in Thies, Senegal on March 17, 1993, Khouma Babacar is a striker who started his youth career at Rail at the age of 12. In 2007 he moved to Pescara, but he stayed at the club’s football school for only one year. In 2008 Khouma Babacar joined Fiorentina youth academy and he continued playing for the Viola at senior level.
Before joining Sassuolo in 2018, the Senegal international played for the likes of Racing Santander, Padova and Modena on loan and after scoring 7 goals in 29 appearances in the Serie A for the Neroverdi, the 191-cm-tall forward moved to Lecce.
Babacar made his debut for the Giallorossi in the Serie A in a 2-1 win at Torino, coming as a substitute for Gianluca Lapadula in the second half of the game. The Lecce centre-forward made his debut for Senegal on March 27, 2017 in a friendly with Ivory Coast.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.