Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Slavia Prague produced a splendid performance in their Champions League opener. The Czech champions were on the verge of beating star-studded Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the Nerazzurri eventually scored a late equalizer and picked up one point from the match. Slavia Prague are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Borussia Dortmund and seeing that the Bundesliga side often struggle on the travels, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Lucien Favre’s men played out a goalless with Barcelona at home in their opener, with Marco Reus failing to convert a penalty in the 57th minute of the match. Anyhow, since the Czechs impressed in the 1-1 draw with Inter in Milano, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Sinobo Stadium. Slavia Prague and Borussia Dortmund have never met before in the elite competition.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Soucek):
Tomas Soucek is a Czech Republic international who plays for both Slavia Prague and the Czech national team. Soucek is a product of Slavia Prague football academy and after spending several years at the likes of Viktoria Zizkov and Slovan Liberec, he returned to the Sinobo Stadium outfit in the 2017/2018 season.
Tomas Soucek has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague and he made his debut with Czech Republic on November 15, 2016 in a friendly against Denmark. The 192-cm tall midfielder has 13 caps for Czech Republic U21 team as well.
His main position on the field is defensive midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and centre-back as well. Tomas Soucek was born in Havlickuv Brod on February 27, 1995. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Slavia Prague should expire on June 30, 2024.
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.