Preview: Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund – prediction, team news, lineups
In the first round of the Champions League group matches, Borussia Dortmund will travel to Turkey to face Besiktas on Wednesday. Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund live stream, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund channel, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund tv USA, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund where to watch, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund prediction, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund today, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund h2h, Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund.
The hosts sit at the top of the Turkish top flight after four national matches and earned automatic qualification for Europe’s elite competition by winning the Super Lig title last season, while the German team will look to build on the campaign from last year’s Champions League as it reached the quarterfinals.
Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Match preview
Besiktas qualified for this year’s Champions League group stage after winning the Turkish Super Lig for the 16th time last season, accumulating 80 points by beating Galatasaray for a slightly higher goal difference.
However, they did not enjoy a successful continental campaign, first being eliminated from the Champions League standings after a 3-1 loss to Greek Paok.
The Black Eagles then progressed to the final qualifying round for the Europa League, facing the Portuguese Rio Ave, and lost 5-3 on a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw, depriving the Turkish giants of any European football. more for the rest. it’s from the season.
They are now returning to Champions League action this year after a strong start to the domestic season, racking up 10 points in their first four games without conceding a goal, and most recently they earned a 3-0 home win over Yeni Malatyaspor. thanks to a double from Michy Batshuayi and a goal from Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.
Sergen Yalcin’s side will now look to build on their strong start with what would be a crucial result to start the Champions League group stage, although they face a tough test against Borussia Dortmund.
The visitors also earned automatic qualification for this year’s tournament, finishing third in the Bundesliga last season, while also enjoying a hot run in the Champions League.
Der BVB made it through the group stage in impressive fashion, accumulating 13 points from six games to finish on top and reserve their place in the round of 16.
The German team then faced Sevilla in the first knockout round, and a goal from Mahmoud Dahoud and a double from Erling Braut Haaland saw them take a narrow 3-2 lead in the second leg before another double from Haaland will ensure they tied 2-2 in the second leg. and progressed with an overall victory.
They were given a particularly difficult quarter-final draw against Manchester City, and after a 2-1 away loss, Jude Bellingham put them ahead in the home game, only for Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden to take the on the scoreboard and sealed a 4- 2 aggregate victory for the Citizens, despite a valiant effort from Die Schwarzgelben.
Now under the leadership of former Borussia Monchengladbach coach Marco Rose, the Dortmund side have earned nine points from their first four league games, most recently winning a dramatic 4-3 away game at Bayer Leverkusen.
Goals from Florian Wirtz and Patrik Schick, on either side of a Haaland finish, saw the hosts enter the break with an advantage, and they regained it through Moussa Diaby after Julian Brandt’s draw, only for the game to take another twist when Raphael Guerreiro tied. Der BVB level and Haaland converted a penalty to shoot his side to a striking victory.
Now they head to continental competition in hopes of starting off with a victory on their travels, with Rose’s men aiming for another run deep in the tournament.
Besiktas enter Wednesday’s game without attacker Alex Teixeira and experienced defender Domagoj Vida, after both were forced to withdraw in the recent 3-0 win over Yeni Malatyaspor, while Umut Meras and Ajdin Hasic will also remain in the game. margin.
Salih Ucan was suspended for that game and could return to the starting lineup to replace Teixeira.
His line will be led by Michy Batshuayi, who enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and hit a double last time out.
Midfielder Miralem Pjanic recently arrived on loan from Barcelona, and the Bosnian offers a vital experience and quality in the center.
Borussia Dortmund also faces several selection concerns, with center-back Dan-Axel Zagadou, midfielder Emre Can, and attacker Giovanni Reyna all set to miss, while Thorgan Hazard and Nico Schulz are doubts.
Erling Braut Haaland will certainly continue to lead the line, having recorded five goals and four assists in four Bundesliga games this season, after leading the Champions League goalscoring charts last season with 10 goals in eight appearances.
Experienced attacker Marco Reus will also play a key role in the future, while Julian Brandt and new signing Donyell Malen will likely battle for the final attacking spot.
Besiktas possible starting lineup:
Destanoglu; Rosier, Uysal, Welinton, Yilmaz; Josef, Pjanic; Ghezzal, Ucan, N’Koudou; Batshuayi
Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Kobel; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Dahoud, Witsel, Bellingham; Reus, Haaland, Brandt