Newcastle vs Dortmund Prediction and Match Preview

Newcastle vs Dortmund Prediction and Match Preview

Get ready for an exciting showdown as Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund clash at St. James’ Park in a critical Group F encounter.

The Magpies are determined to maintain their top spot in the standings, and bookmakers have them as favorites to secure a victory on Wednesday.

Newcastle displayed their dominance with a resounding 4-0 triumph over Crystal Palace over the weekend, and considering their outstanding performance in the 4-1 victory against PSG, a home win is a strong possibility.

However, the team will have to manage without the injured trio of Barnes, Botman, and Willock, while the return of Paraguayan star Miguel Almiron to the starting lineup is widely anticipated.

On the other side, the Bundesliga side secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen in their latest match.

Nonetheless, they face a formidable challenge against Newcastle United, who have established St. James’ Park as a formidable fortress. Dortmund will be without the services of Youssoufa Moukoko, Julien Duranville, Thomas Meunier, and Mateu Morey, all sidelined with injuries.

Team News:

Despite facing a looming ban for betting offenses, Sandro Tonali, who began on the bench during Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, is currently available for selection.

As of the conclusion of matchday two, Tonali has logged more minutes than any other midfielder in the Champions League since the start of the last season, totaling 1,190 minutes. Remarkably, the only outfield player who surpasses this mark is Manchester City’s Ruben Dias, with 1,221 minutes. Nevertheless, Tonali may be in line for a brief appearance on Wednesday.

The club’s record signing, Alexander Isak, was among the substitutes over the weekend, but he is expected to overcome a knee problem and lead the forward line against Dortmund. Joe Willock is nearing a return from a calf injury, while Sven Botman (knee) and Harvey Barnes (foot) remain sidelined.

Among the visiting team’s absent players are Mateu Morey, Youssoufa Moukoko, and Julian Ryerson. However, most of Edin Terzic’s squad are fit and ready to compete for three points at St. James’ Park.

Germany international Julian Brandt led the way in chances created during the first two Champions League matchdays, tallying eight chances, with five of those occurring in the goalless draw against Milan.

With his recent record of nine goals in 11 appearances for Germany, Niclas Fullkrug is determined to make his mark in Europe’s premier club competition once more. Sebastien Haller will also be vying for a starting position, boasting an impressive record of 11 goals in just 10 Champions League appearances.