Borussia Dortmund will host FC Copenhagen at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday in their UEFA Champions League opener. You can live-bet on the German Bundesliga action by using our sportsbook.
Dortmund: Defensive Solidity
Dortmund kicked off their season in strong form, reaping the benefits of their astute dealing in the transfer window. With 12 points picked up in five games, they are Bundesliga’s joint leaders. On top of that, they kept three clean sheets in the process, having the second-best defense in the German top-flight league.
They finished second last season behind Bayern Munich and, as a result, they qualified for the Champions League group stages this season. This match is a great chance for the hosts to start off their Champions League fixtures smoothly. Their experience in these competitive games and a better league stage will stand tall for Copenhagen surely.
Dortmund failed to advance from the group stage of the continental showpiece last season and will hope for better luck this time, but they were drawn into a difficult group together with Manchester City, Sevilla, and Tuesday’s opponents, Copenhagen.
Dortmund have big problems with injuries. They will be without Sebastien Haller, Donyell Malen, Mateu Morey Bauza, Raphael Guerreiro, Mahmoud Dahoud, and Karim Adeyemi in the game against FC Copenhagen. Also, on Friday against Hoffenheim, young winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens injured his shoulder, so he had to come out. He should miss the game on Tuesday too.
Normally when you talk about Dortmund, you always expect goals but this term they look very solid at the back so if you’re betting online you should go for the under.
Copenhagen: Strong Outfit
Following a three-year spell without a Danish Superliga title to their name, Copenhagen finally won the domestic title, earning their spot in the Champions League playoffs where they kicked out Turkish side Trabzonspor by beating them 2-1 on aggregate.
They’ve only managed to progress to the knockout rounds on one previous occasion when they lost 2-0 on aggregate to Chelsea 11 years ago. They kicked off their domestic season with just four wins in eight games trailing leaders Randers by six points. Three of their previous four UCL campaigns ended at the group stage, so the visitors know that they’ll be up against it here, especially after a mixed start to their domestic league campaign.
They are the underdogs of this group and but they are an athletic side, great on the aerial ball and on set pieces. They have problems with missing players like Borussia Dortmund, but they will still be without Marios Oikonomou and Kamil Grabara on Tuesday. They have struggled to impress on the road of late and could lose here, so won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Dortmund vs Copenhagen Head-to-Head
The previous two meetings between the two sides took place in the Europa League with Dortmund winning both with a clean sheet record. The Black and Yellows have been delivering impressive performances lately. They won four and lost one of their five completed German top-flight league fixtures this season. Jess Thorup’s side has followed a pattern of losing one and then winning one domestically so far, posting four wins and four defeats. FC Copenhagen has improved its defense lately. They allowed only three goals in the last four matches.
Dortmund vs Copenhagen Match Information
- Game: Dortmund (0-0-0) vs Copenhagen (0-0-0)
- Location: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 12:45 p.m. ET
- Dortmund vs Copenhagen Live stream: fubo.tv
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Dortmund vs Copenhagen Betting Lines
Dortmund vs Copenhagen Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -285 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 3½.
Given Dortmund’s new style and defensive solidity combined with Copenhagen’s latest results, the goal line is set too high and we don’t expect more than three goals in this match. The German outfit is on a run of back-to-back wins and has won all but one of their last six competitive outings. Despite Dortmund’s injury issues, Copenhagen’s inconsistent form makes it difficult to envisage any upset on Tuesday. The Danish champions are still capable of frustrating Dortmund but the German side should have the necessary weapons to kick off their UCL campaign with a win.