PSG Vs. Borussia Dortmund Match Preview and Prediction
Wednesday, 11th March 2020
Time: 23:00 EAT
PSG will be locking horns with Dortmund in this upcoming match that is scheduled to take place at Parc des Princes.
This match will be played on closed doors because of the threat of corona virus, implying that there may be no overflow of spectators.
PSG has never beaten Borussia Dortmund as it has been able to draw twice and lost ones.
Given this case, PSG will be working so hard to avoid another disappointment of exiting the Champions League.
Besides that, history reveals that PSG has never moved to the next stage in the Champions League, and this was after losing the first leg of a knockout match. This is unlike their competitor Borussia, which have been found to always progress to the next stage in the same league after securing a win in the first match of the knock out stage.
Of their last six knock out matches in the Champions League, PSG have lost 5.
Since the beginning of the last leg, PSG have won in three games domestically in a row. The case is similar for Borussia Dortmund which performed the same by winning in three games in the Bundesliga.
Both the PSG and Borussia will be on the offensive and are found to have had trouble defensively.
With both teams having the best strikers of this era, and with the tie being in balance, both teams will be on an attacking mission. This is based on the fact that they both are known for being over reliant on attacking, while being short of defense. Given this case, there is a likelihood that both teams may score.
PSG, as mentioned before, have always been struggling to score under pressure, and this may be evident and haunt them in the upcoming match. The team is already trailing in aggregate and will be forced to leave spaces without Silva.
On the other hand, when it comes to Borussia, this side has a 100% unbeaten record against its rival, and are on a five-game winning run. In this upcoming match, the expectation is that the two sides will score.
In case Borussia gets on the receiving side of defeat in this match, this will be so upsetting to it. This is because of the fact that they are in form and are the leading in the aggregate scoreline with 2-1. In addition, the other advantage that Borussia has is that the PSG defense will be weaker, and this is due to the absence of Silva, who has an injury.
Head to Head:
The two teams have had three meeting so far, with PSG winning 0 match, while Borussia winning one match. PSG and Borussia have ever clashed in the Europa League in the year 2010, ending in a draw. PSG managed to have a goal less draw at home 0-0, while the German leg ended in a draw of 1-1. As a result, Borussia holds an unbeaten record against its opponent.
Both teams to score, and the match to end in a draw