Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona - Champions League: In a group where Barcelona have an obligation to be the winner because they are clearly the strongest team
I believe Dortmund will cause difficulties.
Barcelona have been without Messi by injury as well as Dembelé but even without their big star the team defeated Valencia 5-2 on matchday one last week and saw their Fati promise show everyone that they could be a huge talent at this Barcelona .
Despite a negative start losing to Bilbao on matchday one, the Barcelona team seem to be returning to what they know and it was noted that without Messi the team was slow to mingle.
After this defeat the team scored 2 wins and an unexpected draw against Osasuna scoring a total of 12 goals in 3 games only.
The team is not so tightly defensive and it is noticeable that the team is offensively excellent.
It seems that Barcelona have the notion that their attack is enough to beat their opponents and I hope that this offensive philosophy will continue in this attack on Dortmund.
Dortmund play at home and obviously have a say. The team comes from 19 consecutive consecutive games and has won 14 of the last 15 games.
The team is obviously a team that scores a lot and plays a very offensive football which against a Barcelona that is also playing attacking football, is to be expected goals.
Barcelona come from 3 matches in a row with 4 or more goals to come. Already Dortmund comes from 6 games with this trend and in this match I see no scenario other than a beautiful over.
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My bet then goes to a good over, stretching the rope to 5 goals because if we have here two teams that have had tendencies of overs 3.5 goals and even more, in a game that is expected to be more balanced by the home factor of Dortmund and for Messi's absence I believe we can have a great multi-goal game.