Borussia Dortmund – Monaco
Borussia Dortmund is hosting Monaco in a first Champions League 1/4-final at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.
This game is expected with a high interest by the fans as we are about to see a clash between two very offensive-minded and attractive teams. Dortmund are playing exciting football by some years now, while Monaco are one of the highest scoring teams in Europe right now with 88 goals being scored in 31 goals.
This is a very difficult match to predict, although Monaco may seem to be a slight favourite because of their thrilling form since the start of the season. They eliminated Manchester City at the 1/8-finals, which was a proof for their great class and ability this season. They are also on the course to beat PSG for the title in Ligue 1, if they manage to keep up with their performance.
As for Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel’s team is performing very good in Europe, but they had a dissapointing campaign in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are 18 points behind the leader Bayern Munich and they are currently 4th in the league, which is not the position the club’s fans expected before the start of the season.
During the 1/8-finals Borussia Dortmund managed to eliminate Benfica, but now they have a bigger obstacle at their way. Tuchel’s team did not perform very well during the weekend, when Dortmund lost the big derby against Bayern Munich with 1-4. But have in mind that they are usually performing better in Europe this season, so don’t make your judgments entirely based on that result.
How we already said – this is a difficult game to predict, but one thing is for sure – most likely we will see a lot of goals by Borussia Dortmund and Monaco. Most probably – in both games.