PSG vs Borussia Dortmund – prediction, team news, lineups
This week, the group stage of the UEFA Champions League begins. PSG will play Borussia Dortmund in Group F on Tuesday. These are two of Europe’s most renowned clubs. PSG recently claimed another Ligue 1 championship, while Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga. Last season, however, both teams were eliminated from the Champions League in the Round of 16. Europe has much higher expectations for the 2023-2024 season.
PSG enters a new season of the Champions League with the same objective: to win this premier competition. A year ago, the team was eliminated in the 16th round. Even though it appears that PSG’s time as an elite team is drawing to a close, the club is still very aggressive in European competitions.
Last season, Borussia Dortmund did not advance past the quarterfinals. In the last five years, the club has only made it past the “last 16” stage once. Manager Edin Terzic enters the game following a series of poor defensive plays by his squad.
PSG vs Borussia Dortmund Current Form
Even though Galtier won the requisite Ligue 1 title, he was forced to resign after PSG’s 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2022-23. It was the fifth time in seven seasons that PSG was eliminated in the first knockout round, and the European trophy case continues to collect dust.
PSG appointed Luis Enrique, a former treble winner with Barcelona as their new manager because they want to win the Champions League title. But instead of getting off to a strong start in Paris, he has led the club to its worst start to a season since Qatar took over.
In fact, the reigning Ligue 1 champions have only earned eight out of a possible 15 points so far, and they were defeated 3-2 at home over the weekend by Terem Moffi’s Nice. This demoted them to fifth place in the table, an unprecedented position for the defending champions.
As PSG entered a new era without Lionel Messi and Neymar, growing pains were inevitable. Despite spending a significant amount of money during the summer, Tuesday’s hosts have now lost five of their last nine competitive home games.
Luis Enrique is concerned about a number of injuries as he prepares for a match under intense duress. Kylian Mbappe played against Nice and scored twice in a defeat. On the other hand, Enrique is missing Marco Asensio, Nordi Mukiele, and Nuno Mendes, among others. Fabian Ruiz and Presnel Kimpembe are also questionable, along with goalkeepers Lee Kang-in, Sergio Rico, and Alexandro Letellier.
Borussia Dortmund is in a better position than Paris Saint-Germain, which has lost almost its entire starting eleven to injury. However, the German party must deal with absent individuals.
Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey, and Julien Durbanville are anticipated to be absent for the remainder of the month. Giovanni Reyna is also unavailable, but Niclas Fullkrug, Julian Ryerson, and Gregor Kobel all returned from injury against Freiburg last week.
PSG vs Borussia Dortmund score prediction
Group F of the Champions League this season has been dubbed “the group of death,” and there is little tolerance for error. When they meet at the Parc des Princes, both PSG and Borussia Dortmund will want to get off to a fast start.
Milan and Newcastle are also in Group F alongside the top European clubs. No team can afford to fall behind early.
Each year in the Champions League group stage, Borussia Dortmund is among the most difficult teams to evaluate. They may perform like the greatest team in the world in one game and like they are in the incorrect tournament in the next.
PSG has a difficult Champions League division, so they must get off to a strong start. This game could be extremely fast-paced and packed with objectives. On Tuesday night, those who do not support either team should observe this matchup.
Prediction: PSG will win 3-2 against Borussia Dortmund.