Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Arsenal vs. Borussia Dortmund – football forecast

Today, in the derby of group ‘D’ both favourites will play against each other. Arsenal will welcome Borussia Dortmund and seemingly everything in the group seems to be decided. Most fans are going to do a soccer prediction claiming that Borussia Dortmund will win, because of their better place in the ranking so far. The Gunners have 7 points in total and occupy second place, and Borussia are a convincing leader with 12 points. However, Arsenal must win to ensure 100% participation in the tournament and as the team of Anderlecht is third in the ranking and mathematically, the Belgian champion, still has a chance to become first.

In their last match in the most commercial football tournament, Arsenal made a frustrating and embarrassing reversal after they missed a victory against Anderlecht, although they was leading with 3: 0. Mikel Arteta (24 '-from penalty kick) and Alexis Sanchez (29 ') gave a comfortable advance of the hosts until the break, and in the 58th minute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed the advantage of Arsenal in the particular match. After that, however, everything went wrong for the Gunners and there was a tie after two goals scored from Anthony Vanden Rusty (61 ' and 73 '-from penalty kick) and shot in the last minute of the Serbian national Aleksandar Mitrovic. After that match the manager of Londoners Arsene Wenger voiced his disappointment of the game on his players. The French expert said it would be a miracle if his footballers took the first place in the final ranking in the group. For that purpose, Arsenal must defeat Borussia and Galatasaray. For this match, there are four missing players in the team, which is not a good sign.

On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund is already a sure participant of the eighth-finals in the Champions League next year. In their last match of the group stage, the German team had a 4-1 success over Galatasaray and gained full scores in his group ‘D’. In last year, when Borussia visited arsenal in North London, after both teams were again in the same group, the club of Westphalia won with 2: 1. In the previous two visits in seasons 2002/2003 and 2011/2012 they lost with 2:0 and 2:1. On the basis of all this analysis, the advice of is to bet on a victory of Arsenal with 1:0.

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