Borussia Dortmund vs. APOEL Nicosia FC, Champions League Group H 2017/2018, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 19:45 GMT
Home Team Stats
Dortmund, currently ranked 4th in UEFA Champions League Group H takes the field against APOEL with a record of 1 point earned following 2 losses and 1 draw. Out of those two defeats, one was against Real Madrid with the final whistle bringing the match to a 3 to 1 score for the latter. And, interestingly enough, the draw was against APOEL, so expect some scores to be settled once and for all tomorrow evening. You’d think playing on home turf would benefit Dortmund, but this is a team that prefers life on the road. Unfortunately, Dortmund showed weak defense across its last 10 performances, but the team did score regularly, at least one goal per match.
Away Team Stats
Coming in 3rd place of this Group Stage, APOEL also has only 1 point to show for, with the same exact record Dortmund currently has, meaning 2 defeats and one draw. Before drawing with Dortmund, APOEL lost against Tottenham on home field, which was to be expected since Giorgos Donis’ team fares better as a visitor. Tough challenge ahead for APOEL, since it desperately needs a win in order to qualify for Champions League’s next round. However, across its last 4 matches, the Cypriots drew 2 times, lost once and won one time.
Across its last 30 matches, Dortmund managed to secure 8 wins, draw 4 games and lose 3 times on the road, while counting 8 victories, suffering 5 defeats, and drawing 5 times on its own stadium. Also, 5 out of its last 10 home matches for all competitions ended in defeat, while the other half represented uncontested victories.
On the other hand, APOEL got its hands on 6 wins, completing its record as a visitor with 4 defeats and 5 draws. At home, Donis’ team won 7 times, counted 4 defeats, and drew 4 times across its last 30 performances.
Even though Dortmund prefers to play on foreign courts, there is little doubt Peter Bosz’s team won’t be able to secure a win tomorrow, especially given its past experience in European major leagues and the quality of the team seen as a whole. Also, the fight to move to the next round will most certainly bring by lots of goals, maybe even exceeding the 2.5 marker.
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