One of the bigger surprises in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League campaign came in the previous round when Borussia Dortmund defeated Newcastle United 1-0 away from home. On Tuesday, October 7, the two teams will meet again, now at Signal Iduna Park. The kick-off is set for 7:45 pm local time.
With Paris Saint-Germain facing a poor AC Milan on the same day in Group F, the battle for second place will likely take place between BVB and the Magpies. Besides the importance to the group standings, we will also consider the two teams’ recent performances in our Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United tips.
Both teams to score? Yes
Unlike in the previous encounter between the two, we expect both teams to score on Tuesday. Bet365 offers 1.57 odds on it happening.
As we mentioned, the match at Signal Iduna Park will most likely decide who stands the best chances to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. Newcastle United, who have the better squad, cannot afford to drop points again and we should expect Eddie Howe’s men to undertake an attacking approach.
Borussia Dortmund, while they can park the bus if needed, still struggle with individual mistakes at the back. Their previous match, for example, was a 4-0 loss at home to Bayern Munich in Bundesliga. At the same time, Edin Terzic’s men should be able to score at least once past the Magpies – they already know what that is like.
Over 2.5 goals
In fact, it was a surprise that the previous match between BVB and Newcastle ended with just one goal scored as there were great scoring opportunities on both sides, the forwards simply did not convert them properly. With the teams pressured for a good result, we predict at least three goals in our Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United tips, with Bet365’s odds on over 2.5 goals standing at 1.70.
The visitors will be arriving at Signal Iduna Park full of confidence following consecutive victories against Arsenal and Manchester United. However, they will need to attack from the first minute to get the win. Dortmund, meanwhile, will need to redeem themselves in front of their fans after the embarrassing defeat to Bayern last weekend, so they cannot sit back too much either.
Moreover, both sides have enough attacking talent – like Niclas Fullkrug and Marco Reus for Dortmund or Miguel Almiron and Anthony Gordon for Newcastle – to make the upcoming match an entertaining one.
Over 10 corners
In line with the previous parts of our Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United tips, we expect a high number of corners on Tuesday. Bet365 give 2.10 odds on over 10 corner kicks.
First of all, when there is a high number of scoring chances and an intent to attack on both sides – which expect from the match – there is usually a big number of corner kicks as well. That is because every shot has a chance to be deflected by the defender or palmed away by the goalkeeper.
And second, there were a total of 20 corner kicks in the encounter at St James' Park from a few weeks back. Both Dortmund and Newcastle value set pieces because it can lead to a scoring opportunity, so they are more willing to let the ball go out for a corner kick in a situation where a different team would’ve preferred possession.
Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United tips are mere suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement in the end.