Preview: Newcastle United vs. Borussia Dortmund

Newcastle United will face Borussia Dortmund in the Group stage, Group F of the Champions League on October 25, with the game starting at 19:00 UTC.

Coming into this game, Newcastle United is on the back of a triumphant match against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend, stretching their unbeaten run to 8 games.

Borussia Dortmund, similarly, head into this encounter on a high note, having won their last 2 games versus Werder Bremen and Union Berlin, which brings their unbeaten run to 5 games. However, concerns arise from their defense, which has allowed goals in their last 7 consecutive away games.

Recent Performance

In their last match, Newcastle United overcame Crystal Palace, while Borussia Dortmund has been enjoying a winning phase, securing victories over Werder Bremen and Union Berlin in their past two outings. Breaking it down, out of the past 20 games, Newcastle United emerged victorious 12 times, faced defeat in 3, and settled for a draw in 5. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, clinched 14 wins, suffered 1 loss, and had 5 draws.

In the latest 6 fixtures, Newcastle United celebrated wins on 5 occasions: 4-0 vs. Crystal Palace (21st October), 4-1 vs. PSG (5th October), 2-0 vs. Burnley (30th September), 1-0 vs. Manchester City (28th September), and a remarkable 8-0 against Sheffield United (24th September). They split points once with a 2-2 draw against West Ham United (8th October).

For Borussia Dortmund, out of their last 6 games, they claimed victory 4 times: 1-0 vs. Werder Bremen (21st October), 4-2 vs. Union Berlin (7th October), 3-1 vs. Hoffenheim (30th September), and 1-0 vs. Wolfsburg (23rd September). Their lone defeat was a 2-0 loss to PSG (20th September), and they drew 0-0 with AC Milan (5th October).

Squad Updates

Newcastle United

Due to injuries, Harvey Barnes (Foot), Lewis Miley (Fever), and Sven Botman (Knee) will be absent for the match, as confirmed by Newcastle’s manager Eddie Howe. Additionally, Emil Krafth, Mark Gillespie, Javier Manquillo, and Matt Ritchie are serving suspensions and won’t feature.

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund’s manager Edin Terzić faces selection challenges as Mateu Morey (Knee) and Thomas Meunier (Muscle) are sidelined due to injuries.

Key Statistics

In the current Group stage, Group F, Newcastle United have played 2 games, winning once and drawing once, without any losses. They’ve netted 4 goals, averaging 2 goals a game and have let in just 1, averaging 0.5 a game. In contrast, Borussia Dortmund has played 2 games without a win, drawing once and losing once. They haven’t scored yet and have conceded 2 goals, averaging 1 goal conceded per game.

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