Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United

Borussia Dortmund is set to clash with Newcastle United in a Champions League Group F encounter on November 7, with the match commencing at 17:45 UTC.

The German side, Borussia Dortmund (also known as BVB or simply Dortmund), and the English squad, Newcastle United (frequently termed as Newcastle or The Magpies), are poised for a rematch 12 days following their last Group F duel, which Dortmund clinched with a narrow 0-1 victory. Dortmund steps onto the field with the recent setback against Bayern Munich last Sunday still lingering.

Conversely, Newcastle United heads into the match buoyed by consecutive triumphs over Arsenal and Manchester United, extending their streak without a defeat to three games.

Current Momentum

Dortmund’s last outing saw them succumb to Bayern Munich, whereas Newcastle United is riding a wave of success, having overpowered both Arsenal and Manchester United in their last two matches. Dortmund has a track record of 12 victories in their past 20 matches, with 2 losses and 6 draws. Newcastle United has a slightly better record, securing 13 wins in their previous 20 outings, with 4 losses and 3 draws.

Dortmund’s recent form includes 4 victories (1-0 against Hoffenheim on November 2, 0-1 against Newcastle United on October 26, 1-0 against Werder Bremen on October 21, and 4-2 against Union Berlin on October 7), a single defeat (0-4 to Bayern Munich on November 5), and a draw (3-3 against Eintracht Frankfurt on October 29) in their last six matches.

Newcastle United boasts 3 wins (1-0 against Arsenal on November 5, 0-3 against Manchester United on November 2, and 4-0 against Crystal Palace on October 21), a loss (0-1 to Borussia Dortmund on October 26), and 2 draws (2-2 against Wolves on October 29 and 2-2 against West Ham United on October 8) in their most recent six games.

Squad Availability

Borussia Dortmund

The team’s coach, Edin Terzić, will not be able to call upon Emre Can (bruise), Julien Duranville (muscle injury), Mateu Morey (knee injury), and Antonios Papadopoulos (injury not disclosed).

Newcastle United

Manager Eddie Howe of Newcastle United faces several squad constraints with Harvey Barnes (foot injury), Alexander Isak (groin injury), Jacob Murphy (shoulder injury), Elliot Anderson (back injury), Sven Botman (knee injury), Matt Targett (hamstring injury), and Dan Burn (back injury) all sidelined. Javier Manquillo, Matt Ritchie, Emil Krafth, and Mark Gillespie are serving suspensions and will not participate.

Past Encounters

Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United have faced off once since October 2023, with Dortmund emerging victorious in that single encounter. Their last match on October 26, 2023, part of the Champions League Group F, ended in a 0-1 win for Dortmund. In their head-to-head, Dortmund has netted one goal, while Newcastle United has yet to score against them.

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