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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Lazio2 2Club Brugge
Zenit1 2Dortmund
Barcelona0 3Juventus
Chelsea1 1Krasnoda
Dynamo Kyiv1 0Ferencvaros
PSGBasaksehir
Leipzig3 2Man United
Rennes1 3Sevilla

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

18:55AjaxAtalanta
18:55MidtjyllandLiverpool
21:00Bayern MunichLok. Moscow
21:00Inter MilanShakhtar Donetsk
21:00Man CityMarseille
21:00OlympiacosPorto
21:00Real MadridB. M’gladbach
21:00SalzburgAtl. Madrid

MATCH FACTS

  • No matter the result, Zenit Saint Petersburg will finish last in this UEFA Champions League (UCL) group (D1, L4) after conceding an average of 2.2 goals per fixture. Their only point came at home though (1-1 vs Lazio), whilst a 5-1 top-flight victory here at the weekend ended Zenit’s four-game winless run in all competitions (D2, L2).
  • To their credit, the Russians have scored in 15 straight home games, winning the vast majority of them (W12, D1, L2), and that’s despite 14 of those fixtures witnessing both teams score. However their record at home against German opposition in European competition isn’t likely to boost morale (W2, D2, L6), and with nothing to play for here the motivation to improve on that may be lacking.
  • Borussia Dortmund have already qualified for the knockouts, but a win here would guarantee they top the group. However despite winning three of their five UCL group stage fixtures by a 2+ goal margin (W3, D1, L1) – including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture – Dortmund travel here on a three-game winless run in all competitions (D2, L1), after conceding the opener within ten minutes in two of those matches.
  • With superstar striker Erling Haaland – who has scored 60% of Dortmund’s UCL group stage goals – sidelined for now, Dortmund have lost a huge attacking threat. They are at least unbeaten in their last four away games though (W3, D1), but have lost six of their previous nine UCL away matches (W3) – all nine of which saw a 2+ goal margin.

HOT STATS

  • The winner on the day has been leading at HT in eight of Dortmund’s last nine UCL away games.
  • Zenit St. Petersburg have 1W, 2D, 2L in five matches while Borussia Dortmund have 2W, 2D, 1L.
  • Zenit St. Petersburg have scored in their last 6 home matches.
  • Zenit St. Petersburg have soored 5 goals in their last 3 matches, while Borussia Dortmund have scored 3.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • Artem Dzyuba scored Zenit’s previous UCL goal, and sees the back of the net in his side’s last two competitive home games.
  • Jadon Sancho netted the opener in the reverse fixture, and scored in Dortmund’s last UCL win.

OUR PREDICTION

Dortmund to win/draw.

MATCH FACTS

  • The stage is set in UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group F on the final matchday, as hosts Lazio (W2, D3) or Club Brugge (W2, D1, L2) will join Borussia Dortmund in the knockout stages. The hosts know they are through as long as they don’t lose, but the group win is also within reach should they claim their third win from three at home in the UCL.
  • Both wins so far have come via a 3-1 result, and all five of Lazio’s group stage matches this season have featured both teams scoring – with Lazio getting the first goal in three (W2, D1). Lazio lost their last home league game 3-1, meaning they’ve conceded at least one goal in all seven competitive home matches so far (W3, D2, L2), precisely one in five of those.
  • A win would catapult Club Brugge into the knockout stage, but as they are safe in third place at least, we might see some gung-ho action. That said, the Belgians have scored 2+ goals in just three of their last ten competitive matches (W4, D3, L3), and they’ve won just three of their last 23 UCL matches (D7, L13 no qualifiers).
  • Away from home, Club Brugge have won two of their last six competitive matches (D2, L2), with four of the last five featuring a total of at least three match goals. The six matches averaged 2.5 total goals, and also featured two red cards and four penalties.

HOT STATS

  • Lazio have conceded at least one goal in eight straight UCL group stage home matches, and in their last 16 home and away.
  • Lazio has 3W, 1D, 1L in five matches while Club Brugge have 3W, 1D, 1L.
  • Lazio has scored in their last 5 home matches.
  • Lazio has scored 4 goals in their last 3 matches, while Club Brugge has scored 4.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • Ciro Immobile missed the reverse fixture but has scored in eight straight competitive matches for Lazio.
  • Noa Lang scored in the last UCL round – all four of his competitive goals for Brugge have been the last of the match for his team.

OUR PREDICTION

Lazio to win/draw.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

18:55LazioClub Brugge
18:55ZenitDortmund
21:00BarcelonaJuventus
21:00ChelseaKrasnoda
21:00Dynamo KyivFerencvaros
21:00PSGBasaksehir
21:00LeipzigMan United
21:00RennesSevilla

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

18:55AjaxAtalanta
18:55MidtjyllandLiverpool
21:00Bayern MunichLok. Moscow
21:00Inter MilanShakhtar Donetsk
21:00Man CityMarseille
21:00OlympiacosPorto
21:00Real MadridB. M’gladbach
21:00SalzburgAtl. Madrid