- Zenit scored at least once in 12 of their last 15 Champions League assignments.
- Dortmund kept just three clean sheets in their last six matches.
- Dortmund have a 100% winning record at home this season after three games at the Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund to get their campaign back on track
A much-lauded Borussia Dortmund team packed with some of football’s most highly-regarded young players were given a rude awakening last week in Italy, when a clinical Lazio outfit beat the Germans 3-1.
With their pride smarting, Dortmund bounced back from their continental disappointment with a 3-0 win over local rivals Schalke in the Revierderby at the weekend – a result that should provide a platform for more success on Wednesday against Zenit.
The Russians were turned over at home by Club Brugge in their opening Champions League test last week on a hugely frustrating evening in St. Petersburg, and we don’t expect their fortunes to improve in Germany on match day two.
Dortmund, who won three out of three games at the Signal-Iduna Park this term, should be able to extend their early winning streak at Zenit’s success, though the Russians, who scored at least once in 12 of their last 15 Champions League assignments, are capable of notching a consolation.
Zenit conceded two or fewer goals in an impressive 25 of their last 26 games in Europe’s elite-club competition, though another brace from a Dortmund side averaging 2.3 goals per 90 minutes this season should see them collect three precious group points.