PREVIEW: Arsenal v Dortmund
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he early sending off and penalty at the Etihad last night meant I was up against it with the Bayern bet – even though I did have considerable hope at halftime when they recovered to lead 2-1.
More Champions League action tonight, this time the featured game is at the Emirates for Arsenal v Dortmund who do battle in Group D.
Two teams who are having plenty of problems in their domestic leagues.
Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Sep 2014 Champions L B Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal
Nov 2013 Champions L B Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal
Oct 2013 Champions L Arsenal 1-2 B Dortmund
Nov 2011 Champions L Arsenal 2-1 B Dortmund
Sep 2011 Champions L B Dortmund 1-1 Arsenal
Oct 2002 Champions L B Dortmund 2-1 Arsenal
Sep 2002 Champions L Arsenal 2-0 B Dortmund
Both teams look certain to progress but if Arsenal can win they will guarantee progress to the knock out phase.
It would also take some pressure off the shoulders of Arsene Wenger as his side comes into this on the back of back to back defeats in the Premier League at the hands of Swansea and Man U.
However, if anything, the crisis at Dortmund is even greater. They have won just three of 12 Bundesliga games this season to sit third from bottom.
I can’t look beyond the draw here at around 12/5 with Star Sports.