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Johor Darul Ta'Zim vs Borussia Dortmund: Tips, Odds, and Predictions
After demolishing Lion City from Singapore, Borussia Dortmund is continuing their travels across Asia for another friendly match, this time in Malaysia against the current champions Johor Darul Ta'zim.
Borussia Dortmund to Win
Borussia has a lot of players on international duty because of the World Cup, but that doesn't mean the team is not ready for another exciting match in Asia. They will have a massive crowd of 50 thousand people against them playing the most dominant Malaysian team in the past ten years.
Over 3.5 Goals
Borussia demolished the Lion City of Singapore by the score of 7-2, and they are ready to continue their goalscoring streak against Johor. The Malaysian league season finished over a month ago, and the Johor team is basically on a vacation, so it will be interesting to see how much ready they are for this match.
Key information about Johor Darul Ta'Zim vs Borussia Dortmund
Johor's last five league matches: WWWWW
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Borussia will look for another offensive performance
Johor has been the most dominant force in Malaysian football for the past nine years winning the same number of titles. This season they had a 12-point advantage against the second-placed Terengganu. They ended a 22-round season with 17 wins, five draws, and without a single loss. Their goal-scoring difference compared to their league counterparts was massive. They scored 61 goals while the second-best team Terengganu had only 39. They also allowed only 12 goals. Their best players are the foreigners, Bergson scored 29 goals and he was by far Johor's best scorer. Fernando Forrestieri had 13.
Johor's probable team selection: Tarmizi, Amat, Saad, Eldstal, Zafuan, Wan, Insa, Rahim, Amier, Bergson, Forestieri.
Dortmund's coach Edin Terzic was more than pleased with the way his team played against the Lion City. Yes, the Singapore outfit is nowhere near the quality of Borussia's team, but the Bundesliga side is playing with a significantly changed roster because of the World Cup where plenty of their players are involved. However, that kind of goalscoring form will have to be at least partly emulated to continue progressing before the players get a winter break. The Bundesliga season will restart in the latter part of January, but it is too soon to send them on vacation, so they will continue their training for the next few weeks before taking a leave to relax for the holidays. Until that happens, however, they will have to continue winning matches, especially because they lost two in a row before the season was halted for the World Cup.
Borussia Dortmund's probable team selection: Meyer, Passlack, Can, Coulibaly, Schulz, Ozcan, Pasalic, Pohlmann, Broschinski, Braaf, Malen.
Johor DT: Shane Lowry is injured.
Borussia Dortmund: Karim Adeyemi, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Raphael Guerreiro, Thorgan Hazard, Gregor Kobel, Thomas Meunier, Giovanni Reyna, Nico Schlotterbeck, Niklas Sule, and Youssoufa Moukoko are on international duty. Mateu Morey Bauza, Marius Wolf, Abdoulaye Kamara, Mahmoud Dahoud, Thomas Rothe, Marco Reus, and Sebastian Haller are injured.
Johor Darul Ta'Zim vs Borussia Dortmund FAQ
- When will the game kick off? – 11:00 BST, 12:00 CET
- What was the score the last time these teams met? – They never met before
- Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – Borussia is the overwhelming favorite