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Lion City vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions, Odds, and Free Bets
The World Cup is upon us, so the clubs that are without their national team players, like Borussia Dortmund are going to play a series of friendly matches.
Borussia Dortmund to Win
Even without some of their best players available, Dortmund will be the favorite to prevail in this friendly match against the richest club in Singapore. The German side is facing a month-long preparation for the remainder of the season, so each game will be important to keep the current players in the best possible shape.
Over 2.5 Goals
Lion City, as well as the Singapore league, is known for high goalscoring matches, and last year's champions are one of those who score an abundance of goals. The Singapore league season finished only a month ago, so the players from Lion City are starting to get back in shape for the new campaign which will start soon enough. Borussia is very active, they are one of the most efficient teams in the Bundesliga.
General information about Lion City vs Borussia Dortmund
Lion City's last five matches: WWDDL
Borussia Dortmund last five matches: WDWLL
Building team chemistry is essential for Dortmund
Lion City Sailors, as is the full name of the club from Singapore, is owned by one of the richest people in the region, billionaire Forrest Li who last year made the biggest transfer in Singapore league history by signing the Brazilian Diego Lopes from Rio Ave in a £1.56m deal. The Singapore team finished the season that ended a month ago in second place behind Albirex Niigata. They were the highest-scoring team in the league with incredible 91 goals in only 28 matches, and also had the best defensive record with 39 conceded goals.
Lion City's possible starting lineup: Mahbud, Akbar, Bin Azmi, Eunos, Harun, Kumar, Nor, Quak, Ramli, Sulaiman, Swandi.
Borussia has a lot of players on international duty, as one would expect. But the manager Edin Terzic will have his work cut out to make sure the available players are in a good state of mind when the season continues in two months. Bundesliga will have the biggest break after the World Cup from all the top leagues in Europe. However, it is to be expected that for the players that are in Qatar, there will be some time before they are fully healed from their experience in the Arab nation. Borussia has finished the first part of the season in a bad run of form losing two straight games.
Borussia Dortmund's possible starting lineup: Lotka, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos, Schulz, Passlack, Ozcan, Can, Gurpuz, Malen, Gittens, Modeste.
Lion City: Zulwarnaen Suzliman and Amiruldin Asraf are 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.
Lion City vs Borussia Dortmund: Q&A
- When is the kick-off? – 12:30 BST, 13:30 CET
- Where will the game take place? – Jalen Besar Stadium, Singapore
- What was the score the last time they met? – This is their first meeting