Jude Bellingham – who joined Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland as the only teenagers to have scored in four successive Champions League matches by notching against Sevilla last time out in Europe – bagged a brace during the domestic victory, with Niklas Sule, Giovanni Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko also on the scoresheet.
Edin Terzic’s team have done the hard work to ensure they reach the knockout stages of Europe’s elite competition for the fourth time in five seasons, sitting five points ahead of Sevilla and Copenhagen in Group G ahead of their crucial test against Man City on Tuesday.
However, another defeat to the Citizens might make their trip to Copenhagen next week tense, depending on how their two group opponents perform against each other this week, meaning Terzic’s men will do everything in their ability to close things off with one game to spare.
Similarly, Manchester City knows that if they avoid loss in Dortmund on Tuesday, they will top their Champions League group for the sixth consecutive season.
After defeating them at the Etihad Stadium last month thanks to Haaland’s late acrobatic volley, BVB will be unable to surpass their opponents if they fail to defeat them.
Guardiola’s side closed the gap to Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table to 2 point with a 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, with Haaland bagging another brace to bring his domestic tally to 17 goals in 11 games, before Kevin De Bruyne sealed all three points with a spectacular effort from distance.
Haaland will be determined to impress at his old haunts on Tuesday, and it would take a brave man to bet against him scoring against them again, especially with so much at stake.
Due to a calf injury, Dortmund had to replace Nico Schlotterbeck in the second half against Stuttgart, and the German defender is unlikely to recover in time to face Manchester City on Tuesday.
Thomas Meunier, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, Mahmoud Dahoud, and Sebastien Haller are all out, although Terzic hopes to see Donyell Malen and Marco Reus back after missing the weekend’s victory due to illness and a knock, respectively.
Sergio Gomez, who was sent off against Copenhagen in City’s last European match, will miss the trip due to suspension.
England internationals Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are still out with injuries as they work to recover in time for next month’s World Cup, but John Stones returned to his side’s matchday squad at the weekend and will hope to play.
The odds suggest that the away side are the favourite to win this one.
The odds of a man City win stand at 1.67, while that for a draw are 4.60, and a victory for the home side is 5.40.
Haaland might yet again be the deciding factor against his former side. The last time these two met, Haaland scored acrobatically in the 82nd min.
But with a thumping 5 nil victory at the weekend over Stuttgart, the hosts might be more than in with a chance than the odds suggest.