Champions League Group C looks wide open ahead of Wednesday night’s kick off. Group C is made up of Besiktas, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, and Ajax. On paper, any one of these four teams can make it through the group stage to the knockout round. Besiktas host Borussia Dortmund to start the group stage in Istanbul. The Turkish team has started the domestic season in good form with four matches without a loss.

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview

Borussia Dortmund have also started the new Bundesliga season in good form. New coach Marco Rose has led the team to four wins from five games. The Yellow and Black’s games have been high scoring with all five finishing with over 2.5 goals scored. Borussia Dortmund have registered 16 goals and conceded nine to opponents. Wednesday night’s match is likely to be high scoring once more for Rose and company.

Besiktas will have to keep Borussia Dortmund’s electric attack in check. The Black Eagles have not conceded a goal on the domestic front this season. However, they must keep Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland and strike partner Donyell Malen quiet. Haaland has already scored eight goals in six games for Borussia Dortmund this season.

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds



Besiktas are coming off of a 3-0 win over Yeni Malatyaspor at the weekend. Despite winning to nil, the quality of opponent wasn’t of the highest standard. Besiktas should find it difficult against a much strong opponent when Borussia Dortmund come to town this week.


The reigning Super Lig champions lack the same quality at Marco Rose’s disposal. Still, manager Sergen Yalcin has some good players in the team such as Cyle Larin, Mehmet Topal, and Domagoj Vida.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds are at 24/4 to win at full-time against the superior Borussia Dortmund. Besiktas have not conceded a goal on the domestic front, but that trend should be shattered by Haaland and company this week.

Borussia Dortmund’s best betting odds to win at full-time in Istanbul are at 16/25. Borussia Dortmund have won back-to-back games in the Bundesliga after a matchday 2 slip up against Freiburg. Each of their last four games saw both teams score and over 2.5 goals tallied. Borussia Dortmund are attacking brilliantly, but the defence has been guilty of conceding goals. The best betting odds for a draw on Wednesday are at 17/5.

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Team News

Rose has several Black and Yellow players are struggling with injuries. The coach could be without the likes of Emre Can, Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz and Gio Reyna. This season has seen captain Marco Reus fully fit for once. Reus has played in all four of Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga games.

England star Jude Bellingham will likely start in central midfield after establishing himself as one of the best young midfielders in Europe. Bellingham has been linked with a transfer to Liverpool next summer over the last week. Haaland and Malen should start in attack.

Beskitas signed former Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi over the summer on loan from Chelsea. Batshuayi has two goals in three games for the Black Eagles. He should start in attack, possibly with Cyle Larin. Larin has one goal in three games this season for Besiktas. Former Juventus and Barcelona player Miralem Pjanic also signed for Besiktas in the offseason.

Yalcin’s Besiktas will be without attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira and veteran defender Domagoj Vida. Both players failed to complete the 90-minute match against Yeni Malatyaspor at the weekend. Yalcin is also without the duo of Umut Meras and Ajdin Hasic.

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund H2H

Besiktas and Borussia Dortmund have never played previously in European competition. Wednesday night’s game will be their first meeting in the Champions League. It will be a contrast of two sides. Besiktas have not conceded a goal this season in the Turkish Lig.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have scored goals for fun with all five matches in all competitions ending with over 2.5 goals scored. The Yellow and Black have tallied 16 goals this term. They have conceded nine times and the defence has looked suspect at times. There is a good chance that Wednesday’s game will see goals scored on both sides.

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction

Both teams to score goals: YES @ 4/7 - BET NOW



Based on Borussia Dortmund’s inability to keep goals out of the back of their own net, our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals. Besiktas have not allowed a goal this season, but the quality of their opponents has been low. Besiktas will concede goals to BVB. However, the Yellow and Black should concede a goal or two to the Black Eagles away from home.


Erling Haaland to score two or more goals @ 23/10 - BET NOW



Erling Haaland has been brilliant this season scoring eight goals in six matches in all competitions. He is arguably the best striker in world football. Haaland averages a goal every 68 minutes in all competitions this season. The question isn’t if Haaland scored, but how many he will tally against Besiktas? Haaland scored two or more goals in three of Dortmund's six games this season in all competitions. Our betting tips prediction is for Haaland to get two or more goals again.


Over 2.5 goals scored @ 13/25 - BET NOW



All five of Borussia Dortmund’s matches in all competitions this season finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Two of Besiktas’s four games in the Super Lig ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for more than 2.5 goals to be scored at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul.


Borussia Dortmund have far more quality than Besiktas heading into Wednesday night’s game. Besiktas have added some quality to the team, but Batshuayi and Pjanic are not enough to sway the tie in the Black Eagles’ favour. Our betting tips prediction is for Borussia Dortmund should claim a matchday 1 win in Group C versus Besiktas.