Predicted Borussia Dortmund lineup for 1860 Munich tie

Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /
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Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Midfielders and Wing-Backs: Thomas Meunier, Mahmoud Dahoud, Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro

Thomas Meunier is fully fit again and looks set to start the season as Borussia Dortmund’s first-choice right-back/right wing-back. He will be keen to start the season off strong as he looks to hold on to his starting spot in the team.

Raphael Guerreiro is now expected to stay at Borussia Dortmund after his future was put into doubt during the off-season. The coming season is set to be a crucial one for the Portuguese international, as he is heading into the final year of his contract. And he will be eager to do a lot better than he did last season.

Jude Bellingham will set the tone in midfield, just like he did last season. The 19 year old is now Borussia Dortmund’s third captain, and he will have more responsibility in the team this season. Bellingham’s role on Friday will depend on who starts alongside him.

Mahmoud Dahoud is likely to start in the number six role. But if he is not fully fit, we could see Julian Brandt in the starting XI with Bellingham playing in a slightly deeper role.