PSV Eindhoven vs Borussia Dortmund: Champions League preview, team news

Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic with Jadon Sancho
Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic with Jadon Sancho / RONNY HARTMANN/GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund are set for a reunion against their former head coach Peter Bosz and his in-form PSV Eindhoven side in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 is upon us, and Borussia Dortmund will take on PSV Eindhoven in the first leg at the Philips Stadion on Tuesday. The Dutch giants are in sublime form at the moment, and have lost just two games so far this season across all competitions. And with the Black and Yellows stuttering after their 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg, this could prove to be another tough assignment for them.

Edin Terzic will hope that his side can keep the free-scoring PSV at bay. The likes of Johan Bakayoko, Guus Til, Luuk de Jong, and Yorbe Vertessen have been in excellent form for Peter Bosz's side this season. Their high pressing, high intensity football has been a stark contrast to BVB's labored and passive approach, and it will be interesting to see how the two teams match-up on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund's attacking woes have been well documented this season. While Niclas Füllkrug has been in fine goalscoring form of late, the team's lack of intensity in attack has left fans frustrated. The hope will be that the likes of Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt can find some form on the Champions League stage.

Donyell Malen is a doubt for the trip to his former club, and Sebastien Haller is sidelined with an ankle injury. Karim Adeyemi is also expected to miss the game on Tuesday.

PSV are set to be without talented winger Noa Lang and defender Armel Bella-Kotchap on Tuesday, but the rest of their squad is expected to be available. They rested a number of key players for their Eredivisie clash against Heracles this past weekend, but still managed to claim a 2-0 win.

PSV Eindhoven vs Borussia Dortmund: Expected Starting Lineups

PSV Eindhoven: Benítez - Teze, Ramalho, Boscagli, Dest - Schouten, Veerman - Bakayoko, Til, Lozano - De Jong

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel - Ryerson, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen - Can, Sabitzer, Brandt - Reus, Sancho - Füllkrug