Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen – Copenhagen and Borussia Dortmund collide in the opening match of the UEFA Champions League group stage on Tuesday. Copenhagen overcame Trabzonspor in the playoff round to reach the UCL group stage, while Borussia Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga last season. Borussia Dortmund enters Tuesday’s clash having won four of their last five games. Copenhagen, meanwhile, are unbeaten in four of their last five fixtures across all competitions. You can catch all the action when you stream the match on Paramount+.
Kickoff from Westfalenstadion in Germany is set for 12:45 p.m. ET. The latest Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Dortmund as the -320 favorites (risk $320 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line, with Copenhagen the +850 underdogs. A draw is priced at +440 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Tuesday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen
- Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen date: Tuesday, September 6
- Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen time: 12:45 p.m. ET
- Borussia Dortmund vs. Copenhagen live stream: Paramount+
UEFA Champions League picks for Copenhagen vs. Borussia Dortmund
Before you tune in to Tuesday’s match, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer. Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is 31-17-1 on his Premier League picks for SportsLine in 2022, for a profit of more than $1,200 for $100 bettors, and he is 13-7 on his last 20 soccer picks overall.
For Copenhagen vs. Borussia Dortmund, Eimer is backing both teams to score at -155 odds. Copenhagen currently sits in sixth in the Danish Superliga despite giving up 13 goals in their first eight league games. That’s because Copenhagen features an extremely efficient offense, scoring 15 goals in league play.
Copenhagen’s 15 goals are tied for the most in the Danish Superliga, and the Danish side will be confident they can break down a Dortmund defense that conceded three goals on home soil against Werder Bremen on Aug. 20.
Dortmund, meanwhile, are enjoying early success in the Bundesliga this season, winning four of their first five league fixtures. They’ve found the back of the net in every match this season, and Edin Terzic’s side has scored two or more goals in two of their last four outings. Stream the match now here.
Borussia Dortmund: 10 things you need to know about the North Rhine-Westphalia giants
With five Bundesliga titles, four DFB Cups and one UEFA Champions League victory to their name, Borussia Dortmund are one of the undisputed heavyweights of German football.
The North Rhine-Westphalia giants are known to millions of supporters worldwide, their thrill-a-minute brand of football and passionate fanbase luring fans to the Signal Iduna Park from across the globe. But what else is there to know about the Yellow-Blacks? bundesliga.com investigates…
1) Europe’s highest attended stadium
The Bundesliga remains one of the best attended leagues in Europe, thanks in no small part to Dortmund and their legions of loyal supporters. Last November, BVB’s world-famous Signal Iduna Park topped a study by DeporFinanza as the highest attended football arena on the continent with an average attendance of 80,830 – 6,000 more than record Premier League champions Manchester United. Crucially, fans don’t need to delve too deep into their pockets to see their yellow-and-black heroes in action, with the club’s most expensive season ticket costing just €907 in 2018/19.
3) English fans’ second club?
The opportunity to experience the Signal Iduna Park’s spine-tingling matchday atmosphere attracts football fans from around the globe, including UK-based supporters of the beautiful game. In the year following BVB’s 2012/13 UEFA Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich, approximately 1,000 British fans were reported to be attending every home match – an astonishing figure. It is a love affair that continues to this day. “We’ve now got over 15,000 followers on our Facebook page,” Benjamin McFadyean, founder of the Borussia Dortmund London Fan Club, told ESPN recently. “Our page is filled with reviews from people who’ve been out to Germany. Almost all of them say they are longing to go back.”
4) Timo Konietzka – Bundesliga history maker
On 24 August 1963 – just over a year after the Bundesliga was founded in Dortmund – BVB’s Friedhelm ‘Timo’ Konietzka scored the division’s first ever goal, just 58 seconds into the Yellow-Blacks’ home game against Werder Bremen. Incredibly, the striker repeated the trick two seasons later as an 1860 Munich player, netting the first goal of the 1965/66 campaign inside the opening minute of Die Löwen’s clash with local rivals Bayern. Konietzka remained the only player to have twice scored the opening goal of a Bundesliga season until 2014, when Thomas Müller equalled that feat by breaking the deadlock in Bayern’s curtain-raiser against Wolfsburg.
7) Revolving door of star strikers
Dortmund have seen a number of world-class centre-forwards come and go in recent years, but the Yellow-Blacks have developed an impressive knack of filling the void left by their departing marksmen. When Robert Lewandowski joined Bayern after plundering 74 goals in 131 BVB appearances, a certain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rebranded himself as a goalscorer supreme, netting 98 times in 144 outings all told before signing for Arsenal.
Michy Batshuayi took up the baton following the Gabon international’s departure, registering in victories against Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Hannover and Stuttgart to help Borussia to a top-four finish in 2017/18. Dortmund’s latest high-profile marksman, Paco Alcacer, looks well equipped to emulate his predecessors this term.
8) Young blood
Dortmund are renowned as a fertile breeding ground for world-class footballers, and in Lucien Favre Borussia now have a head coach who has forged a reputation for nurturing and developing up-and-coming stars (just ask Marco Reus!). Chief among BVB’s enviable pool of young talent are 2018 Golden Boy award nominee Christian Pulisic, the USMNT poster boy who is set to make his 100th appearance for the club on his 20th birthday, and 18-year-old England youth international Jadon Sancho, whose skilful performances have drawn favourable comparisons with Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Neymar. The likes of Dan-Axel Zagadou (19), Mahoud Dahoud (22) and Abdou Diallo (22) will also be hoping to catch the former Borussia Mönchengladbach coach’s eye this season.
9 ) Ruhrpott rivalry
One of the most passionately contested encounters in the world game, the Revierderby means more to fans of Dortmund and their regional rivals, Schalke, than any other meeting in the footballing calendar. Just 32 kilometres separate the two clubs, who are both based in Germany’s industrial heartland of the Ruhr Valley. Dortmund have more in common with their Royal Blue counterparts than they would care to admit, including shared roots in the coal and steel industries and a predominantly working-class fan base. Rest assured, however, the two sets of supporters enjoy nothing more than to put one over their bitter rivals.
10) Echte Liebe – more than a slogan
Dortmund fans will have seen the words “Echte Liebe” – or “true love” – emblazoned all around the Signal Iduna Park, on club merchandise and across BVB’s social media platforms. But who came up with Borussia’s famous slogan? “As CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has often alluded to, there was a lot of aimless to-ing and fro-ing at the club before Jürgen Klopp’s arrival,” Carsten Cramer, Dortmund’s Director of Marketing and Sales, told SPOX. “Back then, we had to ask ourselves: ‘What does BVB stand for? What’s its identity?’ Together with our partners, fans and club members, we eventually came up with that slogan. ‘Echte Liebe’ is in BVB’s DNA. No-one can take it from us.”
Borussia Dortmund honours
Winners (8): 1956, 1957, 1963, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2011, 2012
Winners (4): 1965, 1989, 2012, 2017
Winners (5): 1989, 1995, 1996, 2013, 2014
UEFA Champions League
Winners (1): 1997
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
Winners (1): 1966
Leading Bundesliga goalscorer: Manfred Burgsmüller, 135
Leading Bundesliga appearance-maker: Michael Zorc, 462