Champions League and Europa League Matchday 5: the biggest fixtures


Matchday 5 in the Champions League and Europa League brings us plenty of fascinating fixtures between European superpowers and challenging underdogs alike. Let’s take a look at some of the inspiring encounters before us and see if there’s any knowledge to be gained so we can boost our bets!

Barcelona – Borussia Dortmund (Wednesday, November 27)

This charged meeting pits two giants who have it in them to take a deep run in the tournament against one another. Barcelona may be the more infamous superpower of the two, but Borussia Dortmund has the advantage of entering the game from an underdog position. Both are likely to make it through to the next round, but only a victory guarantees as much. The first leg of this encounter on matchday 1 finished in a goalless draw. In a battle for group supremacy, a win over the nearest competitor will be both a sigh of relief and a boost of confidence for either team. Keep in mind that Barça at home is an uphill battle…


  • Head to head record (3 previous encounters): 1 win for Barcelona, 0 wins for Borussia Dortmund, 2 draws
  • Goals scored (3 previous encounters) Barcelona 3, Borussia Dortmund 1
  • Form guide Barcelona (all competitions): win-loss-draw-win-win
  • Form guide Borussia Dortmund (all competitions): win-win-win-loss-draw

Consider a clean home win for Barcelona with 2-1 @7.80!

Saint-Étienne – KAA Gent (Thursday, November 28)

A lot is on the line for both teams in this interesting matchup. On the one hand, Saint-Étienne has to win in absolute terms if it still hoping to make something of its European campaign. On the other hand, the Buffalos are on their way to the next round if they don’t lose. Winning will make them head of their Group, that also includes Wolfsburg and Olexandriya. As Saint-Étienne has proven that it’s far from afraid to make its mark on enemy territory by netting twice in in the first leg of this fixture, KAA Gent is not out of the woods yet. Can the Belgians rise above their shaky away reputation with a deserved win?


  • Head to head record (1 previous encounter): 0 wins for Saint-Étienne, 1 win for KAA Gent, 0 draws
  • Goals scored (1 previous encounter) Saint-Étienne 2, KAA Gent 3
  • Form guide Saint-Étienne (all competitions): draw-win-draw-win-draw
  • Form guide KAA Gent: win-win-win-loss-draw

Bet on the Belgian team: go for ‘KAA Gent & Totals Over 2.5’ @4.60!

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