Preview: Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund

Preview: Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund
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Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League encounter between Marseille and Borussia Dortmund in France.

Borussia Dortmund travel to Marseille in the Champions League on Wednesday with one foot already in the next round of the competition.

The German giants, who are currently in second place in Group F, will guarantee their place in the last 16 if they avoid a heavy defeat and Napoli fail to rout leaders Arsenal in the night's other fixture.

Meanwhile, Marseille start life without manager Elie Baup looking to pick up their first points of the competition following five consecutive defeats.

Dortmund earned themselves a comfortable 3-0 victory when the teams met in Germany two months ago.

Sven Bender misses out for the visitors with a twisted ankle, but Nuri Sahin could recover from ligament damage in time for the match. Ilkay Gundogan, Mats Hummels, Neven Subotic and Marcel Schmelzer remain sidelined.

Nicolas N'Koulou and Alaixys Romao are suspended for the hosts, while Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew are both injured.

Recent form

Marseille: WWLWLL

Dortmund: LLWWWL

Possible starting lineups

Marseille: Mandanda; Fanni, Mendes, Diawara, Mendy; Thauvin, Lemina, Imbula, Cheyrou, Payet; Gignac

Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Grosskreutz, Friedrich, Kehl, Durm; Aubameyang, Blaszczykowski, Reus, Piszczek, Mkhitaryan; Lewandowski

Sports Mole says: 0-3

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