Christian Pulisic returns to Germany to face the club that forged him as AC Milan visits Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Ahead of this Matchday 2 encounter, we look at Dortmund vs. AC Milan odds and props and offer a few predictions for Wednesday’s match.
Three US men’s national team players will be involved in this meeting with Christian Pulisic taking center stage. The USMNT captain joined the Dortmund youth ranks in 2015, making his professional debut one year later at 16 years old, setting him on a path to become the most successful American in Europe after winning a Champions League title with Chelsea in 2021. Now in his first year at AC Milan, Pulisic has 3 goals and 1 assist and is to score against his former team.
Fellow US star Yunus Musah accompanies Pulisic on the visiting Milan squad and is priced to score. Dortmund’s Gio Reyna, who could re-join the USA squad this month, is making his way back from injury and listed at to score a goal.
Odds for Dortmund vs. AC Milan UEFA Champions League Match
Here are Dortmund vs. AC Milan betting lines found at the best sports betting apps, where the line for total goals is currently .
Dortmund Roster, Injuries, and Betting News
One of the most iconic fanbases in the UEFA Champions League will provide an amazing backdrop for this match as Borussia Dortmund plays at home in Signal Iduna Park. Founded in 1909, Dortmund has won the Bundesliga on eight occasions and raised its only UCL trophy during the 1996–97 season.
The Black and Yellow are currently coached by 40-year-old manager Edin Terzić, who was appointed full-time in 2022 after serving as the interim during the 2020-21 season. Dortmund is coming off a 3-1 league win at Hoffenheim and is looking for its first UCL win of the season after losing 2-0 at Paris Saint-Germain in September.
Marco Reus ( to score) and Mats Hummels ( anytime goalscorer) are among the most tenured players on the current roster and some of the most recognizable names due to their time with the German men’s national team. Both are also among BVB’s scorers this season with Hummels always a threat on corner kicks.
Dutch forward Donyell Malen leads the way in goals this season and is priced at to get one past Milan. If he score twice, he pays and a special hat-trick performance is listed at .
Others to consider with scoring possibilities are forwards Sébastien Haller , Niclas Füllkrug , and Youssoufa Moukoko , midfielders Julian Brandt , and Emre Can . American Gio Reyna could see some minutes but has yet to regain anywhere close to his form prior to injury.
Out: Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey, Marcel Sabitzer
AC Milan Hotspur Roster, Injuries & Betting News
Seven-time UEFA Champions League winners, AC Milan are second only to Real Madrid as one of the iconic and emblematic teams of this competition. The Rossoneri were last European champions in 2006–07 but a resurgence in recent seasons, with a semifinal appearance just a few months ago, has Milan priced at to make the final and to win it all.
Manager Stefano Pioli is in his fifth season with the club and has led the team back to a Serie A title. Milan are coming off a 2-0 league win over the weekend, where Pulisic scored the game-winner, and are looking for its first UCL win of the season after tying at home to Newcastle United last month.
Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leão will be the players with the spotlight and the expectation to score as Milan and Dortmund look to gain at least a point in one of the toughest groups of the competition. Christian Pulisic is behind those two in the goalscoring list in a resurgence following a tough end to his spell at English Premier League side Chelsea.
Swiss forward Noah Okafor , who also scored over the weekend, and defender Théo Hernandez are also names to have in mind for anytime scorers. Dutch midfielder Tijjani Reijnders was also an important summer signing and could be one of the dark horses to get one in the back of the net.
Out: Ismaël Bennacer, Mattia Caldara, Pierre Kalulu, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Rade Krunic
Goalscorer Props + More Dortmund vs. AC Milan Wagering Options
Below is a sampling of props for Wednesday’s Dortmund vs. AC Milan UEFA Champions League group match.
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Dortmund vs. AC Milan Prediction
Dortmund have only lost one of their last 15 home games in the Champions League group stage. That record will certainly get tested not only with this opponent but with the rest of the group.
It will be a great atmosphere, as it always is, at the Signal Iduna Park. That should make for motivated players who want to shine in that setting.
Both teams are searching for their first win in a tough group that includes PSG and Newcastle. Expect both teams to be aggressive in attack and take a bit more risk in this match as opposed to their showings in the opening matchday.
Here are a few bets that are worth considering:
- To Win: Dortmund
- Total Goals: Over 2.5
- Anytime Scorer: Niclas Füllkrug , Sébastien Haller , Rafael Leão
Dortmund vs. AC Milan Broadcast Info: Where to Watch
- Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Signal Iduna Park
Watch this match at one of the following:
- Paramount+ (English)
- ViX (Spanish)