The second round of Champions League group stage matches, sees an intriguing encounter between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, in Germany.
Both teams got their 2016/17 campaign off to a good start, taking maximum points but it will be Borussia Dortmund who come into this match as the happier of the two, in terms of performance. Dortmund came away from Legia Warsaw with a confidence boosting 6-0 victory and although they were expected to win the match, no one predicted that result. Despite winning their match 2-1, at home to Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid struggled and needed two late goals to secure the 3 points.
The last time the teams met in Dortmund, was in 2014 and the German’s came away with a 2-0 victory.
1. Bookies Choice
As defending champions, it’s a little surprise to see Real Madrid installed as runner-up for this game, at 2.80 with Bet365. Zinedine Zidane’s team have lost only once in their previous 15 Champions League games and have won the last 3 in a row, including last season’s final.
Borussia Dortmund are priced at 2.45, meaning there is not a lot to choose between the teams. Thomas Tuchel’s team have defeated Real Madrid at home in each of their last 3 meetings and will believe they can do so again in this game. However, they will need to show an improvement from their last 2 home Champions League matches, which saw a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht and a 3-0 defeat by Juventus.
The draw is available at 3.80, with Bet365.
2. Borussia vs Real Betting Tips
As mentioned above, Real Madrid have lost 1 of their last 15 games in the Champions League but the single defeat came against German opposition last season, in the form of Wolfsburg. Furthermore, Real Madrid have won 50% of their last 8 away matches in the competition and this will give Borussia Dortmund plenty of belief they can beat the Spanish giants.
Keeping a clean sheet will be difficult for Dortmund, especially with the talent Real Madrid have in attack and the German’s have conceded a goal in each of their last 3 home Champions League games. However, the atmosphere will be superb in Singal Iduna Park and Dortmund have had the better of Real Madrid in recent home matches. Dortmund to win, with both teams to score is on offer at 3.75 with Bet365 and makes for a good bet.
Expect Dortmund to make a fast start in-front of their home fans and go looking for an early goal. In the last 3 matches at the Signal Iduna Park between the teams, Dortmund have gone in at half-time with the advantage and seen the game out. Dortmund half-time/full-time is available at 3.75 with Bet365.
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