Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Real Madrid were fortunate to escape with anything from their last game, but they eventually came out on top. Given the slip ups we've seen from them in the last week, this could be a very tough game.Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid
Venue: Signal-Iduna Park
Kick-off: Tuesday 27th
Borussia Dortmund have been absolutely ruthless so far this season, decimating Legia in the first round of fixtures. They've scored 14 in three league games since that, even beating a very good Wolfsburg side 5-1 on their travels. You wouldn't expect something so emphatic against Madrid, but it's clear this side are a massive threat.Real Madrid have definitely been stuttering early in the season. Cristiano Ronaldo has returned and looked anything but match fit, but naturally Zidane played him anyway. It took two goals, both practically in added time, for Madrid to beat Sporting. They have since been held by Villareal and Las Palmas. The home side has come out on top in seven of the last eight meetings between these sides. It seems like commonplace for Dortmund and Madrid to be paired together in the Champions League now. Dortmund have toppled them in two of the last three two legged meetings, and last season came close to recovering from a 3-0 first leg deficit.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Borussia Dortmund are currently best odds of 8/5 with Bet365 to come out on top in this game. The draw can be bet on at odds of 11/4 with Bet Victor and others, whilst Real Madrid are dropping and are currently priced at 17/10.
I think this is going to be a fantastic game. Real Madrid are always capable of scoring goals and you'd expect them to contribute here. Dortmund are netting for fun and I think this is a season where they're a genuine contender to win either the league or the Bundesliga. They've scored 11 in three goals so far this season en-route to winning all three games, but they did allow the opposition a goal in two of those. Sixof their seven games in all competitions this season have seen at least three goals, and I believe this will be nothing different.Real Madrid have been sloppy lately. There's a big difference in coming from behind to Villareal or Sporting at home, to overturning any kind of deficit against a team like this. And without doubt I can say this place is the best atmosphere I've ever experienced in European Football. If the fans smell blood, Dortmund will bite. Back Borussia Dortmund to win and Over 2.5 goals at 5/2 with Unibet.
I think this game will probably be open and entertaining from the off. Both teams will get amongst the goals and even if Madrid are on the front foot, we've seen how quickly they can switch off in recent weeks. To go to Las Palmas, concede two and throw the game away like they did makes it hard for me to trust them at the moment. Back Dortmund to win 3-2 at odds of 20/1 with Bet365.
Cristiano Ronaldo is priced as the most likely scorer in this game. We expect him to net any time he is on the pitch, but he clearly isn't 100% still. Aubameyang is in front of his home crowd here and he's been scoring for fun this season, so he's a much better option to me. Back Aubameyang to score a goal at best odds 13/10 with Betfair.
Free Betting Tip
Dortmund & Over 2.5 Goals - 5/2 with Unibet
Correct Score Prediction
Dortmund 3-2 - 20/1 with Bet365
Pierre-EmerickAubameyang - 13/10 with Betfair