Borussia Dortmund v Spurs: Can Germans haul in huge task?

borussia dortmundWhile the bookies felt this could be a close tie, Tottenham seized the early advantage in London last time out. One of their best performances of the season culminated in a 3-0 win, leaving Borussia Dortmund with a huge, uphill task if they are going to progress.

The Germans are favourites to win on the night but can they do enough to overhaul that 3-0 deficit and make it into the quarter finals?

Event Date: 05 March, 2019

Match Odds

In terms of the result in 90 minutes, Borussia Dortmund are favourites to win and they can currently be claimed at best odds of Even Money with SportPesa. That leaves victory for Tottenham Hotspur on offer at a top price of 14/5 with Unibet while the draw is also at 14/5 – this time with 888Sport.

If we switch to the To Qualify betting, we find that Spurs are at a best of 1/16 with BetFred and that’s interesting as they have drifted from 1/12 some 48 hours ahead of the game. Dortmund, meanwhile, remain out at 9/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral.

We have the classic situation here where Borussia Dortmund really need to go on the attack from the first whistle and that will leave them open at the back. Spurs have been in poor form, drawing one and losing two of their last three league games but they somehow seem to reserve their best performances for this competition. All three outcomes are strong options but we’re backing the draw at those generous odds of 14/5 with 888Sport.

Individual Goal Scorers

Harry Kane

Harry Kane

Among the men who can decide the outcome of this tie is Tottenham’s Harry Kane who has made a scoring return to the side following injury. Kane was on target from the penalty spot against Arsenal on Saturday and he is available at 9/2 with SportingBet and BetBright to score the first goal in Germany.

That figure makes Kane second favourite behind Paco Alcacer who is quoted at 17/2 with Betway and Black Type while Marco Reus is only fractionally further back at best odds of 5/1 with 10Bet and RedZoneSports.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min was in a great run of scoring form prior to Kane’s return and he will attract some interest at a top price of 13/2 with SportPesa while other options for the away side include Lucas Moura at best odds of 19/2 with Unibet and 888Sport plus Christian Eriksen at 12/1 with William Hill and Betway.

For Borussia Dortmund, eyes will be on Jadon Sancho at 7/1 with Unibet or punters could opt for Mario Gotze at that same 7/1 with BetFred.

The name that interests us here is that of Son Heung-Min who scored in the first leg and is on a great run overall. Odds of 13/2 for the first goal look tempting but we’ll play things a little safer and take the South Korean at a best of 19/10 with Unibet and 888Sport for a goal in 90 minutes.

Other Side Bets

spursOne of the more obvious bets on this game could come in the Both Teams to Score market. Dortmund must attack while Tottenham can be deadly on the counter so BTTS seems likely but it is predictably short at best odds of 8/15 with William Hill and SportNation.

Other popular side bets will include Over 2.5 goals which is marginally better at 4/7 with Ladbrokes and Coral or you can go to Over 3.5 which extends to 7/5 with Royal Panda. Our preference was for a lower scoring draw with a 1-1 outcome also an option at a top price of 7/1 with SportingBet in the Correct Score market.

It could be an open game but Spurs’ defence is tight and Dortmund fans can’t simply expect a feast of goals. Considering all those side bets, we are looking at 1-1 on the night but we’ll play safer with our final tip of Both Teams to Score as we hunt out a profitable evening in Germany.

Best Bets:

  • The Draw at 14/5 with 888Sport
  • Son Heung-Min to score any time at 19/10 with Unibet
  • Both Teams to Score at 8/15 with SportNation
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