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Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
05 March 2021
Tuesday 9 March
Champions League – Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund carry a slender lead into the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 fixture with Sevilla on Tuesday. The German side may be inconsistent this season, but will be confident ahead of the match at the Signal Iduna Park.
Sevilla opened the scoring through Suso when the sides met in the first leg, only for a Mamoud Dahoud goal and a Erling Haaland brace to turn the game on its head. With all seemingly lost, a late goal from Luuk de Jong kept hopes alive for the Spanish side in the online football betting.
Dan-Axel Zagadou, Thorgan Hazard and Roman Burki were all in the squad for Dortmund’s last game after legnth injury absences. Edin Terzic will be glad to have the re-inforcements with a hectic game schedule for the hosts and Axel Witzel and Manuel Akanji both unlikely to return any time soon.
Julen Lopetegui is without dynamic winger Lucas Ocampos and wing-back Marcos Acuna but has no new injury problems ahead of the game. New signing Papu Gomez has struggled for form and may be dropped in favour of Munir whilst Oscar Torres will hope to start in central midfield.
Dortmund vs. Sevilla Preview and Predictions
Borussia Dortmund host Sevilla on Tuesday, hoping to protect their one goal league from the first leg. The hosts are netoriously poor defensively but remain favourites to progress to the quarter finals at 1.11. Sevilla are out to 6.00 to go through, by virtue of their first leg deficit.
The visitors may have a disadvantage going into the fixture, however Julen Lopetegui will be confident that his side have a goal in them against a shaky Dortmund defence. Despite the hosts’ unstoppable front line, they are not known for their ability to protect a lead, instead simply looking to outscore the opposition.
This tactic is risky ahead of a Champions League knock-out second leg, although the strategy did pay off when the teams met in Seville. Dortmund have achieved a clean sheet in their last two consecutive Bundesliga matches, although Schalke and Arminia have limited firepower compared to the Rojoblancos.
Another reason for hope amoungst the away fans is Dortmund’s hectic fixture list which see’s successive trips to Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich in the build up to Tuesday’s game. Wheras Lopetegui will be able to rotate at the weekend, Terzic will have to field his strongest XI against the German champions.
Even so, with such a young squad, including the infatigueable Haaland, and three away goals to their name, the hosts should be able to secure progression, if not a win outright. A draw at full time at 3.75 would be enough for Dortmund, and is only considered slightly less likely than an away win at 3.45. Dortmund are 2.05 to complete the job with a win in 90 minutes.
Over 3.5 goals scored at 2.45
Dortmund are not the type of team to shut up shop and instead will look to put the game out of Sevilla’s reach. Sevilla, meanwhile, know they have to score.
Both teams to score at 1.54
Sevilla will have nothing to lose and may abandon their ridgid structure in an attempt to turn the game around.