Sports Betting. Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund [14.02.17] : a tight battle in Lisbon

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Sports Betting. Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund [14.02.17] : a tight battle in Lisbon

Champions League

Round of 16, first leg

14.02.2017

Bet: Benfica or Draw

As it was predicted by the sports betting companies Benfica became one of the two best teams in the Group B of the Champions League group stage. The Eagles finished with a 3-point deficit from Napoli. Besides, Rui Vitoria’s team are quite successful in their national competition, where they sit on the first position. Although Benfica are not considered to be a favorite on the betting markets, they are really able to get into a fight for the place in the round of 8.

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Contrary to the pre-season predictions Borussia Dortmund haven’t been consistent so far. The Schwarzgelben are out of the top-3 in Bundesliga table. They sit on the 4th position – 15 points behind the leader. This weekend they surprisingly lost to struggling Darmstadt (1-2). On the other hand, the betting experts didn’t expect Tuchel’s side to finish before Real Madrid in the Group F of the Champions League group stage.

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While choosing a bet it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that the group stage saw Borussia Dortmund scoring more than any other team. However, 14 out of their 21 goals were scored in the matches with an underdog Legia Warsaw. Now the Schwarzgelben have a lot of troubles playing away from home regardless their opponent’s status. Benfica, on the contrary, are on fire now, especially at Estadio da Luz, where they got 14 wins along with 3 draws and only 1 loss, that’s why the battle promises to be fierce. The betting experts pay attention to the fact that none of the coaches have major selection concerns.

The bookmakers give preference to the away Team: Benfica – 3,15, Draw – 3,40, Borussia Dortmund – 2,35. Germans’ chances to go through this stage are estimates higher – 1,30 against 3,75. But since Benfica are powerful at home, it is recommended to bet on “Double Chance Benfica or Draw” (1,65). Another good option is “Both Teams to Score” (1,70). Apart from that you can risk to bet on “Benfica to Win with a 1-goal Margin or Draw” (2,12).