Sports Betting. Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica [08.03.17] : a home field advantage

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Sports Betting. Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica [08.03.17] : a home field advantage

Champions League

Round of 16, return leg

08.03.2017

Bet: Dortmund to go through

Before the start of the season the sports betting companies expected Borussia Dortmund to participate in the championship race. But die Schwarzgelben have lost a lot of points playing away from home that’s why the sit only on the third position with 13-point deficit from Bayern Munich. The betting experts mention, however, that Tuchel’s side are in cracking form now as they recorded an impressive 6-2 win over Leverkusen at the weekend. So, they are able to come back from 1 goal down while playing against Benfica in Dortmund.

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Benfica are engaged in a fierce struggle for a national title, but it doesn’t hinder them to be quite successful in the Champion League battles. They were not considered to be favorites on the sports betting markets, but they managed to beat Borussia (1-0) in the first leg at Estadio da Luz. Of course, the 1 goal advantage doesn’t allow the Eagles to let things slide in Dortmund, but the betting experts believe they are able to make a stand at Westfalenstadion.

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When choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that Borussia have been impressive at home this season and this is one of the main reasons why it is recommended to put money on the Germans. Die Schwarzgelben haven’t suffered any single defeat at home this season, recording 12 wins and 6 draws in all competitions. As for Benfica, the betting advisors notice that they are a more domestic team, so it will be extremely difficult to hold back Borussia on the road. In addition, the Eagles will miss Fejsa, Grimaldo and Lopez. At the same time Bender, Goetze and Rode won’t play for Dortmund.

Despite a 0-1 loss in the first leg, Dortmund are assumed to have more chances to get past this stage: 1,72 against 2,15. As for the return leg itself, the bookmakers also give preference to the hosts: Borussia – 1,38, Draw – 5,10, Benfica – 9,60. Since Dortmund’s defense isn’t tight by any stretch of imagination, you may bet on “Both Teams to Score” (1,90). Besides, there is a good option “Total Goals by Home Team over 2” (1,79).