Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Written by on March 4, 2019

When you get to the later stages of the Champions League, you very often end up with great match-ups that are tough to call. An away goal or a lucky bounce is very often all that separates the teams in the knock-out stages of the tournament, which is why we rarely see blowout wins or big comebacks at this stage. There are some exceptions to the rule, though, like the scenes we saw a few years back when Barcelona overcame a 4-goal deficit to PSG, but for the most part, a big win in the first leg of a tie generally gets the job done.

With that in mind, Tottenham must be going on the road on Tuesday feeling very good about their chances of moving into the quarter-finals, as they built up a 3-0 lead in their home leg against Borussia Dortmund. The Germans will almost certainly come out and have a go at turning this one around, but the odds seem to be very heavily stacked against them. Dortmund is in as a slight favorite for this one, with the O/U set at 3.

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham UEFA Champions League Odds & Pick

Head to Head

  • Previous Matches: 5
  • Tottenham Victories: 3
  • Tottenham Goals: 9
  • Borussia Dortmund Victories: 2
  • Borussia Dortmund Goals: 7

Why bet on Borussia Dortmund?

This is a monumental challenge for Borussia Dortmund, as coming from 3 goals down to a team as proficient as Tottenham would appear to be almost impossible. Over their last 5 UCL games, they have managed to score 3 or more goals twice, but those came in the group stage where things tend to be a little more open than they are when we get to the knockout portion of the tournament.

They had been defensively sound prior to that 3-0 first leg loss to Tottenham, as they had failed to yield a goal in the 4 UCL games prior to that one. Borussia Dortmund will be looking to take advantage of a Tottenham side that is on a poor run of domestic form, but even if they can get to them, you still have to question their ability to overturn such a large deficit.

Expected Line-up

  • 1-R. Bürki
  • 36-Ö. Toprak
  • 4-A. Diallo
  • 5-A. Hakimi
  • 2-D. Zagadou
  • 28-A. Witsel
  • 6-T. Delaney
  • 10-M. Götze
  • 19-M. Dahoud
  • 22-C. Pulisic
  • 7-J. Sancho

Why bet on Tottenham?

In the English Premier League, Tottenham has seen their title challenge fall apart in the last couple of weeks, as they have now picked up just 1 point from a possible 9, and all while Liverpool and Manchester City continue to pick up points. Tottenham will be looking at the Champions League as a legitimate method of picking up some silverware, which is something that has eluded them for quite some time.

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham is going to be a close one.

With that in mind, you can bet that they will be building a rather solid defensive wall in Dortmund. With a 3-goal cushion, Tottenham doesn’t have to go out and attack, but with Harry Kane leading the charge up front, there is always the chance that they might hit Dortmund on the break with a goal that would be the final nail in the coffin.

Expected Line-up

  • 1-H. Lloris
  • 5-J. Vertonghen
  • 4-T. Alderweireld
  • 24-S. Aurier
  • 6-D. Sánchez
  • 21-J. Foyth
  • 17-M. Sissoko
  • 23-C. Eriksen
  • 27-Lucas Moura
  • 8-H. Winks
  • 7-Son Heung-Min

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham

I think we are going to be looking at 90 minutes of Dortmund trying to break down a tightly packed Tottenham defense, and while they might come away with the win on the night, it will be Tottenham who ultimately goes through.

Score: Borussia Dortmund 1 – Tottenham 0