Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona 2019 UEFA Champions League Odds, Preview and Pick

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona 2019 UEFA Champions League Odds, Preview and Pick

Written by on September 17, 2019

Barcelona takes on Dortmund in a huge Champions League matchup on Tuesday, Sep. 17. The good news for Barca is that Lionel Messi should play. With Messi back in the fold, will Barcelona beat Dortmund as the slight road favorite? Check out the soccer odds, analysis, and a free pick for Barcelona-Dortmund!

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona 2019 UEFA Champions League Odds, Preview and Pick

Why Barcelona is a good bet +108?

Messi is back. That’s a good enough reason as any to back a Barca team that’s just been in okay form in their past four matches. The loss to Atletico Bilbao should never happen. However, that came on the heels of an excellent 4-0 victory over Italian Serie A power Napoli.

Not only that, but Barcelona showed in their last match, a 5-2 win over Valencia, that they’re hitting their stride. Last season’s La Liga winners have a chance to get their Champions League quest off to a good start.

Form Last 5

  • W – 5-2 vs Valencia
  • D – 2-2 vs Osasuna
  • W – 5-2 vs Real Betis
  • L – 0-1 vs Atletico Bilbao
  • W – 4-0 vs Napoli

Expected Line-Up

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
  • Lenglet
  • Pique
  • Alba
  • Semedo
  • Busquets
  • Vidal
  • Rakitic
  • Griezmann
  • Suarez
  • Messi

Why Dortmund is a good bet +218?

Dortmund has been in excellent form. The Bundesliga squad heads into their first Champions League battle off arguably their two best performances this season. They dominated Cottbus by 5 before spanking Bayer Leverkusen by 4.

If Dortmund can get their defense working early, they might catch favored Barcelona on the counter a couple of times. That could lead to a victory for the underdog home squad.

Form Last 5

  • W – 4-0 vs Bayer Leverkusen
  • W – 5-0 vs. Energie Cottbus
  • L – 1-3 vs Union Berlin
  • W – 3-1 vs Cologne
  • W – 5-1 vs Augsburg

Expected Line-Up

  • Burki
  • Hummels
  • Akanji
  • Guerreiro
  • Hakimi
  • Reus
  • Delaney
  • Weigl
  • Bruun Larson
  • Hazard
  • Sancho

UEFA Champions League Betting Trends for Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona

  • Barcelona is 3-1-1 SU in their last 5
  • Barcelona has outscored their last 3 opponents 12-6
  • Barcelona has outscored their last 5 opponents 16-7
  • Dortmund is 4-1 SU in their last 5
  • Dortmund has outscored their last 3 opponents 10-3
  • Dortmund has outscored their last 5 opponents 18-5

UEFA Champions League Soccer Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona Betting Analysis

Messi playing in this match is massive for Barcelona. But, Barca hasn’t been on top of their game in recent matches. Even with Messi on the pitch, Barcelona might find it hard to break down Borussia Dortmund, a team that, like many in soccer, excels at home.

Dortmund has been on point in both their attack and defensively in their past couple of matches. Dortmund does have a loss in the Bundesliga, but they’re 3-0-1 while rival Bayern Munich is 2-2-0 with a couple of wins and 2 draws.

What’s really impressive is that after losing to Union Berlin, they bounced back by squashing Cottbus in a friendly and crushing Leverkusen. Dortmund can get the victory over favored Barcelona on Tuesday, but let’s go for the draw. With Messi on the pitch, Barca will be tough to beat in regulation.

UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick: Draw