In the domestic leagues across Europe, the goal of every team involved is to land at the top and become the champions of their respective countries. While only one team can land on top in each league, there are some rather spectacular consolation prizes up for grabs, the biggest of which is a spot in the UEFA Champions League. This is, without a doubt, the biggest club competition that the football world has to offer, with the teams who make it in guaranteed to add millions to their bank accounts before all is said and done. It all begins with the group stage, with the top two teams in each group moving on to the knockout rounds, which is where we are now. The Round of 16 will get underway on Tuesday with a pair of games, which will include defending champions Liverpool and Atletico Madrid going head to head. We are going to focus on the other Tuesday game for this one, though, with Borussia Dortmund hosting PSG in the first leg. The bookies see the opening leg as a tight one, with this one on the board as a PK play. The goal total here has been set at 3 ¼. Let’s see how the Champions League betting odds will be for the Dortmund vs PSG.
Dortmund Vs PSG 2020 Champions Betting Lines & Game Preview
- When: Tuesday, February 18 at 3 PM EST
- Where: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
- TV: ESPN
- Champions League Odds: Paris Saint-Germain PK / Total 3.25
Why bet on the Borussia Dortmund
While Borussia Dortmund are always formidable at home, they are not coming into this one on a particularly good run of form, as they have picked up just a single point in their last two games in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are currently laying in 3rd in the league, just 4 points off the pace being set by Bayern Munich, but those last 2 games will have put a serious dent in their title hopes. The one thing that they do have going for them is that they can score goals, banging in 63 in 22 games, which is the best in the Bundesliga at the moment. They have gone undefeated in their 11 home games this season, winning 8 and drawing 3, while scoring 40 and surrendering just 10. That defense will need to be tight against an explosive PSG side.
Why bet on the PSG
Over the past few years, PSG have spent a ridiculous amount of money to build their squad. While that financial outlay has made them pretty close to unbeatable in Ligue 1, it has not translated into Champions League success. The reality of the situation is that buying up the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe was done in an attempt to garner European glory, but PSG always seem to find a way to shoot themselves in the foot, including second leg collapses against Barcelona and Liverpool in recent years. PSG have been dominant on the domestic front again this season, opening up a 10-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 and scoring 67 times in the process. They are 10-1-2 away from home, scoring 31 and surrendering 13.
Dortmund vs PSG Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s tough to trust this PSG team when it comes to Champions League play, but I do believe that they are just a little too good for Borussia, which is why I think they might just head back home with a win from the first leg.
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