UEFA Winning Favorites Between Borussia Dortmund Vs Monaco
For some of the 8 teams remaining in the tournament, the Champions League will be the opportunity to add to the trophy haul for the season, while for others, winning here will be all they have left in terms of winning silverware. Borussia Dortmund fall into the latter category, as their season has, by their own lofty standards, been something of a disappointment. They are sitting 4th in the Bundesliga, which is much lower down the table than we are used to seeing them. They will be desperate to win the Champions League, as it will take away some of the bitterness of their domestic season, but they are going to have a tough road ahead of them, starting with a quarter-final tie versus Monaco. The French side are engaged in a 3-team battle atop Ligue 1, which they lead by 3 points. While some may view that as a bit of a distraction heading into this match-up, there can be no denying that Monaco are one of the more dangerous teams left in this tournament. Find the latest soccer betting odds here.
In Depth Analysis On The UEFA Winning Favorites Between Borussia Dortmund Vs Monaco
When: Tuesday, April 11 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
UEFA Odds: Borussia Dortmund -½ (-148)
Why bet on Borussia Dortmund
The weekend match versus Bayern Munich served as a reminder as to just how far Dortmund have fallen this season. They went down 4-1 to the team that are sure to be champions, and they have now given up 32 league goals this season, although they have managed to bag 59 in 28 games. There is no doubt that Borussia Dortmund have some legitimate attacking threats on their squad, but their susceptibility at the back may come back to bite them, especially against a team like Monaco, who are scoring goals for fun this season. Dortmund are always very tough to beat at home, but you get the feeling that they will need to keep a clean sheet on Tuesday to give themselves the best shot at moving on to the final four.
Why bet on Monaco
Monaco have a legitimate shot at winning the title in France, and becoming champions of Europe. They made it into the quarter-finals courtesy of a stirring comeback versus Manchester City. Down 5-3 after the first leg, Monaco took out City 3-1 at home to complete the win and move on to the final 8. This is another team that knows their way to goal, as they have banged in a staggering 88 goals in 31 league games, giving up just 26 during that run. They are at their best going forward, and since they know that Dortmund are not playing particularly well right now, look for them to go and get something on Tuesday night.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think it’s fair to say that this match-up is going to produce some offensive fireworks. Dortmund know that this is their last chance for silverware, so look for them to go all out, which could mean leaving themselves exposed at the back.
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