Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Preview and Prediction
Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League – Group F
Date: Tuesday, 27th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund keen to maintain their unbeaten home record against Real Madrid when they meet again for yet another Champions League clash on Tuesday evening, 27th September, 2016.
The Bundesliga side made a good start to their Champions League campaign as they thrashed Polish side Legia Warsaw 6-0 on the matchday 1. Three goals each on both half and six different goal scorers settled the tie for Dortmund in their trip to Poland. This also initiates a series of high scoring games as the men in black and yellow found the back of the net 14 times in the next three Bundesliga games. The season look bright for Thomas Tuchel and his men as they equalled the club record of 24 home games without defeat with the 3-1 win over Darmstadt at the weekend.
The defending champions Real Madrid struggled to get past a stubborn Sporting CP on the matchday 1 of the 2016/17 Champions League campaign. After a goal-less first half, they surrendered a goal lead to the Portuguese outfit and were destined for defeat. A Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick and Alvaro Morata goal in 89th and 90th minute saved the night for the Bernebeu faithful. This could have been the signs of what to come in the next two weeks for Zidane’s team. They seem to struggle despite winning 2-0 against Espanyol in the next La Liga game. And were duly punished by Villarreal and Las Palmas in the following games, who held them for consecutive draws.
Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head stats
Real Madrid edge the overall head-to-head record against Dortmund with 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats from the 10 Champions League fixtures so far.
Dortmund are unbeaten in 5 home matches against Real Madrid, with 3 wins and 2 draw.
Their latest meeting was in the quarter finals of the 2013/14 Champions League. Real won the tie 3-2 margin, only after Dortmund giving them a scare with 2-0 win in the second leg chasing a 3-0 deficit from first leg.
Real Madrid’s latest German opposition was Wolfsburg during the quarter finals of last season. Zidane’s men lost 2-0 in their trip to Germany, but overturned the deficit with a 3-0 win back home.
Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The match represents two teams in the opposite ends of the form wheel. Dortmund are flying high in all competitions with 20 goals scored since the matchday 1 of the Champions League. While Real Madrid who started their league campaign brilliantly have faded in recent weeks and coming here without a win in their last two competitive games. Their defense looks quite vulnerable and have conceded 6 goals from their last 5 matches. So goals are expected on both ends.
On the basis of form and head-to-head analysis, our pick favours Dortmund to get something out of this match. Even a double chance for the home side to win or draw at the odds of 1.48 is a good option for this game.
Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Dortmund Double Chance to win or draw at 1.48 (1/2)
Dortmund to Score at least 2 goals, Over 1.5 at 1.83 (5/6)
Over 3.5 goals at 2.20 (6/5).