Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 7th December
What a fantastic finale to Group F we have in this one on Wednesday night. Borussia Dortmund have netted nineteen times so far in their group and will set a new record in the competition for the most goals scored in a group stage if they can bag two more. They go into match day six top of the group and just need to hold out to a draw to stay there. The only way then that Real Madrid go through as group winners is by taking maximum points from this game at the Nou Camp. Can they get it done on the night? Great set up and this is likely to be the highlight match of the week.
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Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips
So the Spaniards have to win if they are going to finish top of the group. There are probably a lot of group winners so far who will be hoping that they do, so that they won’t have to face Real in the round of sixteen. Both Real and Dortmund are through to the next stage, this is just going to settle who tops the pile. There was a 2-2 draw between them out in Germany earlier in the group. Real Madrid are unbeaten in their five previous match ups at home against Dortmund and go as favourites to bank the win. These two have seen a lot of each other recently as this is the eighth time in the last five seasons of the Champions League that they have ran into each other. The most recent clash was in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League quarter finals, with Real Madrid winning 3-2 on aggregate.
Real Madrid are a tough nut to crack at the Bernabeu in Europe. They have taken a win in 11 of their last 14 Champions League home matches against German opposition (D2 L1) with their only loss in that sequence of games happening against Schalke in March last year. Overall they have won 20 of their last 21 (D1) group stage matches in the competition at the Bernabeu, having won each of their last twelve there. So they are going to take some stopping and overall they are on a 33 match unbeaten streak (home and away) in all competitions at the moment. Actually the last time that Real Madrid failed to take a win in a home match in the Champions league was in a 2-2 draw with Dortmund back in November 2012. This game to go over 2.5 goals at Bet365 will fetch a price of 1/2 with bookmaker Bet365. Cristiano Ronaldo is 8/11 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market and he has four goals in six Champions League appearances against Dortmund.
Dortmund have their scoring star of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang at a price of 11/10 in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market. Dortmund are on the brink of a record having scored 19 group stage goals already this season. One more equals the record for the most goals scored in a campaign while two sees them break it. Manchester United 1998/99, Barcelona 2011/12 and Real Madrid 2013/14 all scored 20 group stage goals. You can go with a 4/9 option at Bet365 on both teams to score in this clash and Dortmund have won their other two group stage games away from home, so they have a big shot at winning three away games in a group stage for the first time ever.
A draw isn’t too likely to play itself out in this one as only two of Dortmund’s last 27 Champions League matches have ended in a draw, with them posting a W16 D2 L9 in that sequence of games. Five times before the German giants have been over to face Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and they have yet to win there, having come away with a D1 L4 record. Not only that, in each of their five previous visits there, Dortmund shipped at least two goals in each of them. In the Bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw at 7/1 while a Real Madrid 2-1 return is a 15/2 quote. Dortmund have produced some powerful stuff out on the road recently as they have gone W7 D1 L2 in their last ten away games in Europe With eight goals scored and just the one conceded so far out on the road, can they score a famous win?
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds
Real Madrid 10/11, Draw 3/1, Borussia Dortmund 3/1
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Predictions
Really looking forward to this showdown and we would expect the game to go over 2.5 goals on the night because there is some firepower on show between these two and it could be open. Real Madrid need to step on the gas and secure the win and they are likely to just edge things on home soil as well. They can be a formidable force to deal with at home and therefore look for them to win at a decent price in the match outright.