Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th September 2017

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Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 26th September 7.45pm

This should be one of the highlights of Tuesday night as the Champions League returns with a bang in this one. These two are no strangers to each other and played out two 2-2 draws in the group stage last season. Dortmund lost against Spurs in their opener so they really need to find a response in this one. With Real Madrid not being at their sharpest this season, the Germans may have the chance to take this one to the Spaniards. Real opened their campaign with a 3-0 home win over APOEL.

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid 2017 Infographic

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Betting Tips

Dortmund lost at Spurs on Match Day One, but their squad was pretty ravaged by injuries. Despite that loss, they will have some appeal to go and win this game. They are top of the Bundesliga after six games of the new season with a W5 D1 record, and in those six games they have averaged over three goals per game and have conceded just the one. There was a meeting between these two in last season’s Group Stage and both games returned a 2-2 draw. Dortmund will be defending an unbeaten home record against Real Madrid and the record between the two in Germany is W3 D3 L0 for Dortmund against the Spanish giants. Dortmund were on a four match winning streak at home against Spanish opposition before they played out a home draw with Real Madrid last season. Overall their home record against Spanish opponents reads W7 D4 L2 so the visitors could be in for a tough night. Both teams to score in the match against is as short as 4/11.

Up in the Bet35 correct score market, a Dortmund 2-1 win for a price of 10/1 looks a pretty appealing price. Dortmund’s big threat up top is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is a 4/6 anytime goalscorer and he has been in great form again this season with 12 goals in nine matches for BVB this season. Dortmund had a seven match unbeaten streak of form at home in Europe snapped last season when they were beaten by Monaco in the quarter finals (W5D2). In last season’s group stage, Dortmund claimed seven points from their three home games, including an 8-4 win over Legia Warsaw. What makes this interesting is Real Madrid’s form because they have struggled to hit top gear. In La Liga they have a W3 D2 L1 record from six matches and given their failure to win at Dortmund before, this is going to be a tough game for them after opening with a comfortable 3-0 win over APOEL on match day one.

Real Madrid had to make a trip to Germany last season in the Champions League as they went to the Allianz to face Bayern Munich in the semi finals. Real Madrid won the tie 6-3 on aggregate with a 2-1 win landed in Germany. Overall, their record in Germany is W5 D7 L19 – four of those wins coming in their last seven visits. Real Madrid were on a six match unbeaten streak of form away from home in Europe before they lost arrivals Atletico Madrid in last season’s semi finals. That’s barely a blip though because they have suffered only two defeats in their last twelve away games in Europe though (W6 D4 L2). Spurs will be next up for Real Madrid after this one and so they will want to avoid defeat at least in this one. Cristiano Ronaldo is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at a price of 3/1 going into this one. They may well need a very big game from their talisman.

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Real Madrid 6/5, Draw 3/1, Borussia Dortmund 2/1

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Predictions

Dortmund to win: The chance of the home side pulling off a win in this one has to be pretty decent. They are unbeaten at home against Real Madrid in the Champions League and have to get on the front foot in this to get the points in a competitive group. Home win.