Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Odds – Tuesday 14th February 2017 – 19:45 – BT Sport 1
Benfica are 2/1 with the draw at 12/5 and Borussia Dortmund are 13/10
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Benfica welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Estadio de Luz in a huge Champions League match, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.
The Portuguese league leaders come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win, against Arouca with large parts played with ten men.
Kostas Mitroglou (25,35) scored two goals in the first half, giving his side a 2-0 advantage in ten first-half minutes.
Ederson Moraes (41) was then sent off, ensuring that Benfica played the remainder of the match with ten men.
Carillo (49) put the match beyond the visitors, with that goal giving Benfica an unassailable lead in the match.
It ensures that Benfica remain top of the Portuguese Primera Liga, by a slender point.
Benfica In Great Form
The Portuguese come into this match in great recent form, with just one defeat in their last six matches.
Wins against Arouca, Nacional, Tondela and Vitoria have all come in the league, with just one draw and one defeat.
Benfica will be looking for far greater levels of consistency in the Champions League, with two of each result in their six matches.
They did lose their last match against Napoli, they face a Dortmund side who will be formidable opponents.
Benfica go into this match as the underdogs, despite their excellent recent form and home advantage.
They will be looking to register their third win in the competition, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.
Benfica will be looking to complete a first ever Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund In Mixed Form
Tuchel’s side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Darmstadt, their first defeat in six matches.
Boyd (21) opened the scoring for Darmstadt, ensuring that the hosts went into the 1-0 lead.
Guerreiro (44) equalised for Dortmund, meaning they went into the break on level pegging at 1-1.
Colak (67) scored what proved to be the winner for the home side, it could have been worse if Steinhofer had connected late on.
It consigns Dortmund to another poor result, they now find themselves 15 points behind Bayern Munich.
Germans Need Win
Dortmund had been in mixed form of late, although they were unbeaten heading into the weekend’s matches.
Tuchel’s men currently sit in fourth and that is simply not good enough, they have fared better in Europe though.
They topped their respective Champions League Group F, finishing above 11-time winners Real Madrid.
More Of The Same
The match against Benfica sees Dortmund emerge as favourites, with their excellent European form finding favour with the bookies.
A win will mean they are in the drivers seat in this tie, an away goal will be key to their chances of progression.
This is the first meeting between the two sides, the Germans would dearly love to make it a first win as well.
Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Benfica are Kostas Mitroglou and Jonas at 5/1 with Raul Jimenez at 7/1. For Borussia Dortmund, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at 100/30 with Marco Reus at 5/1.
This is the first meeting between the two sides in a competitive fixture.
Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Odds
Tip 1 – Jimenez to score first @ 7/1
Tip 2 – Benfica to win 2-1 @ 9/1