Borussia Dortmund Big Favourites To Win at Home on Wednesday

Published on March 6th, 2017 4:47 am EST
Round of 16 action in Champions League continues this week with a number of matches, including Borussia Dortmund v Benfica.

Of the Round of 16 matches, Borussia Dortmund v Benfica is the one that has the best chance of going either way. Benfica won the first leg 1-0 at home, and now Borussia Dortmund needs to hold up their end of the bargain in front of their fans on Wednesday. Despite dropping the first game, Borussia Dortmund is still favoured to advance, as they are currently 8/11 to qualify for the next round, while Benfica is listed at 11/10.

Borussia Dortmund was unable to notch a road goal in the first leg, which could come back to bite them. The good news for Borussia Dortmund and its fans, however, is that the team usually plays well at home.

Here are the odds for Wednesday's match:

Borussia Dortmund, 4/11
Draw, 17/4
Benfica, 17/2

As you can see, Borussia Dortmund is the clear favourite to win this week. A one goal win for Borussia Dortmund by itself wouldn't be good enough, however - a 1-0 win for Dortmund would send the contest into extra time, while a one goal win that involves a Benfica tally would result in Benfica moving ahead to the next round.

According to the bookmakers, here are the five likeliest results of Wednesday's match:

Borussia Dortmund 2-0, 6/1
Borussia Dortmund 1-0, 13/2
Borussia Dortmund 2-1, 7/1
Borussia Dortmund 3-0, 8/1
Draw 1-1, 17/2

Of these five potential outcomes, two would result in Borussia Dortmund moving on, two would result in Benfica advancing and one would push the contest into extra time.

The odds for both teams to score on Wednesday is a coin flip, as both sides (Yes and No) are currently trading for 10/11.


As of this moment, Borussia Dortmund is listed at 16/1 to win Champions League, while Benfica is much further down the list at 125/1.

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