Borussia Dortmund Strong Favourites To Win at Home on Thursday

Published on December 10th, 2015 11:42 am EST

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UEFA Europa League matchup - Borussia Dortmund vs. PAOK Salonika - Matchup and previewThe group stage of the Europa League is set to wrap up this week.

Heading into the final day of play, Group C currently looks like this:

Krasnodar, 10 points
Borussia Dortmund, 10 points
PAOK, 4 points
Gabala, 2 points

Borussia Dortmund, along with sides such as Liverpool, has been tabbed as one of the favourites to win the entire tournament. With a very easy group to navigate through, Borussia Dortmund has been coasting, just doing enough to pass through to the knockout stage. Borussia Dortmund is surely one of the most talented teams in the tournament at this stage.

PAOK Salonika, on the other hand, was looking to outperform when they start the group stage but have been unable to get much going. PAOK has likely done better than most people expected, as they have managed a total of 4 draws during group stage play. PAOK Salonika's biggest problem has been their woeful goal scoring, as they have managed just 2 goals over the course of 5 group stage matches.

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Borussia Dortmund will be looking to finish atop the group despite having already locked up a spot for the knockout round.

Let's take a look at the odds for Thursday's contest:

Borussia Dortmund, 1.14
Draw, 8.50
PAOK Salonika, 15.00

So, according to these odds, a successful $100 wager on Borussia Dortmund would return a total profit of $14, while a successful $100 bet on PAOK Salonika would return a total profit of $1,400.

In short - bookmakers aren't giving PAOK Salonika much of a chance of winning this contest. Borussia Dortmund and PAOK played to a draw on October 1st, though playing in front of Borussia Dortmund's 55,000+ fans will be an entirely different story.

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If you are expecting a competitive match, you may want to look elsewhere on Thursday.

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