Shakhtar Donetsk vs Borussia Dortmund Odds March 5th, 2013

Published on March 4th, 2013 4:02 pm EST


Borussia Dortmund will take on Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday evening in the second leg of their Round of 16 Champions League match. The two teams fought to a 2-2 draw in their first game on February 13th.

Tuesday's game will be hosted by Borussia Dortmund in BVB Stadion Dortmund, and the game will get underway at 20:45CET local time.

Both teams are coming off of wins in league play this past weekend. Borussia Dortmund defeated Hannover 96 3-1, with Lewandowski scoring two goals for his club. Lewandowski recently returned from suspension and made the most of his return.

Shakhtar Donetsk is also coming off of a win this past weekend as they managed to thrash FC Volyn Lutsk 4-1.

Borussia Dortmund has drawn seven away first legs in UEFA competition and has advanced a total of six times on aggregate. Can they make it a seventh time on Tuesday evening?

Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk have met in Champions League play once before. In 2001, the two teams squared off against each other in a qualifying round, with Borussia Dortmund winning 5-1 in aggregate.

Borussia Dortmund, which is hosting Tuesday night's game, is one of only four teams to post a perfect home record during the group stage of the tournament. Borussia Dortmund will be looking to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 1997/98.


As you can probably imagine, Borussia Dortmund are pretty heavy favourites to win on Tuesday.

Here are the current betting odds:

Borussia Dortmund, 1.61
Draw, 3.60
Shakhtar Donetsk, 6.00

These odds mean that a $100 bet on Borussia Dortmund would result in a total profit of $61, while a successful $100 bet on Shakhtar Donetsk would return $500 in profit.

The odds to qualify:

Borussia Dortmund, 1.22
Shakhtar Donetsk, 4.00

Finally, the over/under odds:

Under 2.5 Goals, 2.37
Over 2.5 Goals, 1.53

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