UEFA Champions League Betting Odds and Game Preview - Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid - April, 24th, 2013

Team Logos and Matchup Stats for Borussia Dortmund and Real MadridBorussia are hosts to Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, April 24th at the BVB Stadion in Dortmund at 20:45 CET.

Borussia and Real Madrid met already twice this season in the group stage of the competition where Dortmund managed to tie Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu and then beat them 2-1 at home to finish as leaders of Group D. Will they be able to repeat the feat in the final stages of the competition is the million dollar question.

Borussia beat Malaga in the quarter-finals with a very fortunate finish where they scored twice in extra time of the second leg at home to earn a 3-2 aggregate victory and advance to the semis. Real Madrid had a relatively easier time eliminating Galatasaray winning 5-3 on aggregate.

Borussia have won all of their five home games in the UEFA Champions League this season with a combined score of 10-3 while an interesting statistic for Real Madrid is that thay have managed to win only once out of their last 24 trips to face German opposition.

Despite the numbers being in favour of Borussia winning at least the first match at home, betting odds give Real Madrid the advantage to win in Dortmund as well as to advance to the finals.

Full Time Result
Borussia Dortmund 9/5
Draw 5/2
Real Madrid 13/8

To Qualify
Borussia Dortmund 15/8
Real Madrid 4/9

A $100 bet on Borussia to win the first leg match could bring back $280 ($180 in profit) while the same bet on Real Madrid could bring back $162 in profit.

A $100 bet on Borussia to qualify pays back $187 in profit while the same bet on Real Madrid returns $44 in profit.

The Over 2.5 is set at 7/10 while the Under 2.5 is set at 11/10 which means that the majority of the bettors think that there will be at least 3 goals scored between these two offensive minded teams.

It would be fair to say that Real Madrid have matured and improved since their last encounter with Borussia, but they will have to prove that on the field on Wednesday.

This game between last year's La Liga and Bundesliga champions should be a treat!