Dortmund hope to overcome deficit against Monaco

Published on April 17th, 2017 9:24 pm EST
Written By: Cian Murray
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.  Between whistlers.  Away jersey.  Season is 2016/17. Dortmund were reeling from an attempted attack on their team bus when they played Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

The hastily rearranged fixture was played by a Dortmund team reeling from a traumatic event and if truth be told, should have never gone ahead.

Monaco came away with a 3-2 win and returned back to the French Riviera as hot favorites to make it into the last four of the competition.

Of course, it wasn't their fault that the governing body decided to play a game while Dortmund's emotional and physical wounds were still healing, but nonetheless, it doesn't seem altogether fair on the German side.

A sense of injustice may drive the talented Dortmund squad to overturn this scoreline and qualify, but Thomas Tuchel's team's focus must be on winning the game first and then worrying about the aggregate result.

They are priced at 5/4 to win the game and 5/2 to get the result they need to qualify.

Controversies aside, Monaco were excellent in the first leg, demonstrating that they are a side who know how to find the back of the net no matter who the opposition is. Kylian Mbappe was particularly brilliant and his side are priced at 7/4 to win the game and at 3/10 to qualify.

The draw, which would see Monaco go through, is priced at 3/1.

As previously stated, Kylian Mbappe was outstanding in the opening leg and even managed to grab a couple of goals for himself. He is priced at 6/1 to get the opener in the return game.

Monaco aren't without other goal predators either. The ever-dangerous Falcao is 4/1 to open the scoring, while Portugese midfielder, Joao Moutinho, is 14/1.

It was Shinji Kagawa's late goal in the first game that gave Dortmund a new lease of life. Their Champions League hopes looked gone until the diminutive midfielder found the back of the net. He is priced at 8/1 to once again supply the inspiration and get the first goal in this game.

In any match involving Dortmund, it is impossible to overlook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the goal scoring markets. The Gabon international is 3/1 to open the scoring here.

Considering that these are two sides that love going forward, but struggle at the back, we think the both teams to score market is definitely of value. We're sticking a few quid on 'yes' at a solid price of 4/11.

You can couple this bet with something from the 'win' market if you'd prefer a larger price. For instance, Dortmund to win and both teams to score is 21/10, while Monaco to win and both sides to find the net is 3/1.

We fancy the German side to go through on penalties - which we are backing at a price of 80/1. Big odds, but it wouldn't be the first time the Champions League has produced epic drama.

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