Paris St Germain v Borussia Dortmund Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Champions League Paris St Germain v Borussia Dortmund

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Le Parc des Princes

Punter's Pick

PSG start this game as favourites but with the quality of both teams and the home sides fragility in the knockout stages in recent years, it’s unwise to back an outright winner at this stage. Instead the game should ebb and flow and Bet365 have generously priced over nine corners at 10/11. This is also likely to be a combative affair and with so much talent on display, there is bound to be plenty of mistimed tackles which increases the likelihood of the over 4.5 card market materialising at 10/11.

PSG host Borussia Dortmund in a mouth-watering tie at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. The first leg has left the tie delicately poised as two of Europe’s most exciting and attacking teams come head to head for a place in the quarter-finals.

PSG have been in good form since they lost their first-leg tie in Dortmund, winning their next three games in a row. The French champions have rattled in 13 goals in those games to signal their intent ahead of this one. Kylian Mbappe has been in excellent form scoring six goals in the subsequent three games including a hattrick against Lyon last time out and the home side will be looking to dominate proceedings from the off. The pressure is certainly on Thomas Tuchel to deliver the Champions League having assembled one of the most talented and costliest squads in recent times. He will know his opponents well having been the coach of Dortmund previously but far too many times his team have struggled once the knockout stages of the Champions League begin. The intensity and competitiveness of the French league could be to blame as they are again 12 points ahead with a game in hand, but their international stars who are used to playing at the highest level will need to step up.

Dortmund were impressive in the first leg and showed great mental strength in getting the winner after having their first goal cancelled out a few minutes later by Neymar. Teen sensation Erling Haaland has been a revelation continuing his excellent form since his switch from RB Salzburg. He has scored in 12 goals already despite joining midway through the season and alongside Jadon Sancho forms one of the most exciting young pairings in Europe. Dortmund will be confident that they have enough attacking talent to score an away goal and have also tightened up their defence in recent times. After losing 4-3 to Bayer Leverkusen Dortmund have conceded only two goals in their last five games in all competitions which has helped them to five straight victories. The roles of Emre Can and Axel Witsel have been crucial and they will have to ensure they close the spaces in front of the defence and not allow PSG’s creative players to have time on the ball.

In team news PSG will be without Thomas Meunier and Marco Verratti who were both booked in the first-leg leading to suspension. The home side will also be sweating on the fitness of Thiago Silva and Colin Dagba who are struggling to be fit for this one. PSG’s famous front-three are all expected to start with Kylian Mbappe leading the line with support from Neymar and Angel Di Maria.

Dortmund will remain without Thomas Delaney and Marco Reus but Lucien Favre has no other fresh injury concerns.

Punter's Pick

PSG start this game as favourites but with the quality of both teams and the home sides fragility in the knockout stages in recent years, it’s unwise to back an outright winner at this stage. Instead the game should ebb and flow and Bet365 have generously priced over nine corners at 10/11. This is also likely to be a combative affair and with so much talent on display, there is bound to be plenty of mistimed tackles which increases the likelihood of the over 4.5 card market materialising at 10/11.

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