Champions League Betting: Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid

Nila Amerova

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 11:14 AM GMT

Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014 11:14 AM GMT

Can Borussia Dortmund reverse a 3-0 deficit to Real Madrid when the pair collides in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal decider on Tuesday night at Signal-Iduna Park in Dortmund? Here’s a primer on this highly anticipated affair complete with soccer free picks.

 

BVB at the disadvantage across the board
Borussia Dortmund enter the second leg of their quarterfinal tie with Real Madrid at the marked disadvantage at +220 soccer odds to win outright. And at whopping +2500 futures odds to advance into the semis at the expense of Real Madrid, currently matched at outrageous -10000 futures betting odds. The latter market perhaps the most telling: so confident are odds makers of Real Madrid’s safe passage in Dortmund on Tuesday night.

There isn’t a more telling market in this week’s decisive round than the one released on this matchup. So impossible the task before BVB that it’s nigh unthinkable.

The good news for the Black and Yellows is the report that Robert Lewandowski is slated to make his return to action on Tuesday night. The sublime striker was the man of the match last season when the pair collided in the semis, scoring four goals in Madrid to all but ensure the German side’s advancement into the final.

Could he have another singularly spectacular night? He’s matched at +120 to score anytime at Bet365 and at +500 to score both the first and last goals for BVB. But the Polish international is matched at rather large +600 soccer odds to score two or more goals and at even larger +2500 soccer odds to score three or more. With Borussia Dortmund stretched thin on the bench however it would be an otherworldly effort by Lewandowski to singlehandedly carry BVB into the semis. A miracle that rests on a Hail Mary only a diehard BVB fan would be backing right now.

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Real Madrid in control
Real Madrid have taken the tie by the scruff of its neck in Madrid and they are strongly favoured to maintain control towards conclusion, a feat that is matched at -10000 to advance into the semis. The funny thing is, though, they are listed on the short side of even money to win the second leg at +125 soccer odds.

Essentially, Real Madrid are the so-called favourites given that they are priced shorter than Borussia Dortmund is on the outright win in the second leg. But it’s a curious market price tag when the tie would appear to be beyond doubt, which then prompts the obvious question: Why aren’t odds makers cornering this match firmly in their camp?

Recent form is formidable and doesn’t provide good reading for Borussia Dortmund fans. Los Blancos have won their last three matches across all competitions comprehensively and by a combined score of 12-0. Ronaldo and Bale combine for half of those goals – the former scoring two and the latter scoring four. Ronaldo is matched at -150 to score anytime while Bale is matched at +175 to score anytime.

Over and above recent form, Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last ten games in this competition with nine wins and a draw. If that isn’t reason to corner this match in their camp what is?

Soccer Betting Verdict: That BVB would repeat their success against Real Madrid this year is nothing more than a whimsical fancy. Nothing short of a miracle would turn this tie on its head. The reality is Real Madrid have complete control of this tie. What’s more, they have the kind of form and confidence ahead of this clash that is the mark of potential champions and that’s why at their tempting +125 odds to win outright they are the steal soccer pick of the day’s soccer betting card.

Soccer Free Picks: Real Madrid at +125 to win outright
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