APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund: Visitors must take more measured approach

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Odds: APOEL 13/1, Draw 23/4, Borussia Dortmund 9/50

Kick Off: 1945, 17/10/2017

Stadium: GSP

TV: BT Sport

Borussia Dortmund are on the ropes after two straight Champions League defeats but should be able to secure a morale-boosting success at APOEL on Matchday 3.

The Cypriot side are also on zero points and have lost 14 of their previous 16 encounters with German teams in UEFA competitions.

We like 19/4 for a 2-0 away win in our APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund betting predictions.

A Look At APOEL Nicosia’s Betting Odds

APOEL were always expected to struggle in such a tough group and they fell victim to a Harry Kane hat-trick when going down 3-0 to Spurs in Nicosia, having fallen to same result in Madrid a fortnight earlier.

The underdogs did actually threaten to go ahead versus Spurs when Belgian forward Igor de Camargo smashed an early shot against the crossbar.

However, it was totally one-way traffic once Kane bagged his first goal when latching on to a through ball and the England striker was given acres of space for his next two strikes.

It was a similar story against Real Madrid, when the APOEL defenders just failed to pick up Cristiano Ronaldo and we can’t see there being any improvement here either.

Both games were only 1-0 at half-time, though, so 2/1 for the same again is worth adding to our APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund betting tips.

A Look At Borussia Dortmund’s Betting Odds

Borussia Dortmund have always based their gameplan around getting forward at every opportunity but they may have to rethink that policy following 3-1 losses to Tottenham and then Real.

It was exciting, end-to-end stuff when they hosted the Spanish giants last time out in Group H, but Ronaldo and Gareth Bale had little trouble getting in behind a high defensive line.

Peter Bosz has shown few signs of having a Plan B, preferring to just fight fire with fire whoever the opposition is and that approach has seen Dortmund bang goals in for fun in the Bundesliga.

However, the Dutchman must surely accept the need to be more clinical in Europe, even if red-hot favourites on this occasion.

Looking at the APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund odds, we’re going for a steady first half an hour, but taking 29/20 for the visitors to score between 30:01 minutes and half-time.

Additional stats

Last Champions League result:

APOEL 0-3 Tottenham

BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-3 Real Madrid – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Head-to-head: N/A

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.