Kick Off: 1945, 19/04/2017
Stadium: Stade Louis II
TV: BT Sport
Borussia Dortmund have given themselves a mountain to climb in Monaco but we don’t believe they are out of this Champions League quarter-final tie just yet.
The German outfit understandably looked unsettled by events leading up to their delayed first-leg clash when losing 3-2 in Germany, but everything went against them that evening and the hope is that lady luck pays them back in the return fixture.
Looking at the Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund odds, our main tip is to take 23/20 for an away win at Stade Louis II.
A Look At Monaco’s Betting Odds
Monaco have been a revelation this season and 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe enhanced his already glowing reputation with another eye-catching display at the Westfalenstadion, scoring twice and constantly challenging the defence with his electric pace.
The French outfit will also argue that the margin of victory could have been even greater had Fabinho not pushed an early penalty attempt just wide of the post.
Having already beaten Tottenham and Manchester City at home in Europe’s elite club competition, Leonardo Jardim’s side will be confident of qualifying for the semi-finals and they do always look capable of scoring goals.
Punters can get 4/5 there are more than 3.5 goals in the second leg and 7/4 there are over 4.5 again.
A Look At Borussia Dortmund’s Betting Odds
Borussia Dortmund paid the price for being sluggish at the start of the opening game against Monaco but it also has to be said that they did not get the rub of the green at key moments in that match.
Mbappe looked offside when bundling in a cross to put the visitors ahead and Shinji Kagawa screwed a great chance wide just before Sven Bender headed into his own net to make it 2-0.
Mbappe’s second also came after a defensive slip and if Dortmund can just cut out those individual mistakes, they showed enough when dominating possession in the second period to suggest they will create enough chances to turn this tie around.
We’ll complete our Monaco vs Borussia Dortmund betting tips by saying the visitors could still be a value bet at 14/5 to go through.
DORTMUND 2-3 MONACO – Ousmane Dembele, Shinji Kagawa + Kylian Mbappe (2), Sven Bender (og)
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