Champions League Round Of 16 Preview: Borussia Dortmund Have Mountain To Climb Against Tottenham

March 4, 2019
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Meanwhile, Real host Ajax with lead already in the bag, while Manchester United head to PSG looking to overturn two goal deficit

The round of 16 second leg ties get underway this coming week in the UEFA Champions League, with plenty of intriguing story lines set to develop. On Tuesday night (5 March), Borussia Dortmund host Tottenham having lost 3-0 in London, while Real Madrid host Ajax having won 2-1 in Amsterdam. And the following evening, Manchester United will be looking to pull off a miracle when they travel to PSG having lost 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg.

First things first

Before you go any further, head on over to the Oddsshark website, find your favourite betting site and get your own account up and running using your credit card. As a new customer and with the Champions League now in the knock-out stage, there should be a wide range of promotions and special offers available to you.

Where should I be investing my money?

First up, the clash between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham on Tuesday night. The German club lost the first leg 3-0 and do not come into this match on a high, having lost 2-1 away to Augsburg last Friday night in the Bundesliga.

Tottenham, by way of comparison, also are not coming into this match high on form and confidence. Spurs are now without a win in their last three league outings, and their only chance of a trophy this season now looks to be the Champions League – they are at 7.50 to reach the final.

Back to this match and Borussia Dortmund are the clear favourites to win at 1.95, with Tottenham out at 3.60 to pick up a victory on the road – a draw comes in at the same price. But given their 3-0 advantage, Spurs are at just 1.062 to qualify, with Dortmund out at 10.00 to make the quarter-finals.

With both clubs out of form this one may well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced at 7.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$35 pay out, while you could more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.37, according to Oddsshark.

Real Madrid should see off Ajax

On the same evening, European champions Real Madrid host Ajax having won the first leg 2-1 in Holland. Los Blancos are the reigning champions having won the last three editions of the continental competition but are out at 10.00 to make it four titles in a row.

Ajax sit second in the Eredivisie and have won their last three matches in a row across all competitions. This, however, could well end up being a bridge too far.

It is of little surprise to see that Real Madrid come into the match as the overwhelming favourites to win again. You can back the champions to claim victory at just 1.60, while Ajax are out at 5.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.20.

With a lead already safely secured, Real are at just 1.11 to progress, with Ajax out at 6.50 to make it through to the last eight. This should be a comfortable evening for the Spanish giants, with a 3-1 win for Real priced competitively at 11.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than double your money by backing a combo bet of a Real Madrid win, coupled with both teams to score, at 2.60.

United have it all to do in France

And finally, Manchester United have it all to do when they head to PSG on Wednesday night. PSG won 2-0 at Old Trafford and have one foot in the next round, and are priced at just 6.00 to win their first ever Champions League crown in its modern format.

They are also the clear favourites to win this match and are priced at just 1.50 to do so, with United out at 6.50 to turn this around away – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.50.

Looking at a simple bet based on who will qualify and the odds are stacked even further in PSG’s favour. The French club are at just 1.020 to progress, with United all the way out at 19.00 to go through.

We are expecting PSG to pick up another win here, and a 2-1 victory for the French champions comes in at 8.00 You could also triple your money by backing a combo bet of a PSG win, coupled with both teams to score, at 3.00.

Champions League round of 16 second leg ties:

Tuesday, 5 March

(1.95) Borussia Dortmund x Tottenham Hotspur (3.60); draw (3.60)

(1.60) Real Madrid x Ajax (5.00); draw (4.20)

Wednesday, 6 March

(2.05) FC Porto x AS Roma (3.40); draw (3.50)

(1.45) PSG x Manchester United (6.50); draw (4.50)

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