Borussia Dortmund vs PSGUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Feb 18, 2020, Signal Iduna Park
THE Champions League resumes on Tuesday night with a mouthwatering match between Borussia Dortmund and PSG at the Signal Iduna Park.
Both sides qualified from their respective groups alongside Spanish superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid to set up a fascinating last-16 showdown between two teams who will harbour ambitions of going the distance in Europe's elite club competition.
Domestically, Dortmund lie third in the Bundesliga, four points behind Bayern Munich and the hosts warmed up for this clash by thumping Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 on Friday night.
Lucien Favre's vibrant young side have made a stunning start to the second-half of the season having smashed in 22 goals in their five league outings following the winter shutdown.
However, standing in BVB's way of a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League is former manager Thomas Tuchel and one of the most formidable front-lines in world football
The free-scoring Parisians have all but secured another Ligue 1 crown and the French champions have not tasted defeat in their last 24 matches across all competitions.
The Betting Odds
PSG will be desperate to avoid a fourth consecutive elimination at this stage of the tournament and an away win on Tuesday night – an outcome that is available at 5/4 with Unibet – would put the French giants in the driving seat for a place in the last-eight.
The Betting Angles
Borussia Dortmund made some impressive signings in the January transfer window, none more so than Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland, however, Juventus loanee Emre Can announced his arrival by scoring a sensational goal on his Dortmund debut and I like the look of the 23/20 (Coral) on offer for Can to have a shot from outside the box during this battle.
The former Liverpool man lashed in a 30-yard thunderbolt against Bayer Leverkusen recently and the 23/20 (Coral) that is available for Can to have pop form distance on Tuesday night looks like a nice alternative angle of attack.
Taking this approach does not require the shot to be on target – any attempt form outside the box from the German midfield general would see this bet land – and the aforementioned price catches the eye in a contest that points towards goals.
The bookmakers are certainly expecting goals in this bout and that is reflected in the general 2/5 that is available for both teams to score.
Such short odds are hardly surprising given that Dortmund's last six games have generated 35 strikes, while PSG's last six outings have seen 34 goals scored – eight of which arrived during Saturday's pulsating 4-4 draw with Amiens .
Indeed, there is little value in backing both sides to get on the scoresheet here, however, backing both teams to score and both teams to take a corner in each half of the game is a lot more attractive at 5/6 with Betfred.
With the likes of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe and Neyamr strutting their stuff, among others, there should be no shortage of goalmouth action, not to mention both sides are averaging 10 corners per game in their respective domestic divisions.
Given the wealth of attacking talent that will be on display, coupled with the fact that card-happy Spanish referee Antonio Mateu will take charge of this tussle, value could also lie in the card markets and backing both teams to collect 20+ booking points with Betfred is a bet that takes appeal on Tuesday night.
Mateu is averaging a staggering six cards per game this term and I suspect the Spaniard could be in for a busy night when these two star-studded sides go to war in front of the world-renowned Yellow Wall.
This UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and PSG will be played on Feb 18, 2020 and kick off at 20:00