Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Match Betting Preview

Benfica square off against Borussia Dortmund in the 1st leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie on Tuesday and the match should be a very entertaining affair between two quality attacking sides.

Benfica Match Betting News

Despite fierce competition from rivals Porto, Benfica have managed to hold on to top spot in the Portuguese Primeira Liga table for quite a while now and in addition to their exploits domestically, Rui Vitoria’s men have to be lauded for also earning a berth in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

While not many feel that Benfica have a chance of going all the way, they are more than capable of causing an upset or two, and the Portuguese side may well be fancying their chances against an off-colour Borussia Dortmund side in the Champions League Round of 16 clash, which is set to take place on Tuesday.

Lisandro Lopez and Eduardo Salvio are the two injury concerns for Benfica manager Rui Vitoria to contend with heading into the encounter.

Borussia Dortmund Match Betting News

Borussia Dortmund have disappointed in their bid to challenge Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title this season and the recent 2-1 defeat against Darmstadt 98 means that Thomas Tuchel’s hopes of claiming the German top flight crown is all but over already.

Conversely though, Dortmund have been in electrifying form in the Champions League and having topped their group, the likeable German side can be seen as dark horses to claim triumph in the competition.

In order to stand a chance of winning though, Tuchel’s men need to get rid of their erratic form and deliver a strong performance in the first leg of the Round of 16 against an extremely tough Benfica outfit.

Nuri Sahin, Lukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Sebastian Rode, Mario Götze and Sven Bender are the players struggling with injuries ahead of the clash.

Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Match Betting Prediction

Benfica and Dortmund both possess very talented teams and given the attacking prowess on display, the match on Tuesday should prove to be an exciting battle.

Benfica are perhaps the slight favourites though, playing in front of their fans and a home victory may be on the cards – although do not rule out Dortmund grabbing an away goal.

Match Betting Tip: Benfica to win @3.20 at Bet365

: Posted in Champions League • Date: 02.02.2017