Chelsea vs Dortmund – Betting Preview
Borussia Dortmund will play Chelsea in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League match on Tuesday night. Borussia Dortmund will be travelling to Stamford Bridge with a slim 1-0 lead to protect.
Three weeks ago at the Westfalenstadion, Karim Adeyemi’s spectacular solo goal ended a close match. Now, Graham Potter is looking for a valuable victory that might just buy him some more time in the manager’s box.
Dortmund is only 90 minutes away from putting another damper on Chelsea’s miserable 2023, regardless of whether Adeyemi’s stunning winner or his backflip celebration was more impressive.
In a match when carelessness appeared to be winning, Adeyemi brought the ball down wonderfully within his own half, danced past Enzo Fernandez and Kepa Arrizabalaga, and slotted home. Chelsea was kept at bay by Gregor Kobel, the woodwork, and an unbelievable Emre Can clearing off the line.
While there were reasons for an under-fire Potter to leave Germany with cautious optimism, subsequent losses to Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur only made the calls for his ouster louder. Additionally, not all Chelsea fans were happy to see Wesley Fofana defeat Leeds United at the weekend to end their team’s six-game losing streak.
Season after season, Dortmund learned the true meaning of “close but no cigar,” but owing to an incredible run of play since the turn of the year, they approach the spring months with both the domestic and European championships very much within their grasp.
Since the World Cup, the team headed by Edin Terzic has participated in 10 competitive matches in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and Champions League, and they have astonishingly won all 10 of them. Can and Marco Reus’s efforts helped the team defeat Leipzig 2-1 on Friday in the Bundesliga.
BVB are on the offensive, and they are only a goal difference deficit behind Bayern Munich in first place in the Bundesliga standings. A second Champions League quarterfinal appearance since the 2016–17 season is very much within their grasp.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
The confidence of Chelsea’s attackers is currently summed up by having eight shots on goal at the Westfalenstadion but failing to cause the net to ripple, and Potter may not get the enormous confidence boost he needs by defeating Leeds thanks to a defender’s header.
But in the eyes of the market, the blue are still the favourites to win this leg @ 1.93.
Borussia Dortmund, who can thwart the Blues for the course of the 90 minutes and book their berth in the round of eight, should be tempted to cling onto what they have as a result. This would instill the Stamford Bridge audience with a familiar sense of fear!
But the market odds of Dortmund wining this 2nd leg stands @ 4.33.
The possibility of a draw at the end of 90 mins, stands @ 3.89.
Total goals over/under
Let’s check the over/under scenario
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.93.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.05.
Chelsea have massively struggled to score goals, whether it be home or away! Plus, Dortmund will be more than happy to defend what they already have!
So perhaps it is best to expect limited goal action in this!