Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Dortmund have a mission impossible to come back from a three-goal deficit to progress into the Champions League quarter-final.
No team has ever managed to advance after losing the first game 3-0 in the history of Champions League (Barcelona came back from a 4-0 loss against PSG) which best explains how tough task is ahead of BVB’s players here.
To make things worse for Dortmund, they come into this in a poor spell of form. They fell 2-1 away at relegation threatened Augsburg on Friday evening.
Lucien Favre’s men thus lost a significant advantage on defending champions Bayern Munich at the top of Bundesliga standings as teams now stand lock on 54 points after 24 rounds.
Dortmund actually won just one of last seven matches in all competitions shipping at least two goals in five of last six outings along the way.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Head-to-head
This will be sixth head to head encounter between the two sides.
Tottenham won three and lost two so far.
Spurs showed quality with a demolishing 3-0 victory in the first leg of this last 16 round tie three weeks ago at Wembley.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Prediction
Spurs will now be even stronger for talismanic Harry Kane who returned from a lengthy injury. However, team’s top scorer did not help Mauricio Pochettino’s men on Saturday when they were lucky to have avoided a defeat in the North London derby against Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the 90th-minute penalty for the Gunners.
Tottenham have also been in poor touch lately. They lost two and drew one of past three Premier League ties. Such streak eliminated them from a potential title challenge as Champions League remains their only hope for silverware in this season.
This is pretty much a closed tie as we can hardly imagine Dortmund bouncing back from a 3-0 loss. The best way to go from the betting perspective would be backing goals at both ends since Dortmund were super easy to break down of late. As for the outcome, we’d go for a draw at sky-high 4.00.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw @ 4.00 (3/1).