Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica: Preview and Prediction

Dortmund vs Benfica-UEFA Champions League-8th March 2017

Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica
UEFA Champions League – Round of 16, Second Leg
Date: Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund will host Benfica at BVB Stadion on Wednesday night for UEFA Champions League round 16 second Leg tie.

Dortmund are still very much in this game, they are 1 goal down on aggregate having lost 1-0 at Portugal in the first leg. They need to turn around the 1 goal deficit to progress to the next level.

BVB were outstanding in the group stage, they finished first in the group F ahead of Real Madrid scoring 21 goals. They vying for their 3rd quarter final in this decade.

Meanwhile, Benfica still have a lot of work to do as they need to avoid losing this game to ensure they progress to the quarter-finals. They entered this stage of the competition after they finished runners up in group B behind Italian side Napoli.

Benfica are aiming for their 3rd quarter finals in 6 seasons, they defeated Zenith in this stage on 3-2 aggregate in this stage last season.

Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica: Head to Head Statistics

This will be the 4th encounter between the two sides, however none of their previous meetings have ended in draw.

The previous meeting between them at BVB Stadion was a 5-0 win in favour of Dortmund in 1963.

Dortmund have a clean record against Portuguese teams at home, they have won all 5 of their games against Portuguese teams at home.

Benfica have lost 14 tines on German soil on their previous games, they have won just twice and drawn 6 games.

Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica: Prediction

Dortmund have an edge over their Portuguese counterpart in this game, having lost just once at home in UEFA competitions since last season. They have a good record at home against Portuguese opponents and we are expecting them to come out victorious.

Benfica have been bad against German teams on German soil, we expect that to have an effect on them in this game.

We side the Germans in this win hoping they win and progress to round of 8.

Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica: Bet Tips

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