Sportfreunde Lotte vs Borussia Dortmund
DFB Cup Quarter-final
Date: Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Sportpark am Lotter Kreuz.
Sportfreunde Lotte had already surprise many pundits by reaching this far in the DFB Pokal. The team that plays their trade in the third division had knocked out two Bundesliga teams Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen on the way. The did have the luxury of getting all their previous three draws at home, still this is a great feat for a team of their statute.
Lotte are doing exceptionally well well in their domestic league and sit third in the standings. They are potential promotion contenders to the second division. What a achievement it would be for them! who got promoted from fourth tier at the start of the current campaign.
Confidence won’t be a problem for the Sportfreunde as they prepare to go up against one of the biggest teams in Bundesliga. They are coming after tasting victories in 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Borussia Dortmund bagged four wins on the bounce since their disappointing narrow loss in the Champions League fixture away at Benfica. They qualified for the quarter finals of the European competition by thrashing the Portuguese outfit 4-0 in the return leg. But the good run eventually came to an end this weekend a Berlin with a 2-1 loss.
Dortmund’s away form is rather sceptical. They managed just one win from their last 5 matches in all competitions and lost in 3 of the last 4.
Sportfreunde Lotte vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head stats
There are no competitive meetings between the two sides. But the most recent one came in a friendly in 2010. Dortmund won it 4-1 away at Lotte.
Sportfreunde Lotte vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Lotte, despite their success against Bundesliga teams in the previous round of the tournament, are expected to pose minimal threat to a team of Dortmund’s stature. They are huge underdogs here and will be coming to give their best shot. One of the bet I find value in is backing Lotte to score against Dortmund.
So, opting for both teams to score at least once here at the odds of 2.00 is a good pick.
Sportfreunde Lotte vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 3/2 (2.50).