Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica Betting: Free-scoring Bundesliga side could be undone at the back again
Borussia Dortmund Champions League
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Thomas Tuchel's men will be confident of maintaining their prolific home form, but Al Hain-Cole expects them to struggle in defence against the Aguias

Borussia Dortmund will be aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they welcome Benfica to the Westfalenstadion for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 second leg.

Die Schwarzgelben were unfortunate to lose after a dominant performance in Lisbon but are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites with Betway to give themselves a chance of progression by coming out on top in front of their own fans.

However, Rui Vitoria’s men come into this clash on the back of a seven-match winning streak and are available at 8/1 (9.00) to secure their place in the quarter-finals for a second season in succession with another victory here.

Benfica Champions League

The guests sealed their place in the knockout stages with a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Besiktas in their final group game, and you can get odds of 17/4 (5.25) on them progressing even further with another stalemate away from home.

Averaging 2.5 goals per home game in the league and having found the net 11 times in three group stage matches in front of their own fans, Thomas Tuchel’s side will certainly back themselves to overcome the 1-0 aggregate scoreline on Wednesday.

While that game at the Estadio da Luz was the first in which the Germans have failed to score in this season’s competition, it was also the fifth time in seven matches they have failed to keep a clean sheet.

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Having conceded in 13 of their last 16 fixtures in all competitions, the hosts should be wary of an opposition attack that has found the net in all but one of their 42 matches so far this campaign, and were on target seven times in their three group stage away games.

In fact, Benfica have been on the scoresheet in seven of their last eight away matches in the Champions League, so look like good value at 19/20 (1.95) to grab a precious away goal in an entertaining clash that sees both goalkeepers beaten.

Both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2pt stake with Betway
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Borussia Dortmund

form

All
BVB 1 - 0 S04
W
MCI 2 - 1 BVB
L
RBL 3 - 0 BVB
L
BVB 3 - 0 FCK
W
BVB 1 - 0 TSG
W
BSC 0 - 1 BVB
W
BVB 2 - 3 SVW
L
SCF 1 - 3 BVB
W
BVB 1 - 0 LEV
W
TSV 0 - 3 BVB
W
Benfica

form

All
SLB 5 - 0 MAR
W
JUV 1 - 2 SLB
W
FAM 0 - 1 SLB
W
SLB 2 - 0 MHA
W
SLB 2 - 1 VIZ
W
SLB 3 - 2 PAÇ
W
BOA 0 - 3 SLB
W
SLB 3 - 0 DYN
W
DYN 0 - 2 SLB
W
CSP 0 - 1 SLB
W
Head to Head
3 Matches (0 Draws)
1 Total wins 2
1 Home wins 1
0 Away wins 1
Last 5 Matches
1 Wins
0 Draw
2 Wins
BVB 2 - 2 * SLB
BVB 4 - 0 SLB
SLB 1 - 0 BVB
6 Goals Scored 3
Games Over 2.5 Goals 2 / 3
Both Teams Scored 1 / 3
Team Comparison
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  • Distribution
  • Discipline
Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. Only 30% of teams that have lost 1-0 away from home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout game have gone on to qualify (9 out of 30).
  2. Borussia Dortmund eliminated Benfica in the 1963/64 European Cup first round, their only previous encounter. They lost 2-1 in the first leg, but won 5-0 in Germany to win the tie.
  3. In fact, Borussia Dortmund have won all four of their home games against Portuguese clubs in the European Cup/Champions League, scoring 11 goals and conceding two.
  4. Meanwhile, Benfica have lost all nine of their away games against German clubs in the European Cup/Champions League, scoring four goals and conceding 26.
  5. Borussia Dortmund’s defeat in Lisbon was their first in the Champions League this season after winning four and drawing two of their previous six games. It was also the first time they failed to score.
  6. Borussia Dortmund have lost seven of their last nine games in the Champions League knockout stages (W2).
  7. Four of Benfica’s last eight Champions League goals have come from set-pieces (2 penalties, 1 corner, 1 indirect free-kick). In the first leg against Dortmund, they scored with their only shot on target.
  8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has yet to score in his seven Champions League knockout games.
  9. Marco Reus has scored eight goals and delivered four assists in his last nine Champions League games at the Signal Iduna Park.
  10. Kostas Mitroglou has scored in each of his last six Champions League campaigns. He’s the top Greek scorer in the history of the tournament (14 goals).
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