Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Preview

Publish: 12.06.2016

When it comes to Matchday 6 of the Champions League, the biggest teams like to have the chance to rotate their squads so their biggest stars can put their feet up. More often than not, the best sides have achieved their goals before the final group stage game but that’s not the case for Real Madrid or Borussia Dortmund.Both teams are desperate to finish top of Group F. Thankfully, that is the prize on offer when they meet at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

Dortmund go into the game in the driving seat. The German side are two points clear at the top so need just to avoid defeat to go through as group winners. For Real Madrid, nothing less than a win is good enough but the defending champions are at least guaranteed a place in the first knockout round.

With a big prize on the line you might expect a nervy, tense affair. That, however, is highly unlikely given the way that these two have gone about their business so far. Andre Schurrle struck in the 87th minute to secure a 2-2 draw when these two met in Matchday 2 but that’s far from the only high scoring game that they’ve been involved in.

Real Madrid narrowly avoided a shock defeat away to Legia Warsaw in a pulsating 3-3 draw and there have been 22 goals scored in all in their five previous games. As for Dortmund, their 8-4 victory over Legia broke the record for the most goals scored in a single Champions League game and they are one goal away from becoming the first side to score 20 times in the group stage.


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The bookies are clearly expecting another high scoring game with over 2.5 goals available at biggest odds of just 1/2. That’s not the most appealing price in the world but you should still bag a winner by taking the extra risk of backing over 3.5 goals at odds of 6/5 with Betfair.

Dortmund’s quality form in the Champions League has come as a welcome relief from their league campaign. Thomas Tuchel’s men would have fancied a title challenge but with three defeats already they are nine points off the pace being set by RB Salzburg.

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That will make Dortmund all the more motivated to give themselves the best chance in the Champions League by winning Group F. Real Madrid remain one of the very best teams in the world but their poor defensive record under Zinedine Zidane is something that Dortmund can target.

Dortmund’s defence is going to be in for a difficult evening but they’ve got the firepower to match the home side. That makes a bet on the Dortmund/draw double chance looking very tempting at 39/40 with Unibet.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the most in demand strikers in world football. The Frenchman, who is a vital player for Dortmund, has been very open about his love for Real Madrid. Aubameyang has already scored three Champions League goals and he can score at least one more on what is hallowed ground for him. So, back him to score at 7/4 with Betfred.

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