Borussia Dortmund will host Zenit in what is supposed to be a mere formality that will see the Germans through to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. Bet365 offers 1.28 odds for a Dortmund win and considering their offensive power and the return of Mats Hummels it’s not hard to guess why they are the overall favorites.
During their last two matches they scored at least two goals, that’s why going for the over/under betting market might turn out to be a rather profitable deal. Bender might be missing out up to 10 weeks after picking up an injury in late February, and Marco Reus might be rested for the match against the Russians.
Speaking about Zenit, they are not going through a good period; they were knocked down of the first place in their domestic league after a goalless draw against Tom Tomsk. The result allowed Lokomotiv Moskow to be the new leaders and Spalletti has been sacked. Serghei Semak is in temporary charge and rumor has it the replacement might end up being Villas Boas.
Zenit managed to win just once since October, and before that one win they went seven matches without any hint of three points. This might have been a new low for the team, and for some reason their most prolific goalscorer, Roman Shirokov was sent on loan to Krasnodar at the end of February.
Bet365 has a Zenit win at 9.50, while a draw goes for 5.50, and among the most popular betting markets is Borussia Dortmund to win to nil at 2.20. The hosts to score in both halves is at 1.72, but we are going to bet 8 units on Borussia Dortmund to win both halves at 2.62.
Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation
Zenit: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Borussia Dortmund to win both halves, bet365 odds