Olympique Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund
Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 20:45 CET
Group F is one of those groups where a single misstep in the last 2 stages could lead to the current leader going to Europa league no less. We’ve chosen to speak up about Olympique Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund because even though last year’s finalist can go through by avoiding a heavy defeat, it’s the result of the other match of the group that could sent them from the first place in the last sixteen. The first leg ended with Dortmund’s easy 3-0 win, and even though they’re missing out Sven Bender with a twisted ankle, Gundogan, Hummels, Subotic and Schmelzer are also sidelined.
They are relying heavily on Weidenfeller’s expertise and Lewandowski’s genius. If Reus will start in the attack then Borussia Dortmund is guaranteed to create chances, the real question being will they manage to finalize them? Marseille is also quite heavy on their injury list; N’Koulou and Romao are both suspended, while Mathieu Valbuena and Ayew are both sidelined because of a dislocated shoulder and a knee injury respectively.
Bookmakers state that a repeat of the 3-0 win could be possible and set the odds at 11.00. The eventuality of Borussia Dortmund to come from behind and win is at 8.00, and one of the most popular betting markets would be Dortmund to win and over 3.5 goals to be scored during the match.
Do not be fooled into thinking that the loss to Leverkusen means something, or that Dortmund looks frail now. Olympique Marseille slipped down on the Ligue 1 table to reach the fourth place, while Dortmund is still chasing Bayern Munich from the third place. The odds from several bookmakers suggest an away win, and the double result market of both teams to score and Borussia Dortmund to win goes for 3.00.
Olympique Marseille: Team’s Formation
Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match
Both teams to score and Borussia Dortmund to win at 3.00