The Champions League has thrown up some mouthwatering ties on Tuesday evening with Juventus v Barcelona certain to prove an extremely popular viewing choice, however the quarter-final first-leg clash between Borussia Dortmund v AS Monaco has all the makings of a thrilling encounter given that both of these sides are extremely attack-minded.
Monaco are a more than capable side and will provide the hosts with strong opposition at the Westfalenstadion this week, however Thomas Tuchel’s men should possess the edge over the visitors. That said, the Bundesliga side haven’t had things all their own way at home in their domestic campaign although they sit a respectable third in the league as things stand despite suffering a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of arch-rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Can Dortmund bounce back to seal an advantage in this first-leg clash on Tuesday evening? We see absolutely no reason why not although with Monaco scoring in each of their last twenty-one games we expect the visitors to contribute towards the scoreline at the Westfalenstadion.
This looks set to be a pulsating clash between two sides who will be determined to grab an early advantage on Tuesday evening, however we feel that the hosts will possess the edge from the off and will ultimately secure a valuable win ahead of what promises to be a tricky return leg in Monaco later this month.