Dortmund’s 4-1 win against Real Madrid was a remarkable result when you consider that Jurgen Klopp’s team were the underdogs to qualify from the semi-final tie, although last season’s Bundesliga champions are now firm favourites to line up at Wembley.
Sky Bet offer a best price 1/5 that the German side qualify at the expense of Real, with Jose Mourinho’s team needing to win 3-0 to go through, while a 4-1 win would take the tie into extra-time and victory by a four-goal margin would see Los Merengues go through in dramatic circumstances.
BetVictor go 4/1 about Madrid claiming the first final spot, with Mourinho working on a way to score at least three goals against a team that soundly beat the Spanish champions last week, although we can expect Real to go on the front foot from the kick-off.
The home team are a best price 13/20 with bet365 who are also offering new and existing customers a free In-Play bet on Tuesday night’s match and you would expect Real Madrid to claim some kind of victory in the second leg even if it’s not enough for them to go through.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored what could be a precious away goal last week and he’s an 11/4 chance with Ladbrokes to break the deadlock in this match, although Dortmund have plenty of firepower themselves and know that a goal would leave their opponents needing to find the net four times.
Robert Lewandowski was too hot to handle for the Real defence last week and the Pole is a 6/1 chance with Paddy Power to help his team on their way in this match, although it might be that Dortmund spend a great deal of time in their own half defending.
The flip side of the argument is that Borussia lead twice at the Bernabeu during the group stage of the competition and Coral’s 9/2 looks a pretty big price considering that Dortmund were three goals better off than their opponents last week.
It’s hard to imagine Klopp briefing his side to be ultra-defensive and this German side seem to know only to play in an offensive fashion, so perhaps the draw could be worth a second glance at odds of 18/5 (BetVictor).