Liverpool v Dortmund Betting Preview
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel rested several of his first team squad in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Schalke but was still disappointed with the performance.
But Dortmund, now seven points behind Bayern Munich in the race for the Bundesliga title, are only 6/4 to win the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Liverpool in our Full Time Result betting, though no German team has ever won at Anfield in European competition.
Tuchel’s team, who have already qualified for next season’s Champions League, dominated the first leg but Liverpool defended manfully and caused problems themselves on occasions. Mats Hummels headed a Dortmund equaliser on the only occasion that the Reds were caught napping but there was plenty of encouragement for Jurgen Klopp that his new side can yet knock out his former employers.
That said, they are going to miss captain Jordan Henderson who was injured in Germany and could miss the remainder of the season as well as Euro 2016. But Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren did a good job on Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who have scored 18 goals between them in the Europa League this season, in the first leg and Liverpool know that if they keep a clean sheet in the second leg (11/4), they are through.
Dortmund, however, are still unbeaten this year and remain tournament favourites. Joe Allen received praise from Klopp following the weekend win over Stoke, and having replaced Henderson in Germany, the Welshman looks in pole position to start the second leg. Otherwise, there are unlikely to be many changes with Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho playing off the lone striker.
Liverpool have to try and win the second leg as playing for a draw could be suicidal against a team of Dortmund’s capabilities. A home win is 9/5, even though the Reds haven’t lost in the Europa League this season and will be roared on by a full Kop. Another 1-1 Correct Score (9/2) would take us into extra time and we are offering 8/1 that the tie is decided in a Penalty Shootout. Origi to be First Goalscorer again is 5/1.
The match kicks off at 8.05pm on Thursday, April 14 at Anfield
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