Fans around the world are hoping to see a lot of goals in the Champions League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain. These two sides have a highly-offensive approach to the game and are loaded with offensive potential — Erling Haaland on one side, Kylian Mbappe on the other, Sancho in yellow, and Neymar in dark blue. Without going deeper into the analysis, you can assume what will be our pick here. Take five minutes of your time and see everything you need to know about this matchup.
Borussia Dortmund (+180) plays a bombastic football, with lots of goals. In seven of the last eight games they appeared, we saw at least four scores. The Millionaires are ruthless at home, with seven wins and two draws in the previous nine events, and in just one of them, Lucien Favre’s side couldn’t net three times. Borussia was very impressive over the recent three matches at Signal Iduna Park, posting three triumphs, including a total goal-difference of 14-1. The above-mentioned Haaland shined immediately, with 8 hits in five appearances and he will present a massive threat to the Saints’ defense.
PSG (+125) is the favorite to both win the event and to progress to the quarterfinals. And how wouldn’t they be, after recording 23 matches in a row without a defeat. PSG scored four or more goals in four of the previous five events, and until this Saturday’s draw in Amiens 4-4, they had nine consecutive triumphs. The morale is high among Tuchel’s crew, and right now, everything is working perfectly. According to many experts, they are finally looking worthy of a trophy in this competition, but then again, we will see how this unit handles the pressure of high expectations. PSG is arguably the most offensive team in Europe, and throughout 90 minutes, they search for a way to score, regardless of the current result.
Borussia’s captain Marco Reuss is injured and won’t be able to appear in this matchup. Thomas Delaney’s chances for playing are minimal, while Julian Brandt is in a bit better situation, but he too is questionable.
As for the Saints, Neymar is back and ready, after his sister’s birthday. Presnel Kimpembe is questionable, while Abdou Diallo and Colin Dagba can’t play.
Head to Head Games
Some nine and a half years ago, these two sides met in the group stage of the Europa League. Both of their matches finished with a draw, in Germany 1-1, and without goals in Paris.
We will go with high efficiency in this one. Since the beginning of this text, we were writing about goals, and it would be a bit rude to suggest something else. From our point of view, over 1.5 goals in the first 45 minutes is the most beneficial pick. We can hardly doubt that there will be some special tactics for this one from either of the sides. The odds for our tip are sitting at +100. Meanwhile, for the more courageous one both teams to net in the first half is even better.
Pick: Over 1.5 HT +100
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