Posted April 19, 2013 by George Davis in Sport News
 
 

Football Betting Tips: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

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12BET Football Tips: Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid

Venue: Signal Iduna Park

Date: April 25, 2013

Time: 02:45 AM (+8 GMT)

Football Betting Tips: The stakes become even higher in the Champions League Semifinals. The first leg will be held on German soil, giving Borussia Dortmund the home advantage. This side has won the Champions League once, in 1996-1997.

The home side is up for a challenge, as visiting Real Madrid has won the Cup nine times in its history. In their last 5 Champions League face-offs, Real Madrid has won twice, while Dortmund won once and drew twice.

Asian Bookie Handicap Odds: Real Madrid is the favorite at 2.210; underdog Borussia Dortmund has 0-0.5 (0.25) handicap

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It’s Germany versus Spain on both sides of the UEFA Champions League Semifinals, and it involves both top two placers of the respective top-flight leagues. This means there’s a chance for an El Clásico or Der Klassiker match-up in the Finals.

Despite being the underdogs, Borussia Dortmund have the better record. They are undefeated in this season’s Champions Cup, including qualifiers. Real Madrid’s last Champions League match before this one was a shocking loss to Galatasaray, where they advanced only through aggregate score.

Real Madrid have the advantage of scoring on their side, though. They have scored 2.5 goals in 13 of their last 15 Champions League matches, with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 11. It’s up to the Dortmund defenses to weather the Madrid attack to survive this series.

With those said, the two sides aren’t really that far apart. Top Malaysian bookmaker gives Borussia Dortmund a slight handicap of 0.25. This means that to win a bet on Real Madrid, they must win by at least one goal. A win for Dortmund or a draw will lead to a lost bet.

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