Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit Petersburg Preview: Borussians Maintain Champions League Flair

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Updated: March 13, 2014
Borussia Dortmund and Zenit

Match Date: 19 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park

 

Team Form

Borussia Dortmund

With the Borussians back to their winning ways, it is evident that the runner-up of the previous season, still has its flair in securing competition titles. After winning the first leg of the competition and with a big lead for that matter, the club is on its way to another Champions League, quarterfinals appearance.

 

Borussia Dortmund is pitted as the clear online betting favorites of this particular match. They have the upper-hand and of course, the home court advantage. It is therefore a profitable bet to go for their side. In 12BET, they are valued to win at a lucrative 2.07 with a 2-22.5 Asian handicap handed over to Zenit Petersburg.

 

Since their performance in the domestic league has been quite impressive, this eases the burden and pressure felt by Jurgen Klopp and his men and when pressure is minimized, it is not surprising to see the club score great goals.

 

During their last five (5) matches, the club’s average goal is two (2) and it is possible that they do the same at Signal-Iduna. Given this is aspect at hand, betting on OVER 2.05 is a lucrative move.

 

Zenit Petersburg

Speculations that the former, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur’s top brass, André Villas-Boas, will soon replace the club’s former head honcho, Luciano Spalletti, spread like fire.

 
After a few months of leaving White Hart Lane, Villas-Boas is said to be top choice of the Russian outfit in managing the club. The renowned manager, who has a handful of experience in handling top squads is said to be offered with a 4-year contract—although this detail, still need to be confirmed.

 
Should his return to the pitch materialize, he will be facilitating Zenit Petersburg’s match against the Champions League runner-up, Borussia Dortmund.

 
Zenit Petersburg currently trails the Borussians after they experience a humiliating 4-2 loss at home. The said scenario was also the reason behind Spalletti’s sacking.

 

Prediction:  Borussia Dortmund

 

 

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