Paris Saint Germain will play host to Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes on Wednesday, March 11 in the second leg of their last 16 clash. Dortmund won the first leg 2-1 thanks to blossoming teen star Erling Haaland’s second goal of the game. Let’s see how the Champions League odds will be for the PSG vs Dortmund.
PSG vs Dortmund 2020 Champions League Game Preview & Betting Odds
While PSG is a solid home favorite in this intriguing matchup, the biggest news surrounding this affair is Monday’s announcement that it could be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Applying the measures announced by the Defence council last night,” read the Paris Police statement. “The Police prefect has decided that PSG vs. Dortmund will take place behind closed doors.”
- When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET
- Where: Parc des Princes
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|Paris Saint Germain||– ½ (-142)||-138||O 3½ (-120)|
|Borussia Dortmund||+½, (+108)||+299||U 3½ (-109)|
Why Bet On Dortmund at +299
Dortmund has won five straight in all competitions, including their 2-1 win over PSG in the opening leg of their Last of 16 matchup on Feb. 18. Former Manchester City forward Jadon Sancho has 14 goals and 14 assists in the Bundesliga, but it is gifted 19-year-old striker Erling Haaland that is striking fear in Dortmund’s opponent’s hearts as he’s scored a mind-boggling 12 goals in just six starts in all competitions. Dortmund beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 on Saturday as Thorgan Hazard and Achraf Hakimi found the back of the net. Dortmund is 3-1-2 in Champions League play with eight goals scored and eight allowed. Borussia Dortmund is 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven and 1-2 ATS in their last three road dates.
- Possible Borussia Dortmund Lineup: Bürki, Hummels, Zagadou, Piszczek, Guerreiro, Witsel, Emre Can, Achraf, Sancho, Brandt (Hazard), Haaland.
- Out: Thomas Delaney, Marco Reus
Why Bet On PSG at -138
PSG has won three straight while going 3-1-1 in their last five over all competitions including their 5-1 thrashing of Lyon that saw superstar Mbappe post a hat-trick, taking him to 30 club goals for the campaign. PSG have scored 27 goals in their last seven matches while allowing 12. PSG is 5-10 in Champions League play. Mbappe has scored five goals in six Champions League matches while Icardi has added five as well. Pablo Sarabia, Angel Di Maria and Neymar have all added two goals apiece. PSG is 4-2-1 ATS in their last seven and 2-1 ATS at home in their last three.
- Possible PSG Lineup: Keylor, Kurzawa, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Kehrer, Gueye, Marquinhos, Neymar, Di Maria, Cavani, Mbappe.
- Out: Ander Herrera, Colin Dagba.
- Doubtful: Abdou Diallo
PSG vs Dortmund Expert Analysis and Prediction
While PSG is playing at home, they won’t have a home crowd behind them to spur them on to victory with this match being played behind closed doors. Not only that, but Dortmund now possesses one of the most potent offenses in all of soccer and I’m expecting Erling Haaland to find the back of the net at least once in this clash. When these two me the last time, Dortmund took two more shots, but PSG had more possession. Dortmund completed more passes into the penalty area, but PSG pressed more effectively. Nevertheless, in the end the difference was the explosive Haaland and I believe he will once again lead Dortmund to the thrilling upset win!
Pick: Dortmund 2 PSG 1