Chelsea vs Dortmund – Betting Preview
In what is sure to be an intriguing match between two great teams, Chelsea and Dortmund will square off in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
The game will take place on March 8, 2023, at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club.
The Blues’ matches against Leeds and Dortmund are rumoured to be crucial to Potter’s short-term future. The Englishman may surely get back in the good graces of the powers-that-be by turning their last-16 tie around, but departures at this level are not a novelty to the West London giants.
While it is true that Chelsea lost four straight Champions League matches in the last 16 between 2014–15 and 2019–20 before winning the entire competition in 2020–21, they have won four of their previous seven Champions League knockout games despite losing the first leg away from home.
The match will pit Dortmund’s potent offence against Chelsea’s dependable defence. Dortmund will want to control possession and generate opportunities for their forwards, while Chelsea will try to retain a clean sheet and score on the break.
Dortmund’s incredible run of wins in 2023 also includes five straight victories on the road in domestic play, during which time they have allowed just two goals while scoring nine themselves.
However, they haven’t been able to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League on the road since November 2020.
The English city is also unkind to BVB, as they have lost their past five matches in Europe there since defeating Arsenal 2-1 in 2013. Yet, the last time they won both legs of a Champions League quarterfinal match, in 1996–1997, Dortmund went on to win the competition and hoist the trophy.
Overall, the game between these two elite UCL teams promises to be an exciting one. Chelsea will be the home favourites to win, but Dortmund has the skill to pull off the unexpected given that they are up 1-0 going into this Round of 16 match.
Football fans can anticipate a top-notch contest as both clubs want to advance to the competition’s quarterfinals.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
When Chelsea and Dortmund meet off, it would likely be a closely contested encounter with both clubs having a possibility of winning based on their respective strengths and weaknesses. In the end, the result of the game would rely on a number of variables, including team form, player fitness, and managerial tactical choices.
With the home advantage though, Chelsea are the market favourites @ 1.93.
Dortmund has the advantage because to their attacking brilliance and midfield maestros Bellingham and Reus while Chelsea is not in their best of sorts and the latter team has been invincible since the beginning of 2023!
So it should come to you as a surprise that the market holds Dortmund as the underdogs in this @ 4.33.
The market odds of a stalemate after the 90 mins are played, stands @ 3.89.
Total goals over/under
Let’s check the over/under scenario
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.93.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.05.
The market seems to be on the edge with this, as we only saw one goal in the first leg between these two teams.
But that could change in the second leg, especially since Chelsea will have to chase a win if they want to get to the next stage. That should leave a lot of room on offense to Dortmund as well!