The previous encounter between these two teams had the German squad taking the win, 3-2. It was a very close game. But in this tournament, there are always surprises ahead. Sometimes even from teams or players you wouldn’t expect.
Now things are headed to Germany for the second leg of this Round of 16 matchup. Can Dortmund hold on to the lead? Or will Sevilla bring their power and turn things around at the last minute? We take a closer look at Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla, along with the latest 2021 Champions League betting odds, game preview and expert prediction.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla Game Info
- When: Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
- Where: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
- TV: Fox Sports
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds Odds: Borussia Dortmund -102 / -0.25 (-128) / Over 2.5 (-175) | Sevilla +237 / +0.25 (+104) / Under 2.5 (+138) | Draw +276
Why is Borussia Dortmund a safe bet in Game 2?
Dortmund’s previous encounter at home versus Sevilla was back during the 2010-11 Europa League group stage, which ended in a loss, 1-0. No doubt they will want to turn things around. For this occasion, if Dortmund are able to win, it will be the first time they qualify into the quarterfinals since the 2016-17 season. More reason to hold on to the lead.
The German squad is currently unbeaten in the last seven homes games of the Champions League, only to have one loss in their previous 11 home games, which was against the Tottenham Hotspurs during the 2018-19 season.
Statistically, Dortmund is averaging 2.00 goals per game, with an average of 0.83 goals conceded. Erling Haaland has scored 18 goals so far and has being scoring two goals in each of the last three Champions League games. If he does the same in this matchup, he will be the first player in the history of the tournament to score 2+ goals in four consecutive games.
- Form: DWWWW
- Latest: Win, 0-0 vs. Mönchengladbach (03/02)
- Current Standing:: 5th place in Bundesliga
Why is Sevilla a safe bet in Game 2?
Sevilla’s history with German teams during the Champions League hasn’t been great. They’ve lost three of the last four matches. Their last victory against a German squad was back in the September 2015 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
But, they have won their last two away games during the tournament. This is excluding qualifiers. They’ve only won one of their four away games during the Round of 16, their most recent being win was during the 2017-18 season against Manchester United.
If we look at the latest stats, Sevilla is averaging 1.50 goals scored per game, with 1.33 goals conceded. They will need to bring their A game if they want to change their usual road during the tournament.
- Form: WWLWL
- Latest: Loss, 0-0 vs. Barcelona(02/27)
- Current Standing:: 4th place of La Liga
Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla Champions League Betting Trends
- Borussia Dortmund have won all four previous meetings.
- Borussia Dortmund have gone three games with conceding any goals.
- Borussia Dortmund have scored goals in their last ten games.
- Sevilla have lost twice in the last ten games.
- Sevilla have won the last three away games.
- Sevilla have gained three clean sheets in three away games.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla Betting Prediction
By the look of things, we can say that Borussia Dortmund will be having the upper hand in this matchup. The squad has been able to maintain a solid structure and with players like Erling Haaland, yo can definitely expect goals from them.
On the other hand, Sevilla is one team you can’t leave aside. They still have their hopes up for a miracle to happen. But the Champions League odds say otherwise.
If you have to make a pick, Dortmund is definitely the best choice. The score for this matchup, I think it could end 2-0 for Borussia Dortmund.
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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.