TIP OF THE DAY: Dortmund – PSV: Clash at the “Yellow Wall”

On Wednesday, the last two matches of the Champions League Round of 16 are scheduled, and this time we have analyzed the duel that will be played at Signal Iduna Park, where Borussia Dortmund will host PSV Eindhoven.

Dortmund: Season-defining Match for the Millionaires!

Last season, Dortmund missed out on the Bundesliga title in the final round, only drawing against Mainz at home, which allowed Bayern Munich to clinch their eleventh consecutive title with a late goal and win at Cologne. It’s well-known that Bayern has been dominating German football for years, and it was thought that when their reign ended, Borussia Dortmund would be the team to break it. However, this season, it seems unlikely as the Bundesliga is practically decided with Leverkusen close to their first German championship title, having a ten-point lead over Bayern with nine rounds to go.

Dortmund, currently in fourth place in the league, is one point ahead of fifth-placed Leipzig and is fighting to qualify for the Champions League. In their last two matches, coach Terzic’s team performed exceptionally well, first defeating Union Berlin away, followed by a 2:1 victory at Werder Bremen, even playing with a man down for most of the match. An interesting point is that Dortmund’s management set an ultimatum for coach Terzic – to win both mentioned away games, which he did, especially after the 2:3 home defeat to Hoffenheim.

In the Champions League, Dortmund topped their group, which included PSG, Milan, and Newcastle, and drew PSV for the Round of 16. The first leg ended 1:1, a good result for Dortmund considering PSV’s recent home form, setting up a decisive second leg at Signal Iduna Park, where Dortmund are slight favorites, partly due to their European experience.

PSV: A Tough Test for the Philips Team!

PSV is one of the most successful Dutch clubs, with their pinnacle being the Champions League (then European Cup) victory in 1988. Besides that, they won the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) in 1978 and have 24 domestic league titles, the last in 2018. They have also won the Dutch Cup eleven times and are the record holders with 14 Super Cup trophies. This season, PSV is leading the Dutch league by ten points over second-placed Feyenoord, indicating they might clinch their first domestic title in six years.

In the last five matches, Peter Bosz’s team secured four wins and one draw, including a 2:2 draw in the big derby against Feyenoord. They are undefeated in the league, with 22 wins and three draws. In their last league game, they narrowly defeated Eagles, despite resting key players. PSV has performed well in the Champions League, advancing from a tough group including Arsenal, Sevilla, and Lens, the last season’s runner-up in France. The first leg of the Round of 16 against Dortmund ended in a 1:1 draw, with PSV equalizing in the second half through a contentious penalty.

Our Suggestion

Despite the high stakes, we believe the rematch between Dortmund and PSV will be a high-scoring affair, so we advise betting on over 2.5 goals, for which the betting company Mozzartbet offers odds of 1.58.

All things considered, Dortmund seems to have more experience in such matches, giving them a slight edge in this duel. We recommend betting on a Dortmund win, with Mozzartbet offering odds of 2.10.

Finally, it might be ideal to try a combination bet of 1X&Over 2.5 goals, with a fantastic odds of 2.29 at Mozzartbet.

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