Prediction: Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla

Verdict: Borussia Dortmund win

Best Odds: 6/5

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to finish off the job in rural Germany on Tuesday night, Borussia Dortmund will welcome Sevilla to Signal-Iduna-Park for their Champions League second-leg.

Borussia Dortmund

Starting with the hosts, while Borussia Dortmund might have eventually fallen to that action-packed 4-2 defeat against Bayern Munich over the weekend, the Bats should be confident of finding a European boost this week. Despite seeing their eye-catching winning run come to an abrupt end on the road, caretaker boss Edin Terzić saw his side pick up a shock advantage on their travels last month. Leaving Sevilla with a 3-2 win to show for their troubles and sat in pole position to book their spot in the quarter-finals in midweek, BVB have largely impressed with their continued success on home soil. Last seen at Signal-Iduna-Park picking up a thumping 3-0 win against Arminia Bielefeld, Tuesday’s hosts are unbeaten in each of their six home fixtures since opening 2021. If Dortmund are to finish off the job this week, then there is no doubt that Terzić will be calling on Erling Haaland to lead their charge in rural Germany. Bagging a brace against Bayern over the weekend, the Norweigan superstar has recorded a staggering 35 goals for club and country this season.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund look set to once again be without the trio of Axel Witsel and Marcel Schmelzer and Manuel Akanji in midweek.

After missing their 4-2 defeat against Bayern Munich over the weekend, BVB are hopeful that Jadon Sancho can make his return on Tuesday night.

Sevilla

As for the visitors, while Sevilla might still be just about managing to hang onto their spot in La Liga’s top-four, Los Nervionenses find themselves in the midst of a real struggle. Putting in what would have been another hugely concerning performance on home soil over the weekend, the Whites were hit with a shock 2-1 defeat away at relegation scrappers Elche. Although the Spanish side might have gained plenty of plaudits when Julen Lopetegui took charge at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla have lost each of their last three matchups on the spin. Enduring what has comfortably been their worst run of the season so far, a run highlighted by a 3-0 drumming against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, the one-time Spain boss has also seen his squad lose four of their last five matchups across all formats. Suffering back-to-back defeats on the road and needing a real turnaround if they’re to overcome that 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund last month, Sevilla could face a stern test in rural Germany.

Team News

Sevilla will once again be without Aleix Vidal due to a hamstring injury out in Germany this week.

After missing out against Elche over the weekend, Tuesday’s guests are hopeful that Jules Kounde and Yassine Bounou can make their returns in midweek.

Key Factors to Consider

  • When the two sides faced off in Spain last month, Borussia Dortmund picked up a 3-2 victory.
  • Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has recorded 35 goals for club and country this season, including a brace in the first-leg.
  • Sevilla have lost each of their last three matchups on the bounce and have also lost four of their last five across all formats.
  • BVB are unbeaten in all six of their home fixtures since opening 2021.
  • Each of Sevilla’s last five Champions League matchups on the bounce finished with over 2.5 goals.

Conclusion

While Borussia Dortmund might have seen their winning run come to an abrupt end against Bayern Munich over the weekend, BVB should be smelling a real chance to make an immediate return to winning ways. Unbeaten in all six of their home fixtures since opening 2021, Tuesday’s hosts also find themselves holding a golden advantage. Shocking many as they picked up a 3-2 win away at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Erling Haaland and co should be looking to cash in on a struggling Sevilla side. Hit with a worrying 2-1 defeat against relegation scrappers Elche last time out, the Spanish side have lost each of their last three matchups on the bounce and have also lost four of their last five across all formats.

Verdict: Borussia Dortmund win

Best Odds: 6/5

Bookmaker: Unibet

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