Borussia Dortmund vs ODD 08/27/2015 UEFA Europa League Preview & Prediction
ODD vs Borussia Dortmund
Thursday 27th August 2015 14:30
The Line: Borussia Dortmund 1/10 Draw 9/1 ODD 25/1 See the Latest Odds
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After an insane first leg in which ODD scored three goals in twenty five first half minutes to lead 3-0 only for Borussia Dortmund to score four goals in the remaining seventy five I am not sure how this game can live up to that type of expectation. One thing is for certain ODD know that they can get at Dortmund and will take confidence from their first leg performance. Even if this is such a tough game that the Norwegians are available at 30/1 in some places I think this pricing is crazy. Yes Borussia Dortmund are the better team in a better league with a far superior squad but if ODD could take a 3-0 lead against Dortmund in the first leg is it completely implausible that they could manage a goal here at Signul Iduna Park? I think there is a decent chance they do get a goal.
Given how well Borussia Dortmund have started the season though I cant see ODD actually getting anything from the game. Dortmund look like the team beaten in the Champions League final a couple of years ago rather than the team that struggled all of last season. Marco Reus, Kagawa and Aubeymeyang all have had terrific starts to the season and with the excpetion of that crazy first leg the Dortmund defence has looked solid. Either way though there is not much value in this market. Dortund are completely underpriced and unbackable, the handicap is set at 3 which looks about right and the overs at 2.5 is just not worth taking at the prices being quoted.
For me Borussia Dortmund to win and both teams to score at 2/1 looks the only plausible value market and I am going to take it. Small stakes for interest but I do think ODD will give a good account of themselves here and wouldnt be surprised if they gave Dortmund a bit of a game for at least an hour.