Porto 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
|Date & Time||Thursday February 25, 2016, 3:05 PM (EST)|
The Line: Porto 12/5 Draw 13/5 Borussia Dortmund 6/5
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The German side Borussia Dortmund carry a 2-0 lead into this second leg a tough trip to the Estádio Do Dragão to take on a Porto side who are well capable of turning over a deficit like this. Porto beat Bayern Munich 3-1 last year in the Champions League last sixteen and I wouldnt write off the Portugese side here but I do think they have left themselves a mountain to climb. Porto will look to Brahimi, Aboubakar, Corona and Herrerra to lead the way against Borussia Dortmund and I think that Porto definitely will fancy their chances of getting a win here at home , will it be enough to advance? I am not sure but this could be a really good and entertaining game.
Borussia Dortmund come into this game in some really impressive form. An away win against Bayer Leverkusen more or less cemented second place in the Bundesliga and if Bayern slip up a couple of times Borussia look ready to pounce. Aubeymeyang is having a career year with twenty one in twenty one in the league and a number of goals in the Europa League this season. Marco Reus is back to his astonishingly impressive self and overall this is a well balanced and supremely talented team. Borussia Dortmund are favourites for the competition and it is obvious why we the talent that is in this squad.
I have looked at this a few times and I think that the draw is the best value bet on the cards here. I like Borussia Dortmund obviously as their squad is so deep and talented but Porto are no mugs, they just beat Benfica on the road in the league and have quality throughout the squad. I'm going to say they cancel each other out here and we end up with a draw.