Borusia Dortmund vs Zenit St Petersburg 03/19/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Zenit St Petersburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Wednesday 19th March 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Borussia Dortmund 4/9 Draw 3/1 Zenit St Peteresburg 6/1 See the Latest Odds
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This game is one that could go anyway, Zenit are better than people have given them credit and could come away with a shock win in Dortmund but I doubt they will have enough to go through. With Ashavin, Hulk, Witsel there is loads of attacking talent at the disposal of new boss Andre Villa Boas although the former Spurs, Porto and Chelsea boss may not be in the dugout as he has not offically been appointed as boss of Zenit yet. That said I think Zenit gave Dortmund quite a game in teh first leg and while the defending of both teams was laughable at times I'm thinking that Zenit will go to Germany and have a good go at the very start.
Borussia Dortmund have had what can only be described as a poor season domestically but last years beaten Champions League finalists have saved their best for the European stage. A terrific attacking display in Zenit led to a 4-2 first leg win and I think that coach Jurgen Klopp will be happy to send his side out to finish the job in similar style on Wednesday night. Robert Lewandowski will be the tormentor of the Zenit back line abily assisted by Marco Reus and Mkhitaryan. I expect Dortmund to come out with all guns blazing as well to try to get a goal to kill off the tie entirely.
I'm taking the overs here in a game that I think could easily be won by both teams but the overs looks a more solid bet. There is no doubt that Borussia Dortmund are the better team but the pressure is now off Zenit and that could have its own effect in freeing up the team to just go out and play. Results wise my bets would be on a high scoring draw 2-2 maybe. Take the overs Follow me on twitter@antonpippo