Borussia Dortmund vs Porto 02/18/2016 Europa League Preview, Odds and Predictions
Porto vs Borussia Dortmund
Thursday 18th February 2016 13:00 (ET)
The Line: Borussia Dortmund 22/50 Draw 18/5 Porto 17/2 See the Latest Odds
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Another cracking match up in the last 32 of the Europa League will see Portugal's high flying Porto travel to Germany to take on Borussia Dortmund. Porto are travelling to Germany in confident mood after a massive El Classico win last weekend when they beat Benfica 2-1 away from home. Porto did sell one of their best players Imbula in the January transfer window but the midfielder had only played 10 games for Porto and while he is an exceptional talent he has not been a mainstay in the squad. Brahimi, Aboubakar and Varela will be the cornerstones of the attack for Porto although I do think they will go to Dortmund looking for a point as they will not want to come back to Portugal with a big deficit to make up.
Borussia Dortmund are favourites for the Europa League and with the squad they have it's easy to see why. Aubeymeyang has twenty in twenty in the league and has scored seven goals in the Europa League to date this season, along with Kagawa, Mkhitaryan and Reus it's not difficult to see why Dortmund have bounced back this season and sit second in the Bundesliga. This Dortund team though have been a little inconsistent at times and have struggled to score goals on occasions. Porto are a solid unit and they will bring European know how to Signal-Iduna-Park and wont be over awed by their illustrious opponents or the occasion.
I like Porto in this spot with the handicap, for me whiel Borussia Dortmund have been impressive at times they have not been so impressive that they deserve to be 2/5 against another quality team like Porto. I'm taking Porto +2 on the handicap, just a min bet for interest but this should be a good game to watch.