Europe: Champions League – Play-off
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
The football team from Monaco was stronger than its rival during the first match due to several components of the game and that is why Monaco had gained 3 points (2:3).
Kaleidoscope of hosts’ goals
But what is more important, the team of Leonardo Jardim has scored three goals to Borussia D at Westfalenstadion. And this means that now during the return meeting at the Stade Louis II the red and whites are able even to lose to the black and yellows with the score – 0:1 or 1:2.
But it is hard to believe in such scenario. The only leader of the champion’s race of the French championship is much stronger than the Vice-Champion of Bundesliga-2016. And Borussia came to Fontvieille without a group of injured football players.
Squad’s losses of rivals
The current squad of Thomas Tuchel is lacking in two injured center defenders Marc Bartra and Erik Durm, the main playmaker of the team Mario Götze, the right winger André Schürrle and under the question is participation of the left winger Marco Reus.
But the hosts also have one important loss. Due to large number of yellow cards the halfback Fabinho will miss the match. That is why in the center of the field together with Tiemoué Bakayoko will play the famous midfielder of Portugal João Moutinho.
So, Monaco without Fabinho and Borussia without Marc Bartra, Mario Götze, André Schürrle and possibly without Marco Reus. And if you bear in mind that the second play maker of Borussia D Shinji Kagawa doesn’t demonstrate good football now it is easy to understand why the main center forward of the red and yellows is scoring fewer goals.
Now the team of Thomas Tuchel will face difficulties in gaining the success. But bookmakers once again propose a real surprise with odds of main outcomes. And that is why the bet that Monaco won’t lose is quite obvious.
Monaco – 2,70, draw – 4,00, Borussia Dortmund – 2,50;
Monaco to win or draw - odds 1,76 Pinnacle (Asian Handicap) +0,5
Monaco (Asian Handicap) 0 - odds 2.33 SBOBET