The Champions League round of 16 kicks off with a bang as two of Europe’s most exciting teams face off at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night
Borussia Dortmund host Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in what could be one of the most exciting Champions League games of the last-16.
Both sides are the top scorers in their respective leagues whilst PSG’s tally of 17 strikes in the group stage was bettered by only Bayern Munich and Tottenham.
Although Dortmund scored only eight goals they have since signed Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg, who is the second-top scorer in this season’s Champions League with eight goals.
Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain Latest Odds
Having won 20 and lost none of their last 23 fixtures in all competitions, PSG are 13/10 (2.30) favourites with bet365 to extend that run with a victory at Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund are unbeaten in 16 games in front of their own fans, winning 12 of those, but are out at 15/8 (2.87) to take the aggregate lead back to the French capital.
These two sides last met in the Europa League group stage in 2010 and both games ended in a draw. A repeat of those results is available at 11/4 (3.75).
Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain Team News
Marco Reus is injured for the hosts whilst Julian Brandt is unlikely to feature. Haaland will be looking to make it 10 goals in just his seventh game for Dortmund.
Neymar has been included in Thomas Tuchel’s squad after over two weeks out, although it remains to be seen how much playing time he will be afforded. Abdou Diallo and Colin Dagba are out.
Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain Preview
This fixture has the potential to be one of the highlights of the round with two seemingly unstoppable attacking forces facing off against a pair of fairly pedestrian defences.
Dortmund have been in imperious form in the final third since returning from their winter break in January, scoring 24 goals in six games, but they have also conceded 11 times in that span – shipping three or more goals in three separate games.
PSG have considerably busier since the turn of the year, playing 13 games, but have been no less potent with 48 goals to their name – including hitting six on three occasions.
However, Tuchel’s men have also conceded 13 goals in that span, with 11 of those coming in the six Ligue 1 games they have played in 2020.
Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain Tips and Predictions
With all that in mind, backing over 3.5 goals in the match pays out at Evens (2.0) with bet365 and would have landed in all six of Dortmund’s matches this calendar year, as well as in PSG’s last three.