Champions League Tuesday Betting Preview PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on February 14, 2017 18:26 GMT
Borrusia Dortmund and Benfica take on each other in the counter fixture on Tuesday and, while you get the feeling that the television ratings may not be as high as they would be in the Barcelona vs Paris St Germain contest, there is still a lot to play for here and it could be a rather open betting fixture since the bookmakers don't really seem too confident in either side's ability to take all three points from this contest.
The host side, Borussia Dortmund, go into the match-up with a price tag of about 13/10 with the majority of bookmakers, thpoigh several are going 11/8 right now with the price tending to trend lower as we get closer to the kick-off. Benfica come into the match in a better run of form than their German counterparts and you can get a slightly more appealing price on them as well.
Right now, punters will find a listing of about 21/10 on them to get the important victory here away from home in the opening contest of the tie. A few bookmakers have them listed as high as a 9/4 price tag and that's not a bad deal all things considered. The draw here sits at a 12/5 margin and you have to reckon that Benfica would likely settle for the draw if they can grab the ever important away goal to give themselves the edge going into the final leg of this tie against their German opposition.
Taking a look at the outright qualification odds here, the bookmakers seem to be convinced that the German side are the most likely ones to venture forth into the next round of the Champions League itself and you can see them priced around a 1/3 margin all the way down to a 1/4. Benfica are a significantly more appealing price than Dortmund are and if you're a true believer in the Portuguese sides ability to get the result here over the two matches on offer, then you're going to do well to back them at a price of about 11/4.
There is definitely the ability here for all four teams in action today to be able to make a statement going forward into the latter stages of the Champions League. With no really standout favourite to take the trophy at the end of the tournament, this is an excellent time to keep your eyes firmly fixed on the outright wagers as well.