Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla – Champions League, March 9, 2021
Following a pulsating first leg, Borussia Dortmund hosts Sevilla on Tuesday, March 9, for the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash.
The German side came from behind to secure a 3-2 victory in Spain, with Erling Haaland bagging a brace. Will the Norwegian prodigy be the difference between the teams again? Or can Sevilla’s stars shine brightest this time around?
After a look at the bookmakers’ odds, I will share my Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla prediction and betting pick.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla Odds
10bet views Borussia Dortmund (2.20) as the favorite to win the second leg. But as you can see, the high price for the home victory suggests that Edin Terzic’s men won’t have it all their own way on Tuesday.
Sevilla (3.15) is the outsider here. However, the Spaniards’ recent record in European competition means that you’d be stupid to write them off altogether.
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When Suso scored after just seven minutes in the first leg, it looked as though Dortmund would struggle to turn things around. But the early goal sparked BVB into life.
Mahmoud Dahoud leveled the score with a spectacular long-range effort before Haaland netted a deadly double to hand his side a 3-1 lead at the break. Luuk de Jong pulled a late goal back for Sevilla, yet Dortmund did enough to claim a first-leg advantage.
Terzic’s men followed up their victory in Spain with a 4-0 thrashing of rival Schalke. Once again, Haaland scored twice, while goals from Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro completed the rout. Dortmund then crushed Arminia Bielefeld 3-0 before knocking Gladbach out of the German Cup.
However, BVB’s hot streak was brought to an end by a customary defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday. Remarkably, Haaland netted yet another brace. But a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick helped the Bavarians to win 4-2.
Haaland has scored 29 goals in 28 appearances this season, including eight goals in five Champions League outings. There really is no stopping the 20-year-old at the moment.
On the flip side, Sevilla has not enjoyed much success since the first leg. In fact, Julen Lopetegui’s men have lost three of their last four games, conceding seven goals in that time.
After beating Osasuna 2-0, Sevilla suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Barcelona before losing 2-1 to lowly Elche on Saturday.
Los Palanganas enjoyed 64% possession last time out, clocking up 11 shots along the way. But just like the first leg against Dortmund, they failed to make the most of their dominance and were ultimately made to pay for their wastefulness.
Lopetegui’s men now find themselves fourth in La Liga, six points shy of third-place Real Madrid and 11 points behind frontrunner Atletico Madrid.
Given their recent struggles in front of goal, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that five teams have scored more goals than Los Palanganas in the Spanish top-flight this season.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla Pick
Borussia Dortmund to Win2.20
In my eyes, the tasty price for the Dortmund win is definitely worth taking advantage of here. BVB has picked up some big victories since the first leg, while in the meantime, Sevilla has clearly struggled.
The German side will be eager to bounce back from the disappointing loss to Bayern last time out. With Haaland in seemingly unstoppable form, I can see the home team winning comfortably on Tuesday.