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PSV Eindhoven v Borussia Dortmund: Tips, Predictions and Odds

PSV Eindhoven are preparing for their first Champions League knockout game since 2016 and they face a tough round of 16, first leg clash at home to experienced Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, who are contesting the knockout rounds for a ninth time in 12 seasons.


PSV Eindhoven v Borussia Dortmund Predictions

Borussia Dortmund draw no bet – 5/4

Borussia Dortmund bowed out of the 2022/23 Champions League with a 2-1 aggregate loss to Chelsea in the round of 16, but they have looked more assured in this season’s competition and can commence the knockout rounds with victory over PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion.

Of the 16 teams left in the competition, few are likely to be more battle-hardened than Dortmund, who were handed a devilishly difficult group stage draw.

Edin Terzic’s side were pitched in alongside Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Newcastle in Group F and were left playing catch up after a 2-0 loss away to PSG on matchday one.

They responded superbly, taking 11 points from the remaining five games, and advanced as sectional winners after a 1-1 draw against PSG at Signal-Iduna-Park.

Dortmund remained unbeaten on home soil but their progress was assisted by a couple of superb away successes over Newcastle (1-0) and Milan (3-1).

And, having triumphed at two such difficult venues, they will not be fazed by taking on runaway Dutch leaders PSV, who have been in a class of their own in the Eredivisie this season.

PSV have dropped just four points in 22 domestic league games and have established a 10-point lead over second-placed Feyenoord.

They seem almost certain to land a 25th national league title but have found victories harder to come by in the Champions League and advanced to the round of 16 despite a modest eight point tally and a minus two goal difference.

Peter Bosz’s side have not experienced a home loss since the start of the season, but they were held to a 1-1 draw by a much-changed Arsenal side in December, and could struggle to cope with Dortmund, who are more used to competing on the big European stage.

Dortmund have been defeated in three of their last four Champions League round of 16 ties, but they have found some form in recent months.

The Yellow-Blacks are up to fourth in the Bundesliga after an eight-game unbeaten run which included away wins over Darmstadt (3-0) and Cologne (4-0).

Terzic’s side have produced some excellent away performances in domestic and European competitions and another strong showing can deliver them a victory in the Netherlands.

Niclas Fullkrug to score anytime – 9/4

Borussia Dortmund striker Niclas Fullkrug has blossomed into a top class striker during the later stages of his career and his finishing qualities could be key to taking the Yellow-Blacks at last one step further in this season’s Champions League.

Fullkrug made his debut for Germany at the age of 29 and swiftly established himself as a key player on the international stage.

He netted twice at the Qatar 2022 World Cup and has gone on to score 10 goals in 13 international appearances.

Dortmund snapped up Fullkrug from Werder Bremen last summer and have seen their new investment score 11 goals in just 20 Bundesliga games.

Fullkrug netted only once in the Champions League group stage - scoring the opener in a 2-0 victory at home to Newcastle - but he looks an obvious danger to PSV and is a decent value anytime scorer.

Over 2.5 goals – 13/20

Attack may be the best form of defence for PSV, who will be desperate to make an impact before next month’s daunting trip to Westphalia.

PSV have netted in 29 successive competitive home matches and should get on the scoresheet against Dortmund, who have registered only one clean sheet on their last 13 Champions League road trips.

However, the Dutch hosts are likely to have problems keeping the back door shut.

Dortmund have netted eight goals over the course of their last four road trips and their attacking approach should contribute to a high-scoring outcome.

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PSV Eindhoven v Borussia Dortmund Odds

PSV Eindhoven – 23/20
Draw – 13/5
Borussia Dortmund – 11/5

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