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PSG vs Borussia Dortmund Preview

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
3 May 2024, 04:50

The second match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Borussia Dortmund is poised to be a thrilling encounter, following Dortmund's narrow 1-0 victory in the first leg. In a similar fashion as in the matches against Barcelona, the French champions will be looking to overturn the loss in the first match and secure their place in the final. The match at Signal Iduna Park showcased a tightly contested battle, with Niclas Füllkrug's goal giving Dortmund a crucial advantage, despite several great chances missed by PSG. 

PSG vs Borussia Dortmund 

PSG Preview

PSG faces a challenging task but remains optimistic about their chances of progression. The team's performance in the first leg was not reflective of their potential, as they failed to capitalise on several great opportunities to score, hitting the posts and promoting Gregor Kobel to make some great saves. Once again the Parisian attack, led by Kylian Mbappe, will be crucial in their quest to break down Dortmund's defence and overturn the first-leg result. In this turn, team dynamics and individual talent do have to play the key role, especially on home soil. The likes of Mbappe, who has been pivotal in PSG's Champions League campaign, scoring twice in the second match with Barcelona, will be expected to lead the charge. The team's depth and quality across the pitch give them various options to alter the course of the game. 

Borussia Dortmund Preview 

Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, heads into the second leg with a slender lead and a significant away goal advantage. Edin Terzic's side displayed resilience and tactical discipline in the first leg, with Jadon Sancho's creativity and Füllkrug's clinical finishing proving to be the difference. Dortmund's defence, which managed to keep a clean sheet in the first leg, will once again be under the spotlight as they face PSG's formidable attack. In this regard, the underdog status suits Dortmund, and they will be looking to exploit any vulnerabilities in the PSG defence with the possible absence of Lucas Hernandez, to secure their place in the final. With Germany getting an additional spot in the Champions League, the pressure in Bundesliga has significantly reduced for the fifth-placed Dortmund, allowing it to give its best in the upcoming match.

Betting Predictions for PSG vs Borussia Dortmund

Team to Advance - PSG

PSG is pretty much acquainted with the situation of needing to overturn the loss in the first match. In this case, the situation is more favourable to PSG now, given that the team will see the support of the home ground. Parc des Princes is truly a fortress for the team, given that it has only two home losses from the beginning of the season. With Dortmund’s forces concentrated on the defence, PSG has all the chances to show its resilience once again. For this PSG vs Borussia Dortmund prediction, Unibet gives 1.65.

Total Corners PSG Over 6.5

The upcoming match’s scenario will likely see Dortmund attempts to counterattack, given that the team has players like Jadon Sancho. With the ball given to PSG, the team will likely use all the available resources to put the pressure on Borussia, which will likely result in many corners taken. Moreover, PSG statistics of corners are favourable for this outcome (6,9 average corners in the Champions League, 5.9 average corners in Ligue 1). PSG vs Borussia Dortmund odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.64.

Kylian Mbappe To Score at Any Time 

Kylian Mbappe was again the shadow of himself in the first leg, as it was in the first match against Barcelona. However, he is still the main force behind the Parisian attack, and currently shares the first place of the best strikers of the tournament with Harry Kane. As it was seen in the match against Barcelona, Kylian can make a dangerous situation out of nothing, which can be the key for PSG’s success in the match. For this Borussia Dortmund vs PSG tip, Unibet gives 1.58.

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