Dortmund vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction & Match Preview 13/3

Dortmund go head-to-head against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 13/03/2024 at 17:00

Expect an electrifying atmosphere at Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund and PSV lock horns in the Champions League last 16, return leg. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Philips Stadion, but Edin Terzic’s troops are seen as favourites to win Wednesday’s clash. Mats Hummels returns to the starting XI after the veteran was rested in a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen, while fellow defender Nico Schlotterbeck serves a one-game ban.

Peter Bosz’s men, on the other hand, head into the match following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles. Pacey winger Johan Bakayoko is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while both Noah Lang and Ismael Saibari remain in the recovery room. Andre Ramalho is back from the Eredivisie ban. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Borussia Dortmund are a more experienced side than PSV, speaking of the participation in the elite competition.

How the bookies view it

Borussia Dortmund are 4/6 favourites to reach the quarter-finals with YYslot while PSV Eindhoven are now 13/10 with Coral in the same market. For a win on the night, the Germans are 57/50 with BetMGM while the Dutch side are 12/5 at yyslot and the draw pays 13/5 with the same firm.

Dortmund vs PSV Eindhoven

Head to head

PSV Eindhoven have yet to win in this fixture, with one Borussia Dortmund victory and two draws in the three meetings. It ended in a 1-1 stalemate when PSV last visited the Westfalen back in season 2002/03.

Players to watch

Donyell Malen came back to haunt his old club by scoring Borussia Dortmund’s goal in the first leg. He has now netted five times in his last four outings so looks excellent value at 5/2 with YYslot for another goal.

Most of PSV Eindhoven’s chances in the first leg fell to Malik Tillman but the American left his shooting boots at home. The former Rangers loanee is 9/2 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer while he’s a tempting evens at YYslot just to have a shot on target.

Recent Meetings

It’s been 22 years since these two teams last met each other in the Champions League (before this season). Borussia Dortmund took four points from the two meetings with PSV in the group stage of the competition back in the 2002/23 campaign.

PSV are still searching for their maiden win over Borussia, going into the teams’ fifth head-to-head encounter.

Each of the previous four H2H meetings saw goals scored at both ends.

Borussia Dortmund vs PSV Prediction

Borussia Dortmund went unbeaten in five straight games in this season’s “Group of Death”. They have managed three subsequent wins over the likes of Newcastle (twice) and AC Milan. The 1-1 draw to PSG in a very important final day fixture served as another proof of the team’s quality at this level. PSV fell 0-4 at Arsenal during the group phase. They seem to have dropped in form in the latest outings.

Peter Bosz’s men drew 2-2 at home to Feyenoord two weeks ago and only edged past Go Ahead Eagles 1-0 on the road on Friday night. Dortmund also have two wins and draws each in the previous four H2H clashes with PSV. We will opt for the home win pick at the odds of 2.05.

Both teams fancy attacking-minded football and we would by no means be surprised to see an open game packed with chances on both ends of the pitch on Wednesday. PSV have bagged a whopping 80 goals in 25 Eredivisie games this season.

Four of Dortmund’s last five outings across competitions produced goals at both ends. Both teams also scored in each of the previous four head-to-head encounters between Dortmund and PSV. You can go for the Both Teams To Score pick at the 1.50 odds.

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