Borussia Dortmund will be facing Monaco on the 11th of April at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. This match is expected to be extremely entertaining since both the teams have worked equally hard to reach the quarter finals after they lost in the first leg of round 16.
This is quite a historic match since both the teams are facing each other for the first time in an European Competition. Borussia Dortmund has only lost only one match against the last eight competitions against French clubs in UEFA competitions. The team Dortmund has faced defeat only once in the last 12 UEFA home games played by them. Monaco is participating in the quarter finals for the fifth time. Their till date record is W2 L2. Both the teams failed to make an appearance in the 2015/2016 season since Monaco made their last appearance against Juventus in 2014/2015 whereas last played the 2013/2014 quarter finals against Real Madrid.
Borussia Dortmund is facing a set back after losing to Bayern Munich on Saturday. Bayern scored two goals in the first ten minutes. Dortmund could score one goal in the game and finally lost the game to a 4-1 score. However, the team has been performing well throughout the series and has been benefiting from the presence of young talent in the team. The attacking quality of Dortmund is good and their ability to perform in European matches can take them places.
The team is suffering from a heavy loss of injured players. Players such as Shinji Kagawa, Gonzalo Castro, Julian Weigl, Andre Schurrle, Erik Durm, Marco Reus and Mario Gotze have been sidelined.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has recorded 112 goals in 177 which make him vital for the team. Young players Ousmane Dembélé and Julian Weigl have played an important role this season.
Monaco has also been on a scoring high this season. The team played the tournament tie as they defeated Manchester City after a 6-6 draw. Monaco has scored 39 goals in 12 European games. However, the team could not score in two of the 12 games. Monaco emerged victorious over Angers on Saturday which turned out to be the 8th game won by them.
Midfielder Boschillia and Guido Carrillo are injured and Tiémoué Bakayoko has been suspended from the game till the 11of April 2017.
The Columbian Striker, Radamel Falcao has certainly done some good for the team by scoring well. Kylian Mbappé and Andrea Raggi have been good performers as well. Fabinho and Thomas Lemar are top scorers in the team.
Dortmund vs Monaco Betting Tips
Radamel Falcao or Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to score in this game since the former has scored 23 goals in 31 games whereas the latter has scored 33 goals in 36 game appearances.
Over 2.5 goals to be scored with 4/5 odds by both teams
Dortmund is a good pick since the team is backed by slightly higher odds.
Dortmund vs Monaco Head to Head
This is the first match taking place between both the teams in a European Competition.
Dortmund has 6 wins 5 losses and 5 draws in 16 matches in Ligue 1 and their home performances have ended in 4 wins 3 defeats and 1 loss from 8 matches.
Monaco plays in Bundesliga with 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in 16 matches. Their matches in Germany brought them 3 victories, 2 losses and 2 draws.
Dortmund vs Monaco Betting Odds
Dortmund vs Monaco Final Prediction
Predicting the outcome of this match is slightly difficult since both teams have scored in all the matches except for one of the European Games. However, the scales tip slightly towards Dortmund since they remain unbeaten at the Signal Iduna Park. Since both the teams have been scoring well in the season the odds of a draw taking place cannot be ruled out. Comparatively, Monaco is slightly weaker than Borussia since the team has also lost against Germany.
Team to Win: Borussia Dortmund