Liverpool v Dortmund Betting Preview

BT Sport Europe Thursday 14th April / 8.05pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Over 2.5Total Goals10/11Betfair
Philippe Coutinho (ew)First Goalscorer17/2Bet365
Divock Origi (ew)First Goalscorer15/2Bet365
Shinji KagawaAnytime Goalscorer41/10Unibet

Dortmund are 4/5 favourites with Bet365 to qualify for the semi’s, while Liverpool are 11/10 with Paddy Power – despite their 1-1 draw in Germany last week.

As far are as the 90 minutes are concerned, Dortmund are 6/4 favourites with Betfair, with Liverpool available at 2/1 and the draw at 13/5 – both with Bet365.

However, Betfair are offering new customers enhanced odds of 9/1 for Liverpool to win or 6/1 for Dortmund to win here.

Liverpool have scored either 0 or 1 goal in 9 of their 11 Europa League games this season (11 goals in total), while Dortmund have scored 19 so far.

And given that Liverpool have only kept 3 clean sheets in 15 league games at Anfield this season (all 1-0’s), we cannot see Dortmund failing to score at Anfield.

But Liverpool have also been free scoring in the Premier League of late, with 29 goals in their last 11 games, including four against Stoke here at the weekend.

Thus, we firstly recommend backing Over 2.5 Goals at best odds of 10/11.

Philippe Coutinho is 17/2 with Bet365 to score first – the Brazilian was rested against Stoke, but scored the first goal in Liverpool’s two previous league games.

If Jurgen Klopp starts Divock Origi as a lone striker instead of Daniel Sturridge, as in Germany, he also looks worth backing at 15/2 with Bet365 (just 5/1 elsewhere).

Origi scored the opener against Dortmund last week and followed up with a brace against Stoke on Saturday after coming on after the break.

Former Man United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has scored in three of Dortmund’s last four league games and he is a stand-out 41/10 with Unibet to score a goal.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Over 2.5Total Goals10/11Betfair
Philippe Coutinho (ew)First Goalscorer17/2Bet365
Divock Origi (ew)First Goalscorer15/2Bet365
Shinji KagawaAnytime Goalscorer41/10Unibet