Sevilla are looking to extend their winning run when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the last-16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Indeed, Dortmund have only won one of their last six Bundesliga games to fall 16 points behind Bayern Munich and effectively end any chance of a title challenge.
Given their impressive form in recent weeks, it is no surprise to see Sevilla as 13/10 (2.30) favourites with bet365 to extend that run with another victory here.
The German outfit took six points from their away games in the Champions League group stage and are 2/1(3.0) to come away with a precious victory on Wednesday.
It finished 2-2 when these sides last met, over 10 years ago in the Europa League, and bet365 price another stalemate at 5/2 (3.50).
Jesus Navas, Lucas Ocampos and Marcos Acuna are all injured for Sevilla, whilst Youssef En-Nesyri scored four times in the group stages and will hope to regain his place upfront from Luuk De Jong.
Dortmund’s extensive injury list consists of Roman Burki, Thomas Meunier, Lukasz Piszczek, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel, Thorgan Hazard and Marcel Schmelzer, with Marwin Hitz likely to continue in goal.
A rather insipid start to the campaign saw the Dortmund hierarchy sack Lucien Favre in December, but the hiring of Edin Terzic has not quite had the desired effect with the side only picking up four wins from their 10 Bundesliga games under his command.
In fact, they have won only one of their last six in the league and this is in stark contrast to Sevilla, whose eight-game winning streak has seen them score 18 goals and concede only once.
Whilst the five La Liga matches in that run were all against sides in the bottom seven, they did record a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey and are sure to be brimming with confidence ahead of this one.
Whilst the calibre of opponent during Sevilla’s winning run has largely been lesser than the threat of Dortmund, the conflicting form of both teams means the hosts to win at 13/10 (2.30) at bet365 looks too good to pass up.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com