Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions
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- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 11 of Dortmund’s last 14 games in all competitions.
- Dortmund have scored at least once in each of their last 28 assignments.
- Sevilla have won each of their last nine games.
Sevilla’s purple patch
Continental specialists Sevilla carry a nine game winning streak into Champions League Last 16 first leg tussle with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening, though Los Nervionenses will have to work hard to maintain their surge at the German’s expense.
Sevilla qualified comfortably through the competition’s group stage, though their 4-0 reverse at home to section winners Chelsea on matchday five was worryingly abject.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have made considerable defensive improvements since then, though their run of seven clean sheets in a row could end against an attack minded Dortmund team at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
Dortmund continue to entertain
Dortmund’s patchy domestic form means that there is a genuine chance they could miss out on Champions League qualification for next season, though Der BVB remain excellent value in the entertainment stakes.
A mix of calamitous defending and sparkling attacking play has produced over 2.5 goals in each of their last six assignments and in 11 of their last 14 fixtures overall, and Dortmund’s cavalier style of play should deliver more drama on Wednesday.
Goals markets hold interest
Sevilla’s defending has been superb since the turn of the year, though few teams can cope with Dortmund’s menace in the final third.
With Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho a particularly potent duo, Dortmund have scored at least once in each of their last 28 matches, though their inability to keep the holes plugged in defence has undone much of their good work at the sharp end.
That combination should produce goals again on Wednesday, where backing over 2.5 goals to be registered for the seventh Dortmund game in a row is advised.
Wiley operators Sevilla, who have tasted defeat just once in 19 games, can eventually capitalise on Dortmund’s penchant for blunders at the back however, and our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the tournament dark horses to secure a first leg advantage.