Legia Warsaw v Borussia Dortmund: Don't overestimate quality gap

Andre Schurrle has lost two of his first five competitive matches for Borussia Dortmund
Andre Schurrle has lost two of his first five competitive matches for Borussia Dortmund
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Borussia Dortmund are massive favourites for three points in Poland, but Michael Lintorn isn't so sure...

"Five of Legia Warsaw's six Europa League group ties last year and all six of their Champions League qualifiers this summer served up under 2.5 goals."

Back under 2.5 goals @ 2.35/4

Legia Warsaw 10.519/2 v Borussia Dortmund 1.374/11; The Draw 5.59/2
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Borussia Dortmund are overwhelming 1.384/11 favourites despite failing to win three of their last six European away games, with the trio to stop them being the far from remarkable PAOK Salonika, Krasnodar and Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel's men were also shocked at the weekend by controversial Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig, a second successive 1-0 road reverse in the league having been felled by Frankfurt in May.

Legia Warsaw haven't participated in the Champions League group stage for 21 years, yet they have lost just one of their nine continental home fixtures since the start of last season. Three of the most recent five were draws, with this a weighty 5.59/2 to follow suit.


Under 2.5 Goals

The odds favour a high score on the expectation that Dortmund will dominate, but there are many reasons to like the 2.35/4 on under 2.5 goals.

Though the German club were prolific early last term, firing 18 times in their opening five Bundesliga matches and 17 times in their initial four Europa League outings, it wasn't sustained. Five of their final eight contests in the competition delivered two goals or less, while they have scored and conceded two apiece in their first two Bundesliga assignments of 2016/17.

Legia Warsaw have shown their tendency to go low in Europe against a range of opponents, with five of their six Europa League group ties last year and all six of their Champions League qualifiers this summer serving up under 2.5 goals.


Recommended Bet:

Back under 2.5 goals @ 2.35/4


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