Football Tips: Dortmund, Dagenham and Paris St-Germain to prosper

Thomas Tuchel has done a pretty stellar job so far in charge of Borussia Dortmund
Thomas Tuchel has done a pretty stellar job so far in charge of Borussia Dortmund
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Michael Lintorn fancies the favourites to flourish in three of Wednesday's televised cup ties...


"Borussia Dortmund have prevailed on three successive trips to WWK Arena, scoring at least three times in each, and dismissed Augsburg 5-1 at home in October."

Recommended Bet: Borussia Dortmund to score three goals or more away to Augsburg @ [2.73]

Augsburg [6.6] v Borussia Dortmund [1.56]; The Draw [4.8]
Wednesday, 19:30
Live on BT Sport Europe

Life after Jurgen Klopp has been unexpectedly blissful for Borussia Dortmund, who are accumulating Bundesliga points at a rate that would put them top of the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, with the sole misfortune being that they share a division with the even more dominant Bayern Munich.

Thomas Tuchel has won 14 of his 18 domestic fixtures in charge, with the most emphatic coming 7-1 against Paderborn in the last round of the DFB Pokal. Dortmund have prevailed on three successive trips to WWK Arena, scoring at least three times in each, and dismissed Augsburg 5-1 at home in October.

Recommended Bet: Borussia Dortmund to score three goals or more @ [2.73]


Whitehawk [2.92] v Dagenham and Redbridge [2.58]; The Draw [3.65]
Wednesday, 19:45
Live on BT Sport 2

Dagenham and Redbridge led for all bar five minutes of the initial FA Cup second-round tie, only being denied in the fifth minute of injury time, and they have been far better away than at home this season, so [2.58] looks a fine price on them defeating a team two tiers lower down the pyramid.

Since September, the League Two strugglers have confounded their position by winning five of their 12 road trips in all competitions and keeping the loss count restricted to the same number. Two of those victories came in the latest four, with one of those in the previous round.

By contrast, Whitehawk have been beaten in three of their past four outings as hosts - none of which were against clubs as high up the ladder as Dagenham - conceding ten times in that period.

Recommended Bet: Back Dagenham and Redbridge to win @ [2.58]


Paris St-Germain [1.22] v St Etienne [18.5]; The Draw [7.4]
Wednesday, 20:00
Live on BT Sport 1

The French champions have now gone over nine months without losing to compatriots, while it is 19 since they last endured such a result at the Parc des Princes. The consequence is that they top Ligue 1 by 17 points after 18 games and are [1.22] to coast past a side joint-fifth in the Coupe de la Ligue.

There is always room for improvement though and in this instance it can be achieved by keeping a clean sheet. St Etienne have netted just once in five domestic away days - losing the lot - but that arrived when 3-0 down in the capital in October courtesy of a hilarious Marco Verratti own goal. Laurent Blanc's men have already shut out six guests this term.

Recommended Bet: Back Paris St-Germain to win to nil @ [1.85]

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