Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal
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Match Odds: Borussia Dortmund 2.0621/20, Arsenal 3.953/1, The Draw 3.711/4
The Gunners are unbeaten in their last six away games in Germany (W3 D3)
Arsenal are Champions League creatures of habit: they never win it, rarely concede in qualifiers, always get through the group stage and are never defeated in Germany. They are also yet to lose in any competition in 2014/15 either despite facing Premier League champions Man City twice and Everton away, so the offer to lay Dortmund at around evens can't be refused. Jurgen Klopp's men have already been conquered once at home this season by Bayer Leverkusen and were felled 0-1 by Arsenal at Westfalenstadion last November.
Best Bet: Lay Borussia Dortmund to win @ 2.0811/10
Borussia Dortmund have never kept a clean sheet against Arsenal (six games)
Though one of the themes of the summer transfer window was Arsenal's supposed lack of a top-quality forward, they haven't encountered any difficulty steering the ball into the opposition's net this term, firing only one blank in seven and notching at least twice in four of their five domestic fixtures. Borussia Dortmund usually pull their weight when tasked with constructing an exciting scoreline, striking six times across their past two matches. Additionally, Opta note that Arsenal have shut out just three of their previous 28 Champions League hosts.
Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.625/8
Arsenal have had a player sent off in four of their last five matches in European competition
Arsene Wenger's side have been forced to contend with so many unsubstantiated claims of psychological frailty this decade that it is easy to forget that, in the early years of his lengthy reign, his teams were accused of being too robust. While such criticism is barely audible in the Premier League now, they do still fall foul of the supposedly fussier continental officials, resulting in red cards for Mikel Arteta, Wojciech Szczesny, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Debuchy on recent European assignments.
Recommended Bet: Back there to be a sending off @ 3.55/2