The Champions League game was a total failure for Borussia Dortmund, another can not be claimed. It was in need and trouble, third place being resolved, better goal difference than Cypriot APOEL, and environmental life behind Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid. Two crosses and four losses. It can not be ignored.
Now, the Europe League final play is waiting – and how it is motivated is doubtful. Main priority is, of course, the Bundesliga, where it is extremely tight in the battle of the CL sites. The insecure can of course be awaiting startups before placing games in the match, but at the risk of getting worse odds.
As it seems, the Germans will still exhibit a strong start-up, looking at what’s available to pick out. The team is hardly injured – Andriy Yarmolenko, Sebastian Rode, Maximilian Philipp, Marcel Schmelzer, Erik Durm, Jadon Sancho, Manuel Akanji and possibly Raphael Guerreiro miss the match.
Atalanta, then? They have the entire squad intact and can wreck anyway! Otherwise, it’s a bit upside down about them; eight in Italian Serie A. The chance of a new European stadium is big, but competition is still rock hard.
The Europa League group game was superbly performed by the Italians. Against Everton, Lyon and Apollon – four wins, two crosses, zero losses and with a clear first place. Very positive message.
The underside attracts
It may be difficult to tip this type of match – with uncertainty around the starting lines, the motivation and the teams from different leagues. Very uncertain.
But we still know that the game companies and their odds are exaggerating the odds of goals this evening. You can understand how they argue, with a Dortmund who has great offensive capacity and has defensive problems. However, three of the last five matches have contained a maximum of two goals.
The initial matches in double meetings like this tend to be more clogged versus the closing because there are no results to play. Rather safe than the uncertain from start?
Under 2,75 goals @ 1.97