Jurgen Klopp's men struggle to replicate their imperious home form on the road in Europe, and Al Hain-Cole expects Arsene Wenger's confident side to put them to the sword
Arsene Wenger’s men moved clear at the Premier League summit with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Norwich at the weekend and are favourites at 13/10 (2.30) with BetVictor to put six points between themselves and last season’s runners-up by coming out on top this evening.
Die Schwarzgelben bounced back from an opening away defeat to Napoli by putting Marseille to the sword last time out and have the chance to snatch top spot at the half-way point with victory in London, available at odds of 85/40 (3.13).
Jurgen Klopp’s men have drawn four of their last seven on the road in this competition, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them grabbing a share of the spoils in this one.
Wenger has admitted the upcoming double header against tonight’s opponents will play a "decisive" role in the outcome of the so-called ‘Group of Death,’ and the Frenchman will be determined not to leave anything to chance when his side travels to Germany in two weeks’ time.
While Jurgen Klopp’s side boast an intimidating home record of seven consecutive Champions League wins, they have only won one of their last 11 one the road in this competition, so the Gunners will understand the importance of collecting maximum points in front of their own fans.
Having won 10 of their last 12 matches on an impressive unbeaten streak, the hosts will be extremely confident of collecting a fifth consecutive Champions League victory this evening, particularly as Dortmund are without an away win in their last four fixtures in all competitions.
With the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey all firing on full cylinders at the weekend, Arsenal should have simply too much for an opposition defence whose only clean sheet in their last five on the road was against second division 1860 Munich in the cup, and those 13/10 (2.30) odds are well worth backing on this one ending up in a home win.
|Arsenal to win for a 1.5pt stake at 13/10 (2.30) with BetVictor
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