Borussia Dortmund's performances against Madrid in the group stages left Jose Mourinho insisting the Germans were serious contenders to win the competition and despite needing two of the latest goals in recent memory to progress from the last round, BVB are a formidable prospect.
Bet365 price them at 19/10 (2.90) to beat Madrid this evening, something they managed in the aforementioned group stages back in October.
The Spanish champions, meanwhile, are offered at 6/4 (2.50) with the draw available at 13/5 (3.60) with the same firm.
With a meeting between two of the most dynamic teams in Europe, backing goals looks to be a sound selection, but both teams to score is offered at the unappealing price of 4/7 (1.57).
This bet paid out in both the meetings in the group stages but only the most serious of punters will take that price and there are better opportunities elsewhere.
Instead, invest in Madrid to score over 1.5 goals which is offered at the tempting odds of 11/10 (2.10).
This bet has paid out in both of Madrid's away games in the knockout stages of this season's Champions League as well as in 13 of Madrid's last 15 in all competitions.
Dortmund conceded twice in their last home game in the Champions League and Madrid should be capable of netting twice tonight.
For a value bet, the unimaginative selection of Cristiano Ronaldo to score first at 11/4 (3.75) still looks to be well worthy of consideration.
The tournament's top scorer has netted 11 times so far as well as opening the scoring on four occasions, including in both of Madrid's previous two Champions League matches.
The price is clearly not huge for a first goalscorer, but given Ronaldo's record it is still big enough to for punters to have a small bet on.
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|Real Madrid to score over 1.5 goals 11/10 (2.10) with Bet365
||Cristiano Ronaldo to score first 11/4 (3.75) with Bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports anchor working on TV in Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.