Borussia Dortmund - Arsenal Betting Preview: Expect the goals to come after the break

Having been punished for leaving themselves too open in the home match, Al Hain-Cole expects the Gunners to keep things tight for the opening half of tonight's crucial game
After moving clear at the top of the Premier League with victory over Liverpool on Saturday, Arsenal will be hoping to give their Champions League qualification hopes a shot in  the arm when they travel to the Westfalenstadion to face Borussia Dortmund.

The Gunners fell victim to a late Robert Lewandowski goal in their home defeat two weeks ago and are available at 4/1 (5.00) with William Hill to exact revenge with victory this evening.

Having won their last seven consecutive home games in front of their own fans, the hosts are favourites at 7/10 (1.70) to come out on top tonight.

The pair shared a 1-1 draw when they last met on this ground two years ago, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them cancelling each other out once again this time out.

Arsene Wenger admitted after the defeat at the Emirates that his side left themselves too open as they went all out to secure a win, and such over-confidence will certainly not be permitted this evening.

Group F is currently resting on a knife edge with tonight’s opponents tied on six points alongside Napoli, who are expected to ramp up the pressure by picking up maximum points against Marseille at home.

With neither team willing to risk too much, it should take a while for a cagey encounter to spring to life, and odds of 17/20 (1.85) are therefore not to be ignored on the majority of the goals going in after half-time.

This bet would have paid out in six of the visitors’ eight games on the road this season, as well as six of the last seven on home turf for Jurgen Klopp’s outfit, not to mention six of their last seven fixtures in this competition.

Having twice seen off Real Madrid and once overcome Manchester City in the course of their seven-match winning streak at home in the Champions League, Dortmund are more than capable of collecting all three points even against the in-form guests.

However, considering Arsenal have only failed to hit the back of the net once in 17 matches so far this season, odds of 2/1 (3.00) are worth backing on Die Schwarzgelben recording their ninth consecutive home win in a match featuring goals at both ends.
Highest scoring second half for a 2pt stake at 17/20 (1.85) with William Hill
Dortmund to win and both teams to score for a 1pt stake at 2/1 (3.00) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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