Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to make the most of home advantage when they welcome Monaco to the Westfalenstadion for their Champions League quarter-final first leg.
The tie has been postponed to Wednesday after the bombings that occured outside the Dortmund team bus, but all bets placed to date still stand given the tie will be played less than 24 hours after it was originally slated to go.
Having won three and lost none of their four matches in their own back yard so far in the competition, Die Schwarzgelben are 4/7 (1.57) favourites with bet365 to take control of the tie by coming out on top once again.
Meanwhile, Leonardo Jardim’s men have lost both of their last two European matches on the road but are on offer at 9/2 (5.50) to put one foot in the final four with a victory in Germany.
Just one of the hosts’ last 12 fixtures has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 15/4 (4.75) on them being held to a stalemate in this one.
Having been forced to overturn first-leg deficits in order to see off Benfica and Manchester City in their respective last 16 ties, both of these sides will know the importance of strong home performances in European competition.
Unbeaten in 19 matches in front of their own fans this campaign, Thomas Tuchel’s men will feel confident of giving themselves a lead to protect for the trip to Stade Louis II considering their guests have lost five and won just three of their last nine European away games.
However, as Manchester City found out to their cost, Les Rouges et Blancs are a formidable force to be reckoned with in attack and will also fancy their own chances of grabbing at least one away goal.
On the scoresheet in 49 of their 51 fixtures in all competitions this season, odds of 7/4 (2.75) seem too good to pass up on Monaco finding the net but ending up on the losing side against a Dortmund team that has scored 25 goals in eight Champions League games but conceded seven and kept just one clean sheet in the last four.