Borussia Dortmund are aiming to build on their brilliant start to the Bundesliga season when they travel to take on Hamburg on Wednesday night.
Peter Bosz's charges have picked up 10 points from their opening four fixtures; in those matches, Dortmund have scored 10 goals without reply and, as such, they will be in confident mood ahead of their meeting with Markus Gisdol's men.
Genting go 4/9 (1.44) that Dortmund take all three points from this match, while the odds compilers offer 15/4 (4.75) that Bosz's team are forced to settle for a share of the spoils for a second consecutive league match away from home.
Hamburg had enjoyed a solid start to the season, beating both Augsburg and Koln in their opening two league games, but momentum has been lost as they have since been beaten in their last two Bundesliga fixtures - against Red Bull Leipzig and Hannover 96 respectively - and another tough assignment lies ahead here; the hosts can be backed at 6/1 (7.0) with Genting to get back on track with victory against Dortmund.
Bosz's charges were frustrated against Freiburg in their most recent league match away from home, having been held to a goalless draw despite the hosts being reduced to 10 men in the first half, but such low-scoring matches are the exception rather than the rule when Dortmund take to the field; indeed, that fixture is the only occasion so far this season on which Dortmund have failed to find the net.
The draw against Freiburg was followed by a bitterly disappointing 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in Dortmund's Champions League Group H opener, but Bosz's men dispelled any notion of a European hangover with a fantastic 5-0 crushing of Koln on Sunday - and Dortmund are well-placed to pick up another comfortable win against an out-of-sorts Hamburg side.
Genting offer just 8/15 (1.53) that there are more than two goals in this game and, given Dortmund's impressive record in front of goal, that play might well prove popular, while the odds compilers offer 19/20 (1.95) that Bosz's team win by, at least, two clear goals - a selection that would have landed in each of the three matches that Dortmund have won so far this season.
Better value, however, may be found in backing Borussia Dortmund to win to nil when they travel to take on Hamburg; Bosz's side have rarely been troubled in the Bundesliga so far this season, keeping a clean sheet in each of their opening four league fixtures.
Furthermore, Hamburg have looked toothless in their last two matches and Gisdol's team could well come up short once again when they line up against a Dortmund team in fine form in domestic competition.
As such, Genting's 7/5 (2.40) quote for Bosz's charges to win without conceding for a fifth time in as many league matches could offer decent value for punters ahead of Wednesday's big match from the Bundesliga.
|Borussia Dortmund to win to nil at 7/5 (2.40) for a 2pt stake with Genting|