Elie Baup's men are unlikely to show too much ambition at one of Europe's most intimidating away grounds, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to hold out until after the break
Last season’s runners-up won all six of their home games on the way to the final and are favourites at 3/10 (1.30) with William Hill to maintain that irrepressible domestic record with all three points this evening.
However, les Phoceens completed the double over their hosts the last time the sides were drawn against each other in the group stages and may fancy their chances of causing an upset at 10/1 (11.00) this time out.
Elie Baup’s men have drawn two of their last three games on the road, and there are odds of 9/2 (5.50) available on them claiming a precious point in Germany.
The visitors are under no illusions about their status in Group F, as a tough draw that put them alongside Arsenal, Napoli and tonight’s opponents makes them clear underdogs to progress.
However, any side coached by Baup is always bound to be competitive, and their performance in the opener against Arsenal underlined a determination to hold their own in this competition.
L'OM kept the Gunners at bay until well after an hour thanks to a resilient performance in their group opener and they are likely to put in a similar display tonight as they hope to grind out a result against the odds.
With seven clean sheets in their last 10 away games, Marseille are no easy nut to crack on their travels, and frustrating the passionate home crowd will be at the forefront of their minds.
Considering only one of the seven goals they have conceded this season has gone in before the break, the visitors will be confident of putting up some early resistance to test die Schwarzgelben’s patience.
A bet on the second half to provide the most goals would have paid out in eight of Dortmund’s 11 games this season, and is not to be missed at evens (2.00) this evening.
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