Galatasaray vs Dortmund Champions League Preview

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2013 Champions League runners up Borussia Dortmund will take on Turkish giants Galatasaray in an exciting encounter of Matchday 3.

Two seasons ago Dortmund managed to defeat the superstars of Real Madrid in the semi-finals and reach the final of the Champions League where they faced their arch rivals Bayern Munich. Reaching the final was their greatest accomplishment in the competition since winnings the cup in 1997, however the match didn’t go as planned as the Bavarians won the encounter 2-1 and sealed their 5th CL title.

Nevertheless the team that is guided by the charismatic Jurgen Klopp, maintains high hopes for reaching the next round and possibly making another great run in Europe’s biggest football competition, gambling news reports. Despite losing a number of key players in recent years, the club remains strong in the Champions League showcasing great abilities.

Dortmund favorites for the game

• BVB are leaders of Group D with 6 points

• Galatasaray so far have only 1 point

• Dortmund favorites for the match

The Black and Yellows head into the match with a clear goal of what is expected of them. The club holds a steady lead in their group with a total of 6 points from 2 games and a solid goal difference of 5 (without conceding a single goal). Galatasaray on the other hand are stuck in third place as they have only managed to record 1 point from their two encounters.

Online sportsbooks in Germany have immense faith in BVB tonight with favoring them for the win. Bet365 has given them odds of 1.80 (4/5) which puts them light years in front of their opponent in terms of chances. Galatasaray maintain odds of 4.50 (7/2), despite playing the host in tonight’s match. A draw between the two also seems unlikely considering that Bet365 ranks the chances of the happening at 4.00 (3/1).

The Yellow Reds feature the potent Dutch midfield maestro Wesley Sneijder who maintains incredible forma and knows how to deliver precise passes to his teammates when required. Galatasaray are currently trying to discover another way of playing under new manager Cesare Prandelli. Many football experts believe that they should be finding their way pretty soon considering his coaching talents, however it probably won’t be against BVB.

Dortmund features a formidable squad

Dortmund’s star player Marco Reus is the main attacking threat that the Germans possess. Since Shinji Kagawa has returned from Manchester United over the summer transfer window, Reus has been given more liberty to play on his preferred wing position. He has managed to excel in his natural role by scoring goals and also contributing to the team more effectively as his pace and skill allow him to utilize the winger position with considerable ease.

Mobile betting provider Bet365 has given Reus odds of 2.25 (4/5) to find the back of the net considering his eye for goal. Should he be fortunate enough to score then that would mark his first goal in the competition this season. Another great attacking threat is last summer’s recruit Ciro Immobile, who has been earmarked for greatness in the future., although he is also expected to contribute with goals tonight as well 2.25 (5/4).

Adrian Ramos and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also maintain some chances of finding themselves on the scoresheet with odds being 2.25 (5/4) and 2.40 (7/2). When it comes to Galatasaray, they boast some impressive players that can also instill some damage to their opponent given the chance. The Turks have an amazing striker Burak Yilmaz 3.50 (5/2), who is always ready to receive the ball from his teammates and score a deadly goal.

Although the Turkish side boasts some fearsome players they are still missing a few outstanding talents in their team, which makes Borussia Dortmund the favorites against them. Taking into consideration what BVB have managed to do to Arsenal and RSC Anderlecht, it seems that Galatasaray are in for a bog disappointing night despite playing hosts in the encounter.

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