PSV – Dortmund Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 20.02.2024

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⚽ PSV – Dortmund Predictions

PSV – Dortmund Predictions and Tips and Odds for February 20, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

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  • After a second-place finish in Group B, PSV Eindhoven can finally look forward to a UEFA Champions League knockout stage tie for the first time 2015/16, and only the second of their last 17 campaigns. The Dutch outfit should come into the first leg of this tie against Borussia Dortmund full of confidence, having won three of their last four matches (D1) to summit the Eredivisie.
  • The Philips Stadion crowd will be at full voice pushing their side to live up to their expectations as the favourites, particularly as they’ve lost just one of their last 11 European home games (W7, D3). The Boeren will be looking to leverage that momentum to get revenge on Dortmund, against whom they’ve lost or drawn their only two prior meetings, contributing to PSV’s negative record in their 37 ties with German sides (W10, D7, L20).
  • As for Dortmund, those previous H2Hs helped boost an otherwise poor record against Dutch opposition which now stands at three wins from 11 encounters (D3, L5). Manager Edin Terzić ought to be quick to remind his side they’re a different breed now after topping a ‘group of death’ that featured big hitters PSG, AC Milan and Newcastle United.
  • Such an impressive feat earned the Prussians their spot in the Round of 16 for the fifth time in the last six seasons, although ominously three of their last four ties at this stage of the Champions League ended in elimination. They were at least victorious in two of their three away group stage matches this season (L1), which is good going since they’re usually poor continental travellers, having lost 16 of their last 32 European away matches (W10, D6).
  • Players to watch: PSV captain Luuk de Jong has been on fire in Eindhoven with seven of his last eight goals coming at home, including one in a 2-0 win over Heracles at the weekend. Dortmunds front-man Niclas Füllkrug also scored last weekend in a 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg, which was the fourth goalscoring appearance of his last five competitive outings.
  • Hot stat: Dortmund have won just two of their eight away matches in the Champions League Round of 16 (D1, L5).

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – PLAY OFFS – 1/8-FINALS
PSV – Dortmund
Kick-off: February 20, 21:00
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.53@Bwin

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