Last week was a terrible week for Spanish teams and one day after Barcelona succumbed to Bayern, Real Madrid conceded four games in Dortmund. Borussia is almost qualified in the finals and they only need to avoid a 3-0 defeat in Madrid to face their archrivals in the most important European competition.
Match: Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
Bet: Real Madrid -1,5 Handicap
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.66
Lewandowski utterly destroyed the visitors by scoring all four goals, but the entire team played amazingly and the striker shouldn’t be given all the credit. Mourinho didn’t expect the Polish player to be so deadly upfront and failed to block him properly, but this won’t happen again in Madrid. The Portuguese coach did it time after their time when facing Barcelona and just like he found a way of countering Messi, he will find a solution for keeping Lewandowski in check.
The best defensive strategy is an all-out offensive and this is exactly what Real Madrid with resort to in the 2nd leg. They have nothing to lose right now and they will play with a sense of urgency because unless they take an early lead, everything will be lost. The Spanish giants failed to retain their Primera Division crown and they desperately need to mend their broken image and pride against Dortmund. Real is more than capable of ending the visitors lengthy winning streak, and will come out firing from the first minute.
This is the time for Real Madrid to prove its worth and if Mourinho wants to leave with his reputation intact, he must win the second leg in a convincing manner. Even though it is most unlikely for the hosts to qualify, it is worth backing them to cover a spread of -1,5 handicap at odds of 2.66 with Pinnacle Sports.