Borussia Dortmund Profile
Borussia Dortmund Betting
Borussia Dortmund have established themselves as one of Europe’s most trendy teams over the last two years. From Jurgen Klopp’s charismatic approach to management and his kitsch glasses, to their impressive Westfalenstadion with its standing areas, cheap tickets and sea of yellow. This, of course, omits one of the key areas of their recent success; their playing style.
And despite all their recent success – they won the Bundesliga in the last two seasons and are in the 2012/13 Champions League semi-finals – rumours persist over the future of their players and their manager. Betting markets tip Klopp as a candidate for the Real Madrid job should it become available, while bets are also available on him winding up at Chelsea or Manchester City.
Their archetypal centre forward Robert Lewandowski is the scrutiny of constant rumours, and betting on the Borussia Dortmund No. 9 places him anywhere from Bayern Munich to Manchester United. Central defender Mats Hummels is another player expected to feature highly in this summer’s betting markets – Barcelona the bookmaker’s favourites. Elsewhere exciting young talents Mario Gotze and Marco Reus are expected to be highly sought after, there’d be no shortage of takers should betting be shortened on them to leave the German club.
Betting on this talented group of players – who have already surrendered the 2012/13 Bundesliga to Bayern Munich – to win the Champions League represents the best value for money left in the competition. With Real Madrid to face in the semi-final – before a possible final against Bayern or Barca – Klopp’s charges are rank outsiders, and any bets on Borussia Dortmund to prevail in the final at Wembley in May are available at the longest price of the four sides still competing to become the Champions of Europe.
In individual game betting, Borussia Dortmund are often favourites. It’s important to note though that this free flowing, attacking side are regular scorers of goals. Betting on Dortmund to score three or more goals in a game would have yielded success on 11 occasions already in 2013; they’ve scored three goals on seven occasions, four once, five twice and six once.
Moving forward a lot depends on the future of their key assets. If betting leans towards them losing their best players and their manager, it will be interesting to see how they replace them. Although with betting suggesting Klopp will stay this summer, despite the possibility of losing one or two more, Borussia Dortmund look set to be fighting on all fronts again in the 2013/14 season.
Last updated: March 18, 2014