Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea – Betting Review



Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market firstly, where Borussia Dortmund won @ 2.42, although it was something of a smash and grab victory and they were a little fortunate to get the win.

On the Asian handicap, Chelsea +0.25 backers will go away frustrated as they had big chances and dominated much of the match, especially the second period. Borussia Dortmund -0.25 won this market @ 2.11.

The Under/Over goal market was set at 2.5 lines around 1.97. The game never opened up and was more of an ‘unders’ style game than anything else. This as the home side sat back once ahead and it became like attack vs defence. That said, the match merited two goals.



Match Summary

It was the first ever clash between Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League, the atmosphere and entertainment level made it one to remember, particular for the victorious German host.

Chelsea had a good portion of the game and the chances to get at least a draw from the first leg. Due to some excellent last ditch defending and a fine goal from Karin Adeyemi however, Dortmund came away with a narrow 1-0 victory.

Chelsea’s frustration of not being able to turn domination and possession into wins continued, but they merited at least one goal. The Londoners hit the woodwork and had one great opportunity cleared off the line.

There was enough positives in the 90 minutes for the English club to have belief that they can overturn the deficit, but the stress over not converting chances continues.

Dortmund began brightly, backed by a capacity 81,500 crowd. The home side started with a flurry of early half-chances, while Chelsea tried hard to slow the match down and settle.

It was all quite erratic and little quality on display from both sides. Chelsea were actually the first to have the ball when a free kick was turned in by Thiago Silva, but the referee disallowed for a handball.

Dortmund’s midfield took over and Sébastien Haller could only find the side netting following some good work by Julian Brandt.

Chelsea had the best chance of the first period when Kai Havertz set up João Félix, whose shot chipped onto  the cross bar.

Chelsea returned to the field in the second half with increased ambition and quality, taking over the contest.

The ever present Reece James was to become their greatest attacking threat, but they were ultimately punished for this attacking approach. This as speedster Karim Adeyemi punished them with an immense turn of foot, breaking from his own half into the area where he rounded Kepa Arrizabalaga and finished into the empty net.

Potter’s side dominated and pinned Dortmund back, Coulibaly looked to have levelled but there was a last ditch clearance from Emre Can.

Enzo Fernandez also came close from the edge of the box but in the end, Dortmund held on to an undeserved win. Fair score 1-1.