Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 2/17/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Sevilla (+141) Borussia Dortmund (+180)
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is the site where Ivan Rakitic and Sevilla (4-1-1 in Champions League) will play Borussia Dortmund (4-1-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Bono for Sevilla and Marwin Hitz for Borussia Dortmund. Sevilla are at +141 while Borussia Dortmund are at +180. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Sevilla stepped onto the pitch against Getafe in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 91.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 694 out of their 756 targeted passes in their last match. Sevilla attempted 17 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 12 of those tries for a rate of 70.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, Sevilla finished the game at a 27.8% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 18 total shots. Sevilla averages 1.43 goals per 90 min (30 total goals) and have accumulated 20 assists In all contests this year.
Ivan Rakitic is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Sevilla. Rakitic has started 371 matches thus far in his career and he scores 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder representing Croatia has totaled 74 goals in 33,017 professional minutes. He has 73 assists while earning 61 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Youssef En-Nesyri, the forward taking the field for Morocco. He has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times in his career while scoring 35 total goals. En-Nesyri has accumulated 7,562 mins during 74 starts and has been handed 14 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Sevilla is Bono. Bono (61-34-46 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 48 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper taking the field for Sevilla has had 606 shots attempted against him in 141 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.19 (167 goals given up) and his save percentage is 74.8. Bono has defended the goal for 12,653 minutes and has earned 455 saves during his career.
When they last took the field, Borussia Dortmund went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Freiburg. Borussia Dortmund finished with a 35.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 5 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 621 of the 708 pass attempts earning a percentage of 87.7%. Borussia Dortmund converted 5 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted giving them a 31.3% clip when they last took the field. With 38 goals and 31 assists in all competitions, Borussia Dortmund averages 1.90 goals and 1.55 assists per 90 minutes.
Erling Haaland will need to provide a lift for Borussia Dortmund. He scores 0.97 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 57 games thus far in his career. The forward from Norway has played 5,386 mins and has earned 58 goals. He has accumulated 8 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 14 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jadon Sancho, the forward playing for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho has been handed a total of 4 yellow card cautions in 6,938 professional minutes (76 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.43. He has accounted for 33 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 41 different times.
Marwin Hitz will look after the net for Borussia Dortmund. So far in his career, Hitz has given up 215 goals and has racked up 577 saves in 162 starts. He has given up 1.32 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 62-40-61. He sports a save % of 73.5 and his shutout rate is currently 31.5%. Hitz has racked up 51 clean sheets and has defended 791 shots attempted against him in 14,610 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Borussia Dortmund (+180) and under 2.5 goals
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