UCL – Follow the Football Both Teams to Score (BTTS) tips for the match between Benfica and Dortmund. The match starts at 19:45 on 14th February 2017 at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz), Lisboa
Borussia Dortmund (4th in Bundesliga) eliminated S.L Benfica (1st in Primeira Liga) in the 1963/64 European Cup first round, their only previous encounter. Dortmund lost 2-1 in the 1st leg but won 5-0 in Germany to win the tie.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica have won only one of their last 15 UEFA European Cup/Champions League encounters with German clubs (D5 L9), it was against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in November 1998.
S.L Benfica have reached the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League for the 2nd season in a row – this hadn’t happened before for Sport Lisboa e Benfica side.
Borussia Dortmund have qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages in each of their last 4 participations, finishing top on each occasion.
Borussia Dortmund are one 6 six teams yet to suffer a defeat in the UEFA Champions League this season (W4 D2). Dortmund won both matches earlier this UCL season against another Lisbon side, Sporting (2-1 at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, 1-0 at Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor).
Borussia Dortmund have lost 6 of their last 8 matches in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages (W2).
S.L Benfica have lost only one of their seven home matches in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages (W3 D3), it was against Chelsea in March 2012 (0-1).
Borussia Dortmund scored 21 goals in the group stages this competitional season, the record in a UEFA Champions League group campaign, whilst S.L Benfica conceded 10 goals, the joint-highest tally among teams left in the UCL competition.