Borussia Dortmund – floating under the radar like a yellow submarine. Reformed and determined after three seasons of uncertain yearning for German domestic success since Jurgan Klopps departure in 2015, Lucien Favre has put his own stamp on this Dortmund side. The Swiss manager secured multiple key signings in Paco Alcácer, Axel Witsel, Achraf Hakimi and Thomas Delaney all who have impressed this season. The latter, Thomas Delaney (Danish International, not a generic bogman from Co. Leitrim) has been Mr. Consistant so far this campaign, but perhaps it’s the exciting English prospect Jadan Sancho and vetern playmaker Marco Reus that have proved to be most critical to the success of the Dortmund revolution.
Talisman, Reus, is very much the orchestrator of the team dictating Dortmund’s counter attacking style. The 29 year old, has had his fair share of injuries throughout the years but when fit, there is no doubting Dortmund’s captain is one of the best players around. If Favre can manage to keep Reus fit in conjunction with his impressive newly assembled squad, then perhaps they present attractive value in the outright market for a Champions League surge at 25/1.
Given the fearless attacking nature and dynamic of Dortmund under Favre in what looks to be a very open competition this year, the German giants will be worthy contenders especially in front of the notorious yellow wall.
1pt win Borussia Dortmund 25/1 (Paddypower) – Champions League winners 2019
By Ciaran Cunningham – 13/02/2019