Tuesday 10 March: 8pm KO
Live on BT Sport
It’s not looking good for Tottenham as they bid to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. They travel to Leipzing trailing 1-0 from the first leg and in poor form.
Tottenham drew at Burnley on Saturday making it five games without a win. That’s three losses over 90 minutes, a draw and a penalty shoot-out loss in the FA Cup.
With key players missing and a manager not in the best of moods, Tottenham need a big result and soon. They are 9/2 (5.5) at Betfred to beat Leipzig in this game.
Away form has been mixed in the Champions League this season. They gave away a lead and drew at Olympiakos, beat Red Star Belgrade but lost to Bayern Munich. They do tend to get on the scoresheet though. Only in last year’s final have they failed to score in their last 15 away matches in this competition.
RB Leipzig are third in the Bundesliga and in their last 22 games have only lost twice. Both defeats were inflicted by Eintracht Frankfurt, perhaps Mourinho should ask how they did it. They have drawn their two games since the first leg. It’s 7/2 (4.5) at Unibet on a draw in this second leg.
They are in only their third Champions League campaign. This is the first time they have made it into the knock-out stages. They are unbeaten in their last five games in this competition and are 4/7 (1.57) at Betfair to beat Tottenham.
After the critical comments made by Jose Mourinho on Saturday, it’s unlikely Tanguy Ndombele will start this game. Dele Alli is his likely replacement. He’s 18/5 (4.6) to score in this match if placing your bet with 888sport.
RB Leipzig have home advantage and are in good form. They have played six home games in this competition and conceded in each of them. Tottenham will have to press forward to try and get back into this tie. A bet on Leipzig to win and both teams to score has odds of 2/1 (3.0) at Ladbrokes.