Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund : Match Preview, team News and latest odds

Champions League competition is back and participating teams are wrapping up their preparations ahead of their respective round-16 ties.

As for Premier League teams, Manchester United will be in action against PSG on Tuesday and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope his players overcome Les Parisiens’s threat after 90 minutes of action.

Our focus is on Tottenham’s upcoming clash with Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams are in rich goalscoring form but the Lilywhites are in better position to win the game if we’re to go by the numbers of matches won by both teams.

Match Preview

Though Mauricio Pochetino’s side have been without their key striker for three weeks, they have failed to drop any point as Heung-min Son has successfully shouldered the goalscoring responsibilities.

The South Korean star found the back of the net during Spurs’ 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday as he now has 11 league goals this term.

Contrary to their Champions League opponents, Bundesliga table-topping side Borussia Dortmund have failed to record a single win in their previous two fixtures across all competitions.

They played a 3-all draw against Weder Bremen and they eventually lost the game via penalty shootouts in last week’s German Cup fixture.

The Bundesliga side also played an uninspiring 3-3 draw against Hoffenheim on Saturday. Despite being three goals up, they blew up the lead and they allowed Hoffenheim to get back into the game as they conceded three goals in quick succession.

Latest odds

According to bookmakers, the encounter will witness many goals. This is because none of the clubs have failed to score in their past six fixtures in all competitions.

Tottenham to win the encounter

The North London club will be playing in front of their fans, therefore, they have a better chance of winning the highly-anticipated fixture. Popular bookmaker bwin, are pricing Tottenham at 2.10 odds to claim maximum points.

Borussia Dortmund to win

Irrespective of their recent uninspiring results, same bookmaker mentioned above tipped the German side to record an away victory against their last season’s group stage foes.

They are backed at 3.50 to defeat Pochetino’s men while a straight draw for both is being set at 3.50 odds.

Two goals or more to be scored

An over 2.5 goals for this crucial encounter is priced at 1.75 odds while an half-time goal from both team is set at 3.80.

Team News

The home side continue to miss the service of their influential striker Harry Kane ahead of the game. Dele Alli is equally unavailable due to injury. Ben Davies is also out of tomorrow’s game as result of his groin injury.

There is good news for Pochetino as Eric Dier and Erik Lamela — who both missed Leicester City’s game — are back to full fitness and are available for selection.

As for Dortmund, experienced striker Marco Reus is a major doubt after picking up a muscle injury while their left-back Lukasz Piszczek is also unlikely to feature against the Lilywhites due a heel problem.

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