spurs1718Uefa Champions League Group H looks just about as tough as it gets and Spurs open their campaign against Dortmund at Wembley on Wednesday night.

 

 

These 2 sides are joined by defending champions Real Madrid and APOEL are the outsiders of the party making up this quartet.

Spurs

Ina tough group winning your home games will be all important and Spurs were taught that lesson last season when defeats to Monaco and Leverkusen at Wembley played a big part in their failure to qualify for the knockout rounds.

The poor form at Wembley fact has spilled over into league results this season with Spurs having lost to Chelsea and drawn with Burnley in the early part of the season. They have shown better form away from home with 2 Premier League wins, the most recent being an immpresive 3-0 beating of Everton at Goodison last weekend.

Spurs will be missing Deli Alli who is starts a 3 match ban for a red card in the Europa League knockout rounds last season.

Dortmund

Dortmund are group stage regulars and they made it to the quarter finals last season where they lost to Monaco 6-3 on aggregate. They had gone unbeaten in the group stage with 4 wins alongside 2 draws with Real Madrid.

Dortmund have a lengthy injury list but they have started their domestic season really well with 2 wins and 1 draw and they kept 3 clean sheets in those matches.

Head to Head

2015/16 Europa League Round of 16

Spurs 1-2 Dortmund

Dortmund 3-0 Spurs

The Betting

Match Result:

Spurs 13/10

Draw 5/2

Dortmund 41/20

Note, odds quoted are an approximate average and are correct at the time of last update but are subject to change

 

Verdict:

The absence of Delli Alli is a huge blow and Wembley form a big concern but I still fancy Spurs have enough to beat a Dortmund side who have their own injury problems.

Bet: Spurs to win at 13/10

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*Note, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the stats but errors may occur from time to time.

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