On Tuesday night, Tottenham host Bayern Munich at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Group B of the Champions League.
Tottenham (Odds of 11/5 for victory)
Tottenham have endured a slightly inconsistent start to their season as a whole. The home sides season has started so unconvincingly that there are now question marks over the future of head coach Mauricio Pochettino. Last time out in the Premier League, Spurs recorded a narrow 2-1 victory over Southampton.
Part of that inconsistent start to the campaign was a 2-2 draw away at Olympiakos on matchday one in the Champions League. It was a disappointing start for last season’s finalists.
The draw means that Spurs have now won just once in their last five European games, suffering three defeats in the process, despite making the final of the competition last season.
One positive for Tottenham is that their recent home record in the Champions League is a good one, as they have won four of their last five matches in Europe’s elite competition. A 1-0 home defeat last time out against Ajax ended a four-game winning run on home soil in the Champions League for Spurs.
The defeat against the Dutch giants also ended a run of three straight clean sheets on home soil for the team from north London in this competition.
Bayern Munich (Odds of 11/10 for victory)
The visitors are regarded as one of the biggest clubs in the European game. In fact, the Bavarians have made it to the semi-finals of the competition in six of the last eight seasons.
Niko Kovac’s side made a good start to this seasons campaign by recording a 3-0 home win over Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade). The victory ended a three-game winless run for the German champions in the Champions League. In fact, they have made a good start to the season all around, as they are currently top of the Bundesliga table, as well as topping the group.
The visitors have been prolific in this competition of late, having scored at least twice in five of their last seven games. The Bavarians are usually good for entertainment value.
Although Bayern have drawn their last two away games in Europe’s elite competition, the reigning German champions are unbeaten in nine away matches, having recorded six victories in the process. Their attacking prowess has been on full display in their recent away games in Europe, as they have scored at least two goals in eight of those nine recent unbeaten matches.[reviewTableLarge ids=”620,639,642″ title=”Best betting sites to place bet on this game are:”]
There are serious concerns about Tottenham’s form this season. The team from north London have definitely not been at their best at the start of the season. Bayern Munich are not a great team to face when you are not in great form.
The visitors look to be just coming into some decent form and we can see them recording a victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Therefore, we are backing a Bayern win at odds of 11/10. Both these teams are dangerous in attack, so backing the over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/7 looks shrewd.
Verdict: Back the away win at odds of 11/10 and/or the over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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