Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

March 4, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Tottenham Hotspur will look to put in another impressive UEFA Champions League showing as they head to the Signal Iduna Park for their second-leg with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men all-but have their feet in the quarter-finals of the competition as Heung-Min Son, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente gave them a fantastic 3-0 success at Wembley. As a result, the Londoners have odds as low as 1/16 with Betfred to qualify, whilst Lucien Favre’s men sit at 8/1. Tottenham going through would be even more remarkable considering that they have not managed to reach the last-eight of the Champions League since the 2010/11 campaign.

If Dortmund harbour any hopes of reaching the next round, they need to break a poor run of form against Spurs. They have lost their last three games to Tottenham in all competitions. As a matter of fact, in the last five clashes between the two teams, there have been 16 goals scored, at a rate of 3.2 goals per game. Over 3.5 goals to be scored in Dortmund can be backed at odds of 11/8 with William Hill.

Despite still leading the Bundesliga, the hosts’ form coming into this game is slightly worrying. They have only managed to win only one out of their last seven games in all competitions. Dortmund are still at 1/1 to scoop victory with BetVictor though. Tottenham have odds of 13/5, whilst a draw can be backed at 3/1.

Once again, Heung Min-Son will hope to have a huge impact on the game. Following his strike in the first-leg at Wembley, the South Korean has now taken a wonderful record against Dortmund to nine goals in his last 11 games. The forward is at 6/1 with Paddy Power to open the scoring once again. Dortmund top scorer Marco Reus has returned from injury and after bagging 14 goals already this season, is at 5/1 to add to those with the first goal of the game. The German made his return from injury in Dortmund’s recent loss to Augsburg.

Reus could also be joined in the team by Christian Pulisic who has returned to full training. However, it is not as positive news for Marcel Schmelzer and Lukasz Piszczek who look likely to be ruled out. Pochettino could have some huge boosts as Spurs make the trip to Germany. Harry Winks and Eric Dier could both be included in the squad. Meanwhile, Dele Alli, who has been out of action since mid-January with a thigh strain is back in training and could return.

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