Dortmund travel to Wembley to play Spurs in the Champions League
Last updated: February 11, 2019 by Leon Marshal
|Last Meeting:||Dortmund 1 – 2 Spurs|
Spurs can count themselves lucky that they have made it this far in the Champions League, after it took a draw against Barcelona – and Inter losing their final game – to see them through to the knock-out stages. Dortmund, on the other hand, have looked strong all season in the European competition.
However, this match comes at a good time for Spurs. Despite being without talisman Harry Kane and Deli Alli, Spurs are on a decent run and are comfortably in third spot domestically. They’ve won their last four league matches and Heung-min Son has been in fine form since returning from the Asian Cup. Dortmund arrive in the midst of their first bit of patchy form all season. The gap at the top of the Bundesliga is shrinking, and Dortmund have drawn their last two league games, and were also knocked out of the cup a week back. They too have injuries to key players. Marco Reus looks set to miss out, as he suffers from a thigh injury.
Dortmund have had an extra day of rest coming into the match, after Spurs played Leicester on Sunday. That could play a part, but Spurs have home advantage here. One man who could prove decisive is Christian Eriksen. The midfielder has been somewhat quiet this season, but put in an incredible performance at the weekend, and looks to be hitting form just as Spurs need it. Eriksen is the man in midfield, but it’s up top where questions will still be asked. Will Pochettino start Llorente, or utilise Son or Moura as a false nine? It’s a question Lucien Favre will be asking himself, and will shape this match somewhat.
Spurs will be without Harry Kane and Deli Alli, with both not expected back from injury for another month.
Ben Davies also looks set to miss out, with the defender suffering a groin injury.
Marco Reus looks set to miss the game after being substituted early last week. It’s feared that the striker’s injury is worse than first thought.
Roman Bürki has recovered from an illness and will be available for selection.
|Spurs (4-3-3):||Lloris, Trippier, D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sissoko, Winks, Lamela, Eriksen, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura|
|Subs:||Rose, Wanyama, Dier, Walker-Peters, Llorente, Foyth, Gazzaniga|
|Injured:||Kane, Alli, Davies|
|Dortmund (4-3-1-2):||Bürki, Weigl, Piszcek, Diallo, Hakimi, Witsel, Delaney, Sancho, Reus, Guerriro, Götze|
|Subs:||Oelschlägel, Alcácer, Pulisic, Dahoud, Schmelzer, Hitz, Bruun Larsen|
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|10/03/2016||UEFA Europa League||Dortmund 3 – 0 Spurs||Aubameyang 30′|
|17/03/2016||UEFA Europa League||Man City 3 – 0 Arsenal||Aubameyang 24′|
|13/09/2017||UEFA Champions League||Spurs 3 – 1 Dortmund||Son Heung-min 4′|
|21/11/2017||UEFA Champions League||Dortmund 1 – 2 Spurs||Aubameyang 31′|
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Spurs are obviously weakened without Kane, but they are playing well, and usually step up in these competitions. With Dortmund winless in three and without their star player, Marco Reus, we see Tottenham sneaking this one. You can get Spurs to win at a great price at William Hill.