Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Champions League Betting Tips
It’s been 8 years since Tottenham Hotspur last played in a Champions League quarter final and they will be hoping to end that streak when they take on Borussia Dortmund. Tottenham fell at this hurdle last year against Juventus, despite having the advantage well into the second leg. Dortmund on the other hand, have reached the Quarter Finals 3 times in the last 6 seasons, including their run to the final in 2012. The German giants currently sit top of the Bundesliga and have only lost twice in all competitions this season.
18/19 Tottenham Champions League Form
How did Spurs get on in the Group Stage?
With 3 games played, Tottenham’s Champions League season looked like it was over before it had even begun. At Inter Milan on the opening day, 2 goals in the final 10 minutes turned the game around for a 2-1 Inter win. An even tougher ask came in Tottenham’s next game, with a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona running riot at Wembley in a 4-2 win. Things went from bad to worse at PSV Eindhoven. Winning 2-1 with 10 minutes left, Hugo Lloris was sent off before an 87th minute Luuk De Jong goal sent Spurs home with a point. The reverse PSV game seemed to be a turning point as Harry Kane scored twice late on to cancel out De Jong’s early goal, Spurs’ first European win of the season. 2 late goals ensured that Spurs qualified for the round of 16. Christian Eriksen scored a late winner against Inter Milan, before Lucas Moura’s goal at the Nou Camp sent Spurs through, thanks to a late PSV goal in their game against Inter. Spurs averaged 3.1 goals per game in the group stage, and scored in every match they played.
18/19 Borussia Dortmund Champions League Form
How did Dortmund get on in the Group Stage?
Dortmund’s strong start to the domestic season was mirrored in their Champions League campaign, with 3 wins from their first 3 matches. Christian Pulisic’s 85th minute winner in Brugge got Dortmund off to a bright start, before 2 results that announced BVB were back in European contention. A 3-0 victory against sorry Monaco was followed by a 4-0 demolition of Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, an incredible scoreline against a side known for their defensive prowess. At the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico Madrid fought back with a 2-0 win, before a disappointing 0-0 draw with Club Brugge at home threatened to derail Dortmund’s campaign. The group stage finished off with a 2-0 win away at Monaco, ensuring that Dortmund finished top of Group A on goal difference. Remarkably, Dortmund kept 5 clean sheets in the group stage, only conceding 2 goals.
Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Head to Head Record
Tottenham Hotspur Wins - 2 Draws - 0 Borussia Dortmund Wins - 2
Although there isn’t a rich history between Spurs and Dortmund, this will be the third season out of the last four that the two sides have met each other. Last season, the two were both drawn in the same Champions League group alongside Real Madrid and APOEL. Tottenham won both home and away against Dortmund, on their way to winning 5 games out of 6. Harry Kane scored twice in 3-1 win at home, before a 2-1 win at the Westfalenstadion. It was a different story the previous season however, when the two sides met in the Europa League. With Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leading the line, Dortmund won 5-1 on aggregate, winning 3-0 at home and 2-1 at White Hart Lane. If history has taught us anything, then we can expect both teams to score and we will always see goals between these two.
Where to watch Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund will be shown live on BT Sport 2 from 8:00pm.
Bet UK’s Betting Tip
These are two sides known for fast flowing attacking football, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see plenty of goals in this one.
*All odds from Bet UK’s sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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