7M INSIGHT - Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund



Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by 7M Sport

7M INSIGHT - Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund

Match Time: 9/14/2017 02:45 Thursday

AH Line: Tottenham Hotspur (-0/0.5)

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi

Last month, the draw ceremony for UEFA Champions League was held in Monaco. Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur will meet Champions League holders Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia in Group H, which is called "the Group of Death" in Champions League. Most people didn't expect much from The Lilywhites, except Spur star Harry Kane:

"It’s a great draw. You expect to play the best in Europe in the Champions League and it’s exciting for us. We look forward to these games. "

7M INSIGHT - Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund

Harry Kane reached 100 Spurs goals in the weekend and this is another milestone for him. We can also see that he is looking forward to the challenges and regards them as great tests. He has a good mind for the following matches.

Then what's the real situation about the Premier League runner-up so far?

Having played 4 rounds in the new season, Mauricio Pochettino's side rank 5th on the table with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, 3 points behind leaders Manchester United, which are not bad overall. However, as for the home records, they have already lost 5 points in two matches. Spurs were defeated by Chelsea 1-2 at Wembley Stadium, followed by a 1-1 draw with Burnley. Since the White Hart Lane is being rebuilt, Spurs will play all of their home games at Wembley Stadium this season, and that may be a huge disadvantage for them in the home matches including this one.

Dortmund struggled to a goalless draw at Freiburg on Saturday, but prior to that they have defeated Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg, and Rielasingen-Arien since the season started and scored nine goals in the process without conceding a single one. Now they rank on the top of Bundesliga table.

How about the key players?

7M INSIGHT - Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund

According to the report, Dortmund have confirmed captain Marcel Schmelzer and defender Marc Bartra suffered injuries ahead of the Champions League game against Spurs. It is said that Tottenham would be boosted, but I don't think so.

Major forward Dele Alli, who has produced 2 goals for the squad, will be suspended due to the red card, so Spurs also lost an important player.

Both teams' last encounter was back to 2016's Europa League, where Spurs were defeated 1-2 at home. Dortmund lost only 30% of their outings in the Champions league last season.

Finally let's come to the line and odds.

The opening line in AH market is home team  -0/0.5 with long odds, which reveals that the market has no enough confidence in the hosts.

As for 1x2 Odds, William Hill provided a group of 2-3-3 for this match. Spurs did not gain enough support thus far. Their home performances seemed unpromising. So we still believe Bundelisga side Dortmund to claim a victory in this outing, maybe just a narrow win.

 

(7M/Dora)

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