UEFA Champions League preview – Round of 16 – 2nd leg: Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur – Wednesday, March 5, 2019 – Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund – 20:00 hrs BST
Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Predictions
Correct Score betting tips for Tuesday's Champions League match Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham.
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Tottenham at 15/2 Bet365
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Tottenham at 28/1 Bet365
Correct Score Odds subject to change.
Tottenham Hotspur head to the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund with a huge first-leg advantage of 3-0 for a return clash that the London club feels is already in the bag. Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs have looked jaded, though, going into Tuesday night's Dortmund clash. Saturday's draw with Arsenal at Wembley took the club's string on win-less games to three which is the longest such spell for the side in many seasons.
Spurs will play the same side and formation that featured in the Wembley game against Arsenal. Del Alli is still out with a long-term injury, in which case the other three of the Spurs' Fab forward four – Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen will make the trip to Germany. Moussa Sissoko, who did stellar work in the midfield in the Arsenal game is an obvious choice to start. Kyle Walker-Peters may just make the cut at the back given Kieran Trippier's poor show in recent games. Other usual suspects in the Spurs' defense for the Dortmund clash will be Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen. Danny Rose, Sissoko and Erik Lamela will probably play behind the attack trio of Kane-Son-Eriksen.
Lucien Favre's Borussia Dortmund are going through one of their worst phases having won just one of their 5 previous Bundesliga outings, the last one ending in a humiliating 1-2 defeat to FC Augsburg.
Dortmund, strangely, still find themselves in the top spot of the Bundesliga table, but a resurgent Bayern Munich are on equal points despite being in the 5th spot just three months back.
The silver lining for the Bundesliga leaders when they face Tottenham will be the return of two big-impact players who had missed the first-leg owing to injuries – Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer.
Both have a combined tally of 31 goals between them this season despite missing out on quite a few games. Jadon Sancho who was so impressive in the Wembley leg will be expected to combine well with Reus and Alcacer upfront. But the hosts have a mountain to climb and should keep in mind that the Signal Iduna holds sweet memories for the visiting Spurs who had prevailed 2-1 last time they travelled to the venue.
Odds are for Borussia Dortmund to win the March 5th game but that won't be enough to take them through to the Round of Eight. Even a lone goal from the visitors is enough to seal Dortmund's fate.