Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th February 2019

Spurs to edge first leg on home soil

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Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips – Champions League, 13th February 8.00pm

This has the look of being the tie of the round really. Borussia Dortmund are leading the way in the Bundesliga and they are a wonderfully open and attacking side. But Tottenham are bang in form at the moment, even without Harry Kane. Can they make the most of home advantage in this tie? Read our predictions for Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund.

Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds*

Tottenham 13/10
Borussia Dortmund 19/10
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m.)

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Spurs looked at one point as if their chances of making the knockout stage of the competition had passed them by. A dramatic 1-1 draw at Barcelona on match day six got them there. Now they go up against a side they have gotten to know well recently. Each of the four previous games between Spurs and BVB have happened in the last three years. The first meeting was in the round of sixteen in the 2015/16 Europa League with Dortmund winning 5-1 on aggregate. Then in the Champions League group stage last year, Spurs took back to back wins over the Germans. Both teams have scored in three for their four previous matches.

This is the third time that Spurs have been to this stage of the competition. From their previous two visits, they are W1 L1. Tottenham have failed to win any of their three previous Champions League knockout stage home games (D1 L2). They have scored just one goal in those three games. Before Dortmund turned up and beat them in 2016 Spurs had been undefeated in seven home games against German opposition, winning six of those. Spurs are W1 L2 in their last three home games against Germany opponents. Spurs though are W4 L3 in two-legged ties against German opponent. Spurs have, however, lost their last two such ties.

 

Key-Facts – Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund

  • Spurs have lost two of their last three at home against Germany sides
  • Both teams have scored in three of the four previous meetings
  • Dortmund have won two of their last eleven European away games 3

 

Borussia Dortmund News and Form

Dortmund are five points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga at the moment. They finished level on points with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League group stage this season but took the head to head to win the section. This is the fifth time that Dortmund have been in the round of sixteen, the last one was in 2016/17 when they lost 1-0 at Benfica before producing a 4-0 return on home soil to turn the tie around. BVB are W3 L1 in their four previous round of sixteen ties. They have, however, won only one of their last six knockout phase matches in UEFA competition (D2 L3).

From their five previous two-legged ties against English opponents, Borussia Dortmund are W3 L2. Their most recent encounter with an English side was against Liverpool in the 2015/16 Europa League quarterfinals. Dortmund have lost three of their last four visits to England, the one exception a defeat at Spurs in 2016. Overall BVB are W4 D1 L7 in their previous twelve tips to England, so it’s not the greatest of records. Dortmund’s away form in Europe has actually seen them win just two of their last eleven.

Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5
Both teams to score at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m.)

Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund Predictions

Spurs to win: This is going to be an even contest. It will all be about how well Spurs can keep Dortmund at arm’s length. The Germans are a powerful attacking unit but Tottenham have been doing really well with their form at the moment and could just sneak this one.


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