Tip Tottenham - Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund’s recent run of form has left a lot to be desired about their title credentials and heading to this game against one of the Premier League front runners, Tottenham Hotspur, there is an aspect of their game that they have lost, which could turn very costly here. Dortmund have conceded three goals per game in their last two matches and an earlier draw means they head to this game winless and with very many questions about their defence and its ability to hold off matches. They recently got eliminated from the German Cup by Werder Bremen and soon after let go of a three – goal lead to draw 3 – 3 with Hoffenheim. They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in the last four matches, conceding eight goals and they will hope to close up a bit when they face this Spurs side that has averaged two goals per game in the last three. Two wins and a draw at home was Spurs’ return at the group stage, where they went on to finish second in Group B and having faced Barcelona, they will not be so cowed about this visit. Dortmund have not been the strongest away from home in the Champions League; they have managed just three wins in their last 10 away matches in the competition and lost five. They have also managed just two clean sheets in the last 10 away matches in the competition. Each of these two sides has won twice in the four meetings they have had, and each of the matches has seen over 2.5 goals scored
Key points Tottenham - Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund have two clean sheets in the last 10 away matches in the Champions League.
Spurs are unbeaten in four home matches in the Champions League.
Dortmund have three wins and five losses in 10 Champions League away matches.
Conclusion Tottenham - Borussia Dortmund
We expect another close fight here and given the open nature that both sides play, we cannot rule out goals here. Dortmund do not have a very good away record and they have also been conceding a lot lately; we expect that they will find some trouble here. A win for Spurs seems a good option while another good risk would be on the game hitting over 2.5 goals.
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Tottenham Borussia Dortmund Prediction published on February 11, 2019