Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund betting tips
Tottenham Hotspur start their Champions League campaign at home to Borussia Dortmund tomorrow evening.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side did not have a successful time in European football’s top club competition last season and will be hoping for better this time round. The draw hasn’t been helpful in that regard, and their 2017/18 campaign starts with a clash against last season’s quarter-finalists and 2012/13 runners-up Dortmund.
Here are our Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund betting tips.
Dortmund to win at Wembley
Tottenham’s year-long move to Wembley hasn’t yet managed to shift their hoodoo. Of their two home games played at the national stadium so far this season, they have won one and drawn one. They also lost two of their three Champions League home games at Wembley last season. Against that backdrop, it would not be a surprise to see Dortmund emerging victorious from this one. Their Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen beat Spurs at Wembley last season, while Dortmund beat Pochettino’s side home and away in the 2015/16 knockout stages.
Spurs are the favourites with the bookies, so there is value to be found in backing the Dortmund win. bet365 has the Dortmund win at 21/10, and you can redeem bet365 bonus code for even better value.
Harry Kane to score anytime
Spurs star Kane is an infamously slow starter. His first goals of the Premier League season came against Everton last weekend – no surprise for a player who rarely scores in August, but still ends up with the golden boot. Similarly, he seemed to be getting to grips with the Champions League just as Spurs’ campaign was coming to an end last time round.
The England international scored in both of the last two group games. You can get odds of 10/11 on him scoring anytime during tomorrow’s game, or improve the odds to 10/3 if you fancy him to grab the first or last goal of the game.
Under 2.5 goals
Dortmund are yet to concede a goal in the Bundesliga this season. They are currently top of the table with two win and a draw, and their mean defence has been a key factor in that. An injury sustained by former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra during last weekend’s 0-0 draw against Freiburg means the first-choice back-four of Lukasz Piszczek, Bartra, Sokratis and captain Marcel Schmelzer will be unsettled.
Summer signing Ömer Toprak, who impressed against Spurs as a Leverkusen player last season, is likely to replace him, so they should still be solid at the back. You can get odds of 23/20 on their being under 2.5 goals.