RB Leipzig v Spurs Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Red Bull Arena

Punter's Pick

Both sides have not been pulling up trees in front of goal in recent weeks, therefore expect a cagey affair, with Spurs in particular happy to try and keep things tight deep into the game and try to nick a goal to force extra-time or beyond. 2.5 goals and under at 11/10 looks to be a great value bet with Bet365 in that respect.

Spurs are also a handy 5/4 to pick up a draw with the benefit of a +1 goal handicap with Bet365, and in a tight game that looks to be a good shout with the German side likely to edge them out in normal play.

Spurs will look to summon up the spirit of Amsterdam, as for the second successive season they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the Champions League away from home after another below par first leg performance.

Below par Leipzig give Spurs hope

After their excellent 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, RB Leipzig took Schalke to the cleaners in a stunning 5-0 victory, keeping them in the mix for the German title. However since that remarkable 5-0 away win, they have only managed two draws – 1-1 against fellow title contenders Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and a tame 0-0 draw VfL Wolfsburg last time out.

Their last two results highlight their dependence on key striker Timo Werner, who has netted 25 goals in all competitions so far this season. But their next leading scorer, Marcel Sabitzer, has ten goals, highlighting the fact that keeping Werner quiet can go a long way to keeping Leipzig at arm’s length.

Struggling Spurs facing up to another trophyless season?

Things have gone from bad to worse for Spurs since the 1-0 defeat in the first leg, with fellow Champions League contenders Wolves and Chelsea catching them cold with respective wins, and a FA Cup exit on penalties against Norwich City adding to their woes. A 1-1 draw at Burnley on the weekend hardly inspires confidence of a second leg comeback, with Spurs now facing up to the real reality of yet another trophyless campaign.

Worse still, if they are unable to turn around their first leg deficit, or indeed get past a number of powerhouse sides still left in the competition even if they beat Leipzig, a Europa League spot may be the sum of all their efforts for this season, hardly what Jose Mourinho would have envisaged when he took the reins.

Team News

RB Leipzig skipper Willi Orban is definitely out with a knee injury, but Kevin Kampl, Ibrahima Konaté and Timo Werner should be fit to play despite all carrying knocks. Highly rated centre back Dayot Upamecano, who missed the first leg due to suspension, is available and will be keenly followed by a number of potential Premier League suitors.

Ryan Sessegnon (hip) is a doubt whilst Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Moussa Sissoko all remain long term absentees. Tanguy Ndombele was singled out by Mourinho after the Burnley game for his perceived poor performance and is likely to make way for Harry Winks and Giovani Lo Celso, who were both benched for the game at Burnley in order to keep them fresh for this encounter.

More disappointment for Spurs?

After exiting the FA Cup and seeing their domestic top four hopes go up in smoke in recent weeks, Spurs badly could do with a lift. However it is unlikely to come against a well drilled and classy Leipzig side, who simply do not lose many games, particularly at home. Without their captain Harry Kane it is difficult to see how Spurs will score one, if not two goals to get through, and with Timo Werner to worry about at the other end, it looks to be the end of the road for last year’s beaten finalists.

Punter's Pick

Both sides have not been pulling up trees in front of goal in recent weeks, therefore expect a cagey affair, with Spurs in particular happy to try and keep things tight deep into the game and try to nick a goal to force extra-time or beyond. 2.5 goals and under at 11/10 looks to be a great value bet with Bet365 in that respect.

Spurs are also a handy 5/4 to pick up a draw with the benefit of a +1 goal handicap with Bet365, and in a tight game that looks to be a good shout with the German side likely to edge them out in normal play.

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