With Tottenham handed one of the tougher assignments to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, they will be ecstatic to be leading Group A with just two games remaining.
Harry Redknapp’s team were placed with last season’s Champions League winners Inter Milan, reigning Dutch champions FC Twente and dangerous French outfit Werder Bremen.
However, with four games gone they lead the standings, albeit on goal difference, on seven points and are now in a strong position to reach the last-16 stage.
Those wanting to have a bet on Tottenham can still back them at 1/1 to win Group A and this result can be sealed if they can secure victories at home to Bremen and then away in Holland.
Tottenham’s home form in the competition has been perfect to date and this is the chief reason why they find themselves in their current position.
The goals have been flowing at White Hart Lane as four goals were put past Young Boys in the final play-off round, another four saw off Twente and then they claimed a 3-1 victory over Inter.
Tottenham have also had no trouble finding the target on their travels as they struck three times with ten men at the San Siro and also began their Group A challenge with a 2-2 draw in Bremen.
Lowering the number in the goals conceded column is the chief problem they need to sort as keeping clean sheets have proved difficult in all competitions.
Redknapp has watched his side shut out the opposition on just two occasions in 20 games this season and the fact they are missing some of their key defenders for lengthy periods will not help in this department.
But if they can tighten things up at the back, then there is a reason to suggest that Tottenham’s betting odds of 20/1 to win the Champions League could be overpriced.
Inter are the 8/11 favourites to win Group A in the Champions League. See the full Group A winners football betting odds market.