Tottenham vs Inter Milan – Repeat of San Siro match unlikely

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Rafael Benitez proved whilst at Liverpool that he is one of the top tacticians when it comes to European football and he will not want a repeat of the drama that ensued when the two teams met a fortnight ago.

Match odds

Spurs were atrocious in the first half against Inter a fortnight ago and Harry Redknapp will want to keep it tighter if Spurs are to stand a chance of winning.

That means stopping Samuel Eto’o who has scored six goals from six shots on target, and William Gallas will be tasked with stopping Eto’o as Spurs look to justify their slight 13/8 favouritism.

Inter are 7/4 to beat Spurs and have won both Champions League ties they have played in England, but they have only won one of their last six Champions League away ties and the draw may be the value at 21/10.

Total Goals

Considering the ties between Redknapp and Benitez have produced 25 goals in the last six games, it would be fair to expect more goals this time around.

But both managers will not want a repeat of the defensive frailties that occurred in the first tie and a tighter game should be expected with under 2.5 goals available at 5/6 and over 2.5 goals also available at 5/6.

Inter have only managed six goals in five away games while Spurs have 15 goals in eight home games this season, and a 2-1 win for Spurs is available at 9/1.

However, Inter arrive at White Hart Lane unbeaten in six games and at 14/1 the 2-2 draw may hold the best value.

Werder Bremen vs FC Twente

Bremen come into this game without a win in their last two games but are still 4/6 favourites to beat the Dutch champions.

Twente’s only loss in their last 11 games came against Spurs in the Champions League and they are 4/1 to win but backing over 2.5 goals is the value and that is available at 8/13.

Samuel Eto’o is 11/8 to score at any time. See the full Tottenham vs Inter betting odds here.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.