Tottenham Hotspur’s season could take another sour turn tonight, unless Jose Mourinho’s men can launch a mighty comeback away at RB Leipzig.
The German side dominated the first leg in London but could only win 1-0, with Spurs fortunate to not be 3-0 or 4-0 down.
But at 1-0 it’s still all to play for, especially if Tottenham can grab an early away goal. At 9/2 to go through, the Premier League side aren’t out of the tie, and after their sensational comeback against Ajax last season, the Spurs faithful will believe anything is possible…
It won’t be easy for Mourinho’s men, however. Leipzig are 4/9 favourites to win this one in 90 minutes and 1/8 to progress tonight by any means. Julian Nagelsmann’s side are unbeaten at home since October, a run of 11 games.
Spurs are 9/2 in the match betting, but that does require them to end a five-game winless run in all competitions.
On a more positive note, Spurs have scored in each of their last 14 Champions League away games, including in trips to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. There’s 12/5 about Tottenham grabbing over 1.5 goals tonight.
Mourinho’s hands remain somewhat tied tonight, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min still absent up front. Dele Alli is likely to lead the line in a false-nine.
Spurs have gaps further back too, with Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn out. Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela are expected to support Alli from deep, with Harry Winks and Giovani Lo Celso tasked with controlling the game in the middle.
Leipzig’s 3-4-2-1 worked wonders in the first leg, and Nagelsmann is unlikely to switch things on home turf.
That means Werner and Patrick Schick causing mischief up front, with Christopher Nkunku pulling the strings in behind.
Werner is enjoying another net-busting season with 27 goals this term, and the 24-year-old is 13/5 favourite to score the opening goal of the game, as he did in the first leg.
There’s 4/1 about Schick netting the opener, with Alli available at 8s for Spurs.
In the anytime market, Werner is the only player odds-on at 5/6. Alli is 3/1 for the visitors, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen set-piece threats to net anytime at 16/1 and 22/1 respectively.
Where: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
When: 8:00pm, Tuesday 10th March
How to watch: BT Sport 2
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication