Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 13, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Tottenham +135/ Draw +260/ Dortmund +210, Over/Under:
Tottenham will host Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium for the first leg of this round of 16 tie in the UEFA Champions League.
Tottenham had a solid win over the weekend as they beat Leicester City at home. During the win, Tottenham’s midfield performed extremely well as they helped the team control 54% of the ball while completing 499 passes with a pass accuracy rate of 84%. Son and Eriksen were both very impressive as both attacking players found the back of the net. Tottenham have been in good form as the team has won its past 4 Premier League games. As it currently stands, Tottenham are comfortably in 3rd place in the Premier League and it seems like the team will put all their focus on the Champions League.
On the other side of the field, Borussia Dortmund are top of their domestic league although the team has struggled in recent weeks. Dortmund have failed to win their last 3 games. In their last outing, Borussia Dortmund only managed a draw as their game finished 3-3 against Hoffenheim at home. The defence has been the biggest issue for Borussia Dortmund as the team has only kept one clean sheet in 2019. Playing away at Tottenham will be a tough task, especially since Spurs have an attack that can exploit defensive lackings very easily.
Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham played twice last season in the Champions League. On both occasions, Tottenham won.
Borussia Dortmund have a very strong team but I see them losing this match. Tottenham have an equally strong squad and have the added advantage of playing at home. Furthermore, Dortmund's defence looks too weak to challenge Tottenham away from home. With all that in mind, I am picking Tottenham to win the opening leg of this Champions League tie.