Marseille vs, Tottenham Hotspur
September 7, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Marseille +550 / Tottenham -205 // Total: 2.5
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Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique de Marseille face off on Wednesday in a Group D UEFA Champions League matchup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Olympique de Marseille currently sits in second place in Ligue 1 having picked up 16 points so far this season. In the last game against Auxerre the offense was good, scoring two goals, but even more important was the defense that didn’t give up any goals and that led to the victory. Marseille has scored 13 goals so far this season, while their defense has given up three goals. Nuno Tavares has been the top player, scoring three goals. Cedric Bakambu and Bamba Dieng won’t be in this game, and that is a big loss for this team, especially with going on the road here. Dimitri Payet is also dealing with a calf injury and won’t be ready to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Tottenham Hotspur, and they sit in 3rd place in the Premier League having picked up 14 points. On Saturday, they faced off against Fulham and were able to secure the 2-1 victory. Harry Kane is having another big season and scored a goal on Saturday. Tottenham has scored 12 goals, while their defense has given up five goals total. Kane on the season has scored five goals. Bryan Gil and Lucas Moura are both dealing injuries, and it’s unclear if they will be able to go in this game. Son Heung-min has struggled to start the season, and it’s unclear if he will get the start here.
I expect Tottenham to find success scoring, but I still don’t trust their defense. They shouldn’t have given up a goal in the last game against Fulham, and the defense isn’t going to get any better here. Look for both teams to score at least a couple of goals, and this will be a higher-scoring game. Back the over 3.5 to cash here.