101 Great Goals’ prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham
Whilst both sides lost on the weekend, it is Borussia Dortmund that appear to be in a much worse place.
With the pressure on, and Champions League qualification all but out the question, Spurs should be able to take advantage.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Who will win?
Despite our prediction above, Borussia Dortmund are clear favourites to win this Champions League match.
Dortmund are 5/4 favourites. Whilst Tottenham are rated at 9/4 to bag the win.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who is expected to be recalled to the Dortmund side, is the most likely goal scorer at any time (8/11). Edging out Harry Kane at 5/6.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham predictions & match preview
The pressure continues to mount on the shoulders of Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz after his side suffered a third successive league defeat.
The Germans are facing elimination from the Champions League, with two wins and results elsewhere needing to go in their favour.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are just three points away from securing top spot, having already booked their place in the knockout stages.
Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to lighten the mood at the club, following their bitterly disappointing North London derby defeat.
Borussia Dortmund: Win or bust
Having gone seven Bundesliga games unbeaten at the start of his tenure, things have pretty quickly turned sour for Dortmund’s Dutch coach.
Bosz has now seen his side lose four of their last five games in all competitions and slip into fifth in the Bundesliga.
His side are also staring elimination from the Champions League in the face, with two wins, and fortune elsewhere, required to advance.
Borussia Dortmund fans have been totally dissatisfied by recent displays, as the pressure continues to crank up on the 53-year-old.
Failure to win against Spurs could see Bosz’s future with the German side descend into total uncertainty, emphasising the importance of a Dortmund win.
Harry Winks is crucial for Spurs
Harry Winks has been a key ingredient in Spurs’ European success so far this season, twice bossing Real Madrid’s midfield.
The Englishman is quickly becoming a key figure in Mauricio Pochttino’s side, with his presence being bitterly missed at the Emirates.
Excitement on both a Tottenham and England front has begun to grow, with the 21-year-old boasting an array of many impressive qualities.
As Spurs march on into the knockout stages of the competition, there is no doubt this academy graduate will be the catalyst for any potential success.
Borussia Dortmund team news vs Tottenham
Dortmund are expected to welcome back striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after dropping him against Stuttgart for disciplinary reasons.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a major doubt after sustaining a rib injury in Dortmund’s defeat at Stuttgart.
Christian Pulisic is a doubt after missing Friday’s game because of a muscular issue.
Lukasz Piszczek, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rode Omer Toprak, and Erik Durm are all also sidelined by injury.
Tottenham team news vs Dortmund
Given Spurs’ qualification status, Harry Kane is likely to be rested on Tuesday after looking jaded at the Emirates.
The same could well apply to Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, the latter had a harsh workload during the international break.
Tottenham will be without Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld becasue of injury.
Erik Lamela remains unavailable after not being included in Spurs’ Champions League group-stage squad.