Thursday 17/03/2016, 21:00, Europa League, Last 16
Tottenham vs Dortmund Preview
Tottenham looked capable of turning this season in of the best in club history, but all their achievements went down the drain in less than two weeks. The elimination from FA Cup was followed by a surprising defeat in the domestic championship at the hands of West Ham, before splitting points with Arsenal. They also lost the first leg against Dortmund and is virtual he possible for them to qualify to the next stage of Europa League.
Tottenham vs Dortmund Odds
Tottenham 3.00, Draw 3.50, Dortmund 2.25
Tottenham vs Dortmund Tips
Tottenham is not trying to pick up the pieces after witnessing in this belief how their objectives are based one by one. Elimination from the FA cup is now official and they are on the verge of exiting Europa League as well after allowing three unanswered goals in Germany. The only thing that is left for them is to avoid another humiliating defeat at the White Hart Lane and salvage their pride is not anything else.
On the domestic front, they had the advantage of facing week opponents this month, before they take on top teams in early April. With no players injured or suspended, Tottenham and use a decent starting formation against Dortmund and even chase and narrow margin victory. It won't make a difference in terms of qualification chances, but at least will allow them to leave the competition with dignity.
Dortmund on the other hand needs to be more pragmatic because a rare opportunity is at hand. Even though their chances of winning the Bundesliga are remote, they are still better than what they were one year ago, so they need to make the most of these chances. They don't have a difficult schedule, but a couple of players have picked up injuries and situation can turn from bad to worse.
Winning the first leg in such a convincing manner allows Dortmund to keep some players hope and rest those that suffer from fatigue. Punters shouldn't be surprised if their most prolific strikers will be retired at half time, even if Tottenham manages to take an early lead.
- Tottenham hasn't won a match this month and could use a victory over Dortmund the Europa League.
- The visitors are more concerned about their Bundesliga performance and don't care about the 2nd leg result.
Tottenham vs Dortmund Prediction
Tottenham is clearly out of form, but they've got quality strikers capable of scoring at White Hart Lane regardless of opponent. There are not going to reverse the result of the first leg, but at least they could save face and avoid another defeat at the hands of the German side. Expekt makes a tempting proposition by offering odds of 1.60 and it would be a mistake to turn this offer down.
Bet: Tottenham or Draw @ 1.60 with Expekt