Big Game Focus: Bayern Munich v Tottenham Hotspur

 

Both Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur have already booked their places in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League. This match will, therefore, be all about pride and an entertaining match at the Allianz Arena is in store. Spurs were demolished 7-2 by the German champions in the first leg back in October and will be out for revenge tonight. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

Bayern Munich can become only the seventh team to win all six games in the Champions League group stage as they welcome Tottenham at the Allianz.  The Germans hammered the English side 7-2 in the first leg and although both teams have sealed their place in the last 16, a thrilling match should be in store. Bayern are guaranteed to finish top of Group B regardless of tonight’s result. Since humiliating Spurs in October, a lot has changed. Bayern’s Niko Kovac and Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino were dismissed and Hansi Flick and Jose Mourinho respectively took the reins.

Since Mourinho was appointed, Spurs have won four of their last five games, scoring 16 goals in the process. They will be out to avenge that painful 7-2 defeat which marked the first time they’ve conceded seven goals at home in their history.  Will they get their revenge?

Betting preview

Three of Bayern’s and four of Spurs last five matches have seen Over 3.5 Goals. Three of Bayern’s five matches in the Champions League this season have seen four goals or more. All of Spurs five games in the competition this season have seen Over 3.5 Goals. You can back Over 3.5 Goals in this match at odds of 1.80. 

Bayern have kept just four clean sheets in their last 14 matches in all competitions while the visitors have kept three clean sheets in their last ten games in all competitions. Therefore, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.50. 

Robert Lewandowski has 16 goals in 14 games in this season's Bundesliga. He has scored in every group game and is the top scorer in this season's competition with ten goals. He hit four in a 6-0 win at Crvena Zvezda in their last game. You can back Robert Lewandowski as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 1.35.

Team news

Corentin Tolisso and Jerome Boateng are expected to be fit to face Spurs after coming off injured over the weekend against Borussia Monchengladbach. Mickael Cuisance is set to miss out after sustaining an injury in training.

Spurs have a few injury concerns. Hugo Lloris, Tanguy Ndombele, Erik Lamela and Ben Davies will miss tonight’s clash while Mourinho confirmed Harry Kane will take no part in Munich.

Possible line-ups

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Martinez, Alaba, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Gnabry, Coutinho, Perisic, Lewandowski

Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Alderweireld, Sessegnon, Dier, Lo Celso, Son, Eriksen, Moura, Parrott.