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Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona - Champions League Group Stage


Published on: 03/10/2018

Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona - Champions League Group Stage

October 3, 2017 20:00pm - Wembley Stadium

Champions League Group Stage

Tottenham reached the knockout stage of the Champions League last season after topping a group featuring APOEL, Borussia Dortmund and eventual winners Real Madrid. They finally fell to Juventus after throwing away a two-goal lead in Turin before losing at Wembley.

In this season`s opener, they took the lead away to Inter before once again succumbing to a comeback from an Italian side which left them empty-handed. They now face a tough home challenge against one of the tournament favourites, Barcelona.

In the Premier league, Spurs had a mixed start, winning their first three before losing to Watford and Liverpool. A pair of wins away from home against Brighton and Huddersfield since has lifted them into fourth place, four points behind the leaders.

Opponents Barcelona have looked vulnerable lately, drawing two and losing one of their last three La Liga games. The low point was 2-1 defeat away to lowly Leganes. However, they kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 demolition of Dutch side PSV.

Despite their pedigree in the competition, the Champions League hasn`t been a happy hunting ground for Barcelona in recent years, especially away from home. And they have had to watch on as rivals Real Madrid have dominated the tournament. They will be hoping to go beyond the quarter-finals for the first time since 2015.

Recent form (all competitions)

Tottenham Hotspur: WWWLL

Barcelona: DLDWW

Betting odds and tips

Barcelona have won just one of their last seven Champions League away matches - drawing three, losing three and scoring just twice. This will give hope to Spurs who have won four of their last five at home in the competition, scoring 13 goals in the process. One of those wins was a 3-1 win over last year`s winners Real Madrid.

With that in mind, Spurs look good value to get something from this game with the Double Chance well priced at close to Evens.

You can back the Tottenham/ Draw Double Chance to win at 9/10.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 03/10/2018

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (03/10/2018 09:39:44) but are subject to change.