After a long break caused by international games, fans from all over the world are eagerly expecting the restart of the UEFA Champions League.
After two games played in each group, we are at the point where teams cannot take the competition lightly. They now face a double against a fellow group member, which will decide their final standing in the group.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Tottenham – 18/10/2016
In group E, the double we find most interesting starts on German territory, where Bayer Leverkusen host English high-flying club Tottenham.
They go into this game without two of their stars, Bender and Bellarabi, and after a rather embarrassing defeat against Werden Bremen in the Bundesliga.
Their form so far has been the definition of inconsistent, alternating games like a 2-0 win over Dortmund with losses against Frankfurt or Bremen.
If they want to qualify from this group, they need a good result at home – anything else than a win would complicate their situation very much.
Meanwhile, Tottenham is in very, very fine form. From their defeat against Monaco on Day 1, the team beat CSKA in the CL, while also winning almost all their games in the domestic league, including a 2-0 victory over Guardiola’s Man City.
They do have some squad problems of their own since they can’t rely on Alderweireld or Harry Kane, but these issues seem far less important than those of Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Tottenam Betting Tips
Given this information and comparing the current form of the two teams, we’re going to favor Tottenham – although slightly. The good news for the Germans is that the Spurs would be perfectly content with a draw, although a defeat would impact their chances heavily as well.
X2 is our favorite bet here, even Tottenham +1,5 if you’re looking for something extremely safe. We’d say an over 1,5 goal bet is another good idea, but no more than this- since the Spurs are known to defend very well, especially away from home.
Tottenham or Draw: 1.68 or 20/29 with ComeOn
Tottenham win & Under 3.5: 3.60 or 13/5 with ComeOn