The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final sees Tottenham stepping into unknown territory. They are making their debut in the European Cup Final and will be taking on five-time winners Liverpool. Across the course of the domestic season, Liverpool banked 2-1 wins over the Lilywhites in the Premier League. Can they keep their winning streak going or do the Londoners have some away to fight back? Read our Tottenham v Liverpool betting tips for more.
This is a big moment for the club heading into their first ever European Cup Final. Spurs had to mount a massive fightback in the semifinals against Ajax to get this shot at the trophy. A second-half hattrick from Lucas Moura in Amsterdam saw Spurs get across the line with a 3-2 success on the night, meaning that they won through on away goals. That made them just the second team in the history of the competition to have recovered from losing the first leg of a semi-final tie at home.
Tottenham are the first newcomers in the European Cup final since Chelsea made it there back in 2008. If they win this one then Spurs would become just the sixth club in Europe to have won all three of UEFA’s major club trophies. Spurs have never managed to pick up a victory in Spain before, taking a D3 L3 record from their six previous visits there. They are D2 L1 from previous visits to Madrid (against Real Madrid) specifically.
Before their semi-final battle with Ajax, Spurs had taken an away-goal win against Man City in the quarterfinals. In the round of sixteen, they had tore apart Borussia Dortmund. Spurs hold a W6 D2 L4 record overall in this season’s Champions League. From their four previous games against fellow English sides in the competition, Spurs are D1 L3. The form of Spurs did fall away at the end of the season.
They have posted just the two wins in their last eight fixtures in all competitions (D1 L5) earning just one clean sheet in that sequence. They have one win in their last five played (D1 L3). All season across all competitions, Spurs have only drawn five games (of 57 played) during the campaign. Tottenham are well down in the head to head against Liverpool, winning 48 and losing 79 of their previous 170 meetings. Spurs have taken just the one win in their last 14 games against the Reds, losing nine.
Liverpool won both EPL meetings 2-1 against Spurs this season
Liverpool have won 9 and lost 1 of their last 14 games against Tottenham
Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight meetings
Five of the last six meetings have ended up over 2.5 goals
After their great Premier League campaign, Liverpool ended up empty-handed as they narrowly missed out on the title to Man City. Will they be able to collect the Champions League trophy to put some big gloss on the campaign? They are five-time winners of the European Cup and twelve months ago they had a disaster against Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League. Liverpool are back after a dramatic semi-final win over Barcelona.
Liverpool had lost the first leg 3-0 at the Camp Nou but turned the tie on its head back at Anfield. This will be the club’s ninth appearance in the final of the European Cup and it is the third time they have made a UEFA final in consecutive seasons. There are only two teams in history who have suffered successive European Cup Final defeats (Juventus and Valencia). Liverpool’s overall record in UEFA finals is W11 L9.
The Reds are W1 D1 L2 from their four previous trips to Madrid. The two defeats in that sequence were in their last two visits there (against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid). Barcelona have suffered a loss in four of their last five visits to Spain. Their overall record from matches played in Spain is W7 D5 L6. In their last five games in Europe against English opponents, Liverpool are W3 D2.
Liverpool have suffered a defeat in six of their last 14 games in European competitions, with each of those six defeats coming outside of England. Against fellow English opposition in UEFA competition, Liverpool hold a W7 D8 L5 record. They are carrying some brilliant current form at the moment having won 13 of their last 14 games (L1). They have also picked up a clean sheet in four of their last six played. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in 13 of their last 14 games across all competitions as well.
The Reds should have the upper hand in this one. They have gotten the better of Spurs twice already this season and the Lilywhites carried little form with them at the end of the season. Liverpool should be spurred on after their misery of twelve months ago. Liverpool to win.
27th May 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Spurs have gone off the rails and with their extra midweek efforts in the Champions League then there has to be a decent chance for Everton in this one. Tottenham, regardless of what happens this weekend should take a top-four finish. A point would guarantee that. Everton won’t be able to reach the top four, not even with a win. Read our Tottenham v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
Spurs can take it somewhat easy on the final day of the season. The way that things have worked out is that they have realistically booked a top-four finish. The only way that’s not going to happen if they lose this, Arsenal win their game and the Gunners somehow manage to overturn a massive goal difference of 8 between the two teams. So it’s not likely to happen, which is good news for Spurs because they are out of form. They have lost back to back Premier League games, both 1-0 defeat against West Ham and Bournemouth. They had a bad day at the office last weekend, having had two men sent off against the Cherries.
But then in midweek, they mounted a stunning comeback to beat Ajax and reach the Champions League final. So they have that to look forward to. The home league form of Spurs is W12 D1 L5 this season. While Spurs have lost five of their last eight Premier League games, four of those were away from home. They were on a three-match winning streak (all to nil) in their new stadium in top-flight games, before the reverse against West Ham last time out there. Spurs have taken a clean sheet in 39% of home games this season and seven of their 12 wins on home soil have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Lilywhites have scored 62% of their home goals after the half time break.
Tottenham thumped Everton 6-2 just before Christmas
Spurs are on a three-match winning streak against the Toffees
Everton have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four against Spurs
Spurs are unbeaten at home in ten against Everton in all competitions
Everton have really been enjoying themselves since the end of February. That is when things started to come together for them. The Toffees have lost just two of their last ten league games, but both of those were away defeats (at Newcastle and Fulham). The big notable change about Everton has been their defences organization though. They have taken a clean sheet in eight of their last ten games now, which is highly impressive. Away from home, this season Everton have only won the five games (W4 L9) so that is an area in which they have to work to improve for next season. They managed to post a W2 D1 L2 record in their last five games out one-hour and.
Away from Goodison Park this season, six of their nine defeats on the road have been by a margin of just the one goal. They have taken three clean sheets in their last five away games and each of their last three away games have gone under 2.5 goals. Everton have been level at the halftime break in 11 of their 18 away games this season and 78% of their road goals conceded have been in the second period of fixtures. Everton have opened the scoring in just eight away games. In the last eight rounds of Premier League action, only two teams (Liverpool and Man City) have earned more points than Everton.
Tottenham have ran out of some steam and the extra midweek game won’t have helped. Everton can relax and they have put together some decent enough form. There is enough in the current form of the Toffees to suggest that they can avoid defeat. Draw.
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham will be trying to claw their way back into this European cup semi-final as they head to Amsterdam on Wednesday. The Premier League side are trailing 1-0 with a difficult second leg to come. After having proven themselves once again away from home, can Ajax finish the job back on home soil? Read our Ajax v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 5th, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.)
Ajax are in pole position. Donny van der Beek’s first-half goal gave them the win in the first leg of this semi-final tie. So that is a fantastic advantage to be taking back to home soil with them, having already earned a clean sheet and picked up an away goal. This is just the second ever tie between Ajax and Spurs, the first one happening in the 1981/82 European cup winners cup first round. Spurs won that one 6-1 on aggregate.
Ajax do have a good record in the semi-final stage of the European Cup, having won six of their previous eight such ties. They have however lost their last two home games at this stage of the competition. From their previous home games against English opposition from London specifically, Ajax have won just one of four (D1 L2). Their overall record in two-legged ties against English opposition is W3 L4. They have lost each of their last four.
So far Ajax have won all three of their away games in this season’s knockout phase of the competition, but they are D1 L1 at home. Those home results have not hindered their progress well as they have moved past Real Madrid and Juventus in the previous two rounds. Going back to their home form in the knockout stage of the Champions League, Ajax have actually not won any of their last seven D4 L3. Ajax have won 25 of the 27 UEFA competition ties in which they won the away first leg.
The end of the season has been pretty tough on Spurs. They have lost three of their last four Premier League games and now face a deficit in this European Cup semi-final. The positive for Spurs, of course, is that it is only the one goal that they need pull themselves back level in this tie, but to win this tie outright in 90 min they now have to go and score at least two goals. Spurs have scored one goal in their last five games in all competitions. Back in the group stage they faced PSV Eindhoven and Spurs played out a 2-2 away draw, with a 2-1 home victory over the Dutch club.
Spurs were on a six-match undefeated streak of form against Dutch opposition (winning four) before their loss against Ajax in the first leg of this tie. They are currently undefeated in their last four trips to the Netherlands, winning two of those. Spurs have drawn their last two fixtures over there. Spurs’ record away to Dutch clubs is W5 D2 L2 and the record that they have produced in away matches in the knockout rounds of the Champions League is W2 D1 L2.
Spurs have won only one of their five away games in this season’s Champions League. In fact, the Lilywhites have only claimed just five wins in their last 20 European away games (D7 L8) so by no stretch of the imagination is it a good record that they have. Tottenham have lost all three UEFA competition ties in which they were beaten in the home first leg, most recently against Benfica in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League round of 16 (1-3 home, 2-2 away). They have some work to do and they are now fighting pressure and a slump in form.
Spurs look to have lost their way at the end of the season especially with their performances on the domestic front in the Premier League. However they have all but secured a top-four finish for the season, so they may be able to relax ahead of this tie. But still, Ajax look very comfortable side and a team full of running and energy as well. The more Spurs press the pace of the home side could come into play. Home win.
6th May 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
The Cherries have nothing at stake in this, their final home game of the season. Will they be able to sign off in style against a top-four team? Spurs have their Champions League semi-final second leg to worry about next week. But they aren’t over the finish line yet in terms of trying to secure a top-four finish. Read our Bournemouth v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
The Cherries were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw in a south coast duel against Southampton last weekend. It has left Bournemouth with only the one win in their last six league games now, that being a 5-0 away win at Brighton. Their home form has taken a dive lately with them having lost three of their last four at the Vitality (D1). They had been pretty strong on home soil until really February this year came along. They have been far from a reliable side in defence.
Their overall home record is W7 D5 L6 and the Cherries have averaged 1.6 goals per home game. 61% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals, Bournemouth having taken ac elan sheet in 28% of home games. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five on home soil though. Even though they have had their difficulties this season, particularly with away form, they are four points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign. Bournemouth have opened the scoring in ten of their home fixtures.
The Cherries were hammered 5-0 at Spurs earlier this season
Tottenham have won their last four against Bournemouth
Bournemouth are winless in seven previous EPL games against Spurs (D1 L6)
Spurs have scored at least three goals in six of their eight previous games against the Cherries
Tottenham have had a pretty tough time of things with just three wins in their last ten league outings. To be fair those three wins have been in their last five league games. However, they were all at home. Spurs are on a five-match losing streak on their top-flight travels at the moment. Their midweek loss at home against Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League semi-finals makes this even more difficult. They will be highly focused on next week’s return leg in Amsterdam. So they have to balance that with this game as they still have work to do to try and reach the top four in the EPL.
Spurs start the weekend in third place but can be caught still but the three teams immediately behind them. So there is still some pressure on. A point in this one would guarantee Spurs a top-four finish. Under the circumstances, they can be forgiven for just playing for that. Tottenham are W11 D0 L7 on the road this season, and it’s just heir recent road form which has hit rock bottom. Spurs have averaged 1.8 goals per away game this season but have scored just the three goals in their last five road fixtures. They failed to score in two of those five away games. Spurs have scored the opening goal in ten away games this season but have conceded 73% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures.
There has to be a decent chance for Bournemouth to avoid defeat in this one. Spurs look as if they have run out of steam a bit and with their attention still on that Champions League semi-final, they may not get the win. At the end of the day, all they need is a point. Bournemouth – Draw Double Chance.
2nd May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs take their first step into the UEFA Champions League semi-final after their epic victory over Manchester City in the last round. The Lilywhites are favourites to win this time, however, they will be facing an Ajax side who have produced two huge upsets in the tournament already. Can Spurs handle themselves against the enterprising young Dutch side? Read our Tottenham v Ajax betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 28th, 2019 at 7:12 p.m.)
What a night that Tottenham had at the Etihad in the second leg of their quarter-final tie against Manchester City. It could not have been any more dramatic. Spurs lost the game on the night, but a telling goal from Fernando Llorente gave the London side the win on away goals. So now it is on to Ajax next. This is just the second European Cup semi-final for Spurs in their history, their previous one ending in a 3-4 reverse against Benfica in 1961/62.
Spurs are the only side left in this season’s tournament not to have ever made a European Cup/Champions League final. The Lilywhites have been up against Dutch opposition already this season as they faced PSV Eindhoven in the group stage. Spurs played out a 2-2 draw on the road and won 2-1 at home. Harry Kane got three of those four goals, but they are having to manage without him at the moment.
It is a six-match undefeated streak of form that Spurs are on against Dutch sides at the moment. They have posted a W4 D3 L1 record in their eight previous home games against Eredivisie teams. In two-legged contests against Dutch sides, Tottenham have a W3 L3 record. In this season’s round of sixteen, Tottenham’s home win over of Borussia Dortmund was their first ever victory in the knockout phase of the Champions League. They followed that up with a home win over Man City in the quarterfinals.
That is a four-match home winning streak in Europe that they are one. Spurs have won eight of their last ten Champions League home games, losing the other two. Tottenham lost their first game in their new stadium on the weekend as they suffered a 1-0 loss against West Ham in the Premier League. That is just five wins in their last 13 matches (lost seven) for Spurs across all competitions now.
Their previous meeting was in the 1981/82 European Cup Winner Cup
Spurs won that previous tie 6-1 on aggregate
Ajax conceded three goals in both legs of that previous tie
For having come through the qualifying round, this has been some campaign from Ajax. They have dumped out holders Real Madrid and Juventus so far and both of those successes happened with second leg away wins. That’s how much of a threat that are on away from home. In the group stage of this season’s Champions League, they were up against Bayern Munich and took four points off the Germans too.
Ajax have a W6 L2 record from previous European Cup semi-finals and one of those two losses was against an English side. That was in 1980 against Nottingham Forest. The away record of Ajax in the European Cup semi-finals is W2 D2 L4. This is their first encounter against an English side in Europe since they met Manchester United in the 2016/17 Europa League Final, the Dutch side losing 2-0 in the game. Ajax were unbeaten in three against English opposition prior to that.
Ajax have only ever claimed two away wins in England (W2 D5 L4) so that’s not a great record for them. Their last victory in England was in the 2011/12 Europa League against Man Utd. In London specifically, Ajax are W1 D2 L1. The record of the Dutch club against English sides in two-legged ties is W3 L4 and they have lost the last four on the bounce.
Before their massive 4-1 win at Real Madrid in the round of sixteen, Ajax had been without a win in seven UEFA Champions League knockout fixtures. They were on a three-match losing streak away in knockout fixtures before the success at the Bernabeu. Their overall form is impressive in Europe though as the Amsterdammers have lost only one of their 16 European matches in 2018/19 (W9 D6). They are the first side ever to reach the final four of the Champions League having gone through three rounds of qualifying.
This is a tough game to call. Spurs looked really tired and jaded on the weekend in the Champions League. Ajax meanwhile have looked thoroughly enterprising and full of confidence in this season’s Champions League and will be fearless. A draw in the match outright will have some appeal in the game.
29th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Following their loss at Man City last weekend, Spurs got a break in their push for a top-four finish as none of the other teams in the hunt could take advantage with a win of their own. After Spurs collected a midweek win over Brighton, they are back in the driving seat to make third place their own at the end of the term. Read our Tottenham v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 25th, 2019 at 7:36 p.m.)
Spurs have won three of their last four league games now, the one exception being their 1-0 defeat at Man City last weekend. They are on a good run of three wins at home and they have taken a victory in six of their last seven on home soil. The overall home record of Spurs this season is W12 D1 L4 and all four of those home defeats happened against studies currently in the top seven. West Ham are down in the bottom half of the table. Spurs have scored at least two goals in five of their last seven home wins. In total, they average 1.88 goals per home game this season.
Spurs have earned a clean sheet too in 41% of their home games and they have not conceded in any of their last three at home. So that’s three league games in their new stadium, three wins and no goals conceded. Spurs have been leading at the halftime break in eight of their home fixtures this season in the top flight and they have scored in each of their last seven home games. They got a late winner at home against Brighton midweek and that’s 62% of their home goals scored in the second period of games now. Spurs have also conceded 62% of home goals after the halftime break.
Spurs were 1-0 winners in the league at West Ham in October
Later that month Spurs also beat them in the League Cup.
Spurs are undefeated in their last three EPL games against the Irons
West Ham took a point in 1-1 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture
The Hammers have been on a bit of a slump recently. They have managed to pick up just the one point from their last four league games. That came in a 2-2 home draw with Leicester on the weekend. So their chance of a top seven finish has passed them by and their away form won’t instil a lot of confidence for punters. The Hammers are on a four-match losing streak away from home in the top flight and they have earned only the one point from their last eight out on the road. That’s a horrible return.
It gets worse. In that eight-match away sequence, West Ham have scored just the two goals. In total, they have managed 15 away goals only this season and their overall road record stands at W4 D3 L10 this term. West Ham have lost all six away games played against the other sides currently in the top seven this season. In total West Ham have managed a clean sheet in just 12% of away games and they haven’t taken one in any of their last nine on the road. In their last six league games, home and away, West Ham have conceded at least two goals in each.
West Ham’s away form is just terrible at the moment. Spurs meanwhile are enjoying themselves in their new stadium and can go out and get themselves a win to nil on the board. That will edge them closer to that top three finish.
25th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham can strengthen their third place in the league on Tuesday night as they play host to Brighton. They need a response in the wonderfully tight and exciting race for a top-four finish. Brighton grabbed a point on the weekend, leaving them three points clear of the drop zone. Read our Tottenham v Brighton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 22nd, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.)
Tottenham suffered a 1-0 loss at Manchester City on the weekend in the Premier League. That snapped a run of back-to-back league victories. What it also did do was continue their very poor away form in the top flight, Spurs having lost their last five out on the road. But their home form does remain intact as they are currently undefeated in their last six home games, winning five of those. The last two wins on home soil have both been with a clean sheet as well. The overall home record of Tottenham this season is W11 D0 L7 so it has been a strong output. Three of the four home defeats which they have suffered have been against others currently with them in the top six.
Spurs have averaged just under two goals per home game this season and with them having earned a clean sheet in 38% of all home games, their average goals against per home game is at 0.80. Tottenham have been leading at the halftime break in exactly half of their home games this season. They are currently on a six-match scoring streak on home soil in the top flight as well. Spurs have returned 61% of their home goals this season in the second half of games, but they have still opened the scoring in 11 of their 16 home fixtures. They are the fourth highest scorers in this season’s top-flight. They need to power their way to the end of the season to claim a top-four finish.
Spurs earned a 2-1 win at Brighton earlier this season
The Lilywhites are W2 D1 from their three previous EPL meetings with Brighton
Spurs won this corresponding fixture 2-0 last season
Brighton’s overall record against Spurs is W3 D4 L10
Brighton picked up a point at Wolves on the weekend. That could prove to be a precious point for them as they have a really difficult run in to the end of the season. Brighton were on a four-match Premier League losing streak before that point on the weekend. Along with this trip to Tottenham, Brighton still have to face Arsenal and Manchester City before the end of the season. Brighton have won only three games away from home this season in the top flight, losing 11. Their record against the stronger sides away from home has been poor. They have lost all seven away games against teams currently in the top nine.
Brighton are averaging under a goal per away game this season while defensively they have conceded at 1.76 per road game. There has been a clean sheet for them in just 12% of their away games this season. Six of their 11 away losses this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. Brighton have failed to score in their last two road fixtures, and in their last five home and away combined. Just five times this season have Brighton opened the scoring in an away game and only Cardiff and Huddersfield have scored fewer league goals than what the Eagles have produced.
There should be a comfortable home win for Tottenham in this one as Brighton are struggling badly for any kind of output. Tottenham to win to nil looks very solid proposition for this Tuesday night fixture.
22nd April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City get another home fixture against Spurs after their midweek clash in the Champions League. Manchester City have to keep their foot on the gas in the top flight to keep up the pressure on Liverpool. Spurs though need the points to help them try and secure a top-four finish. Get set for another top clash. Read our Manchester City v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Man City 3/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Citizens are on a huge nine-match winning streak at the moment in the Premier League. At such a crucial stage of the season, they can’t let that momentum slip at all. If this is a repeat of the thrills in midweek between the two at the Etihad in the Champions League then it’s going to be fireworks. The Citizens are on a seven-match winning streak at home in the league at the moment, continuing their sequence of having scored in all home fixtures played so far in the top flight.
The overall home form of Man City this season is W16 D0 L1. They have averaged 3.2 goals per home fixture this season and 82% of their home games have made it over 2.56 goals. 59% of them have gone above 3.5 goals. In total Manchester City have taken a clean sheet in 41% of their home games and they have conceded just the two goals in their last six there. Of their home successes, this season thirteen of the sixteen have been by a margin of at least two goals. City have been leading at halftime in 12 of their 17 home fixtures. The Citizens have also scored the opening goal in every single home game this season.
City took a 1-0 league win out at Tottenham earlier this season
City are on a three-match league winning streak against the Lilywhites
Tottenham are winless in four league games against City
Tottenham have won just one of their last eight trips to City in the league (D1 L6)
Spurs showed in their Champions League meeting with City that they can handle the Citizens. Spurs have won their last two league games, but are on a big four-match winless streak of form on their travels in the top flight. That has left their away record at W11 D0 L6 this season in the league. Can they rediscover their winning away form? Spurs have averaged almost two goals per away game this season in the EPL so haven’t been short of goals. 71% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Tottenham have earned a clean sheet in 35% of their away game this season, but don’t have one in any of their last five on their travels. They will hope to be a lot tighter than they were at the Etihad in midweek in the Champions League. Four of the six away defeats that they have suffered away from home this season have been by a one-goal margin. Spurs have not drawn an away game this season. They have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four. Tottenham have conceded 71% of their away goals in the second half of matches.
Manchester City have to go for broke really in this one. When they are on their game, even the stronger sides in the league struggle to keep a tab on them. Manchester City have a lot to prove in this one, back them to get over the finish line with three points.
18th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is Spurs then who hold the advantage in this tie after a 1-0 success on home soil against Manchester city. Is that a big enough of a lead for Tottenham as they make the trip north to the Etihad for this second leg? Manchester City really have to raise their standards from what they were in the first leg. Read our Manchester City v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Manchester City 2/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)
Manchester City need to mount a comeback after losing 1-0 in London. City missed the chance to open the scoring in that game as well, Sergio Aguero missing from the penalty spot. This is Manchester city’s third last-eight tie in the last four seasons and last season they were dumped out at this same stage by Liverpool. So that is five games in Europe against fellow English sides that Manchester City have played and they have lost all of them. In those five games, Manchester City have scored just the one goal. City’s home record in all competitions this season is W23 L2 – winning each of the last 11
City have scored a big 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and a 70 win over Schalke so far at home this season in the Champions League. They have totalled up sixteen goals in their four home fixtures so far in this campaign. The Citizens have won seven of their last 14 European games, losing six of those. At the start of the group stage campaign, they did lose at home to Lyon but won six of their next seven games before losing at Spurs. City have won only two of the seven UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away first leg. City are the top scorers in this season’s UEFA Champions League with 26 goals.
Things are even in the head to head between City and Spurs, both having taken 61 wins with 35 draws. In English domestic knockout football, Spurs have won nine of the teams’ 14 ties – including five of the last six. This is their fourth all-English European tie, their first in 46 years though. Their record from those previous ties are W1 L2. Spurs hold an away record of W2 D1 L1 in the knockout rounds of the Champions League away from home. They only picked up the two points on their travels in the group stage though.
In the last round, they secured a fantastic win at Borussia Dortmund to progress to the quarterfinals. Spurs have only won five of their last 19 European away games though (D7 L7). Tottenham have won 17 of the 19 ties in UEFA competition in which they won the home first leg. They will be without their talisman Harry Kane though who picked up an injury in the first leg and is likely to out for the rest of the season. This is just the second time in the quarterfinals for Spurs in the Champions League, their previous one being eight years ago. Spurs have won just four of their last nine matches in all competitions, each of the defeats in that sequence happening away from home.
Of course, there is going to be a response to Manchester City on home soil in this tie. They must have learnt lessons from last season’s failure against Liverpool and can step on the gas and edge their way to the match win in this second leg. Manchester City to win.
15th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
After a busy midweek of Champions League action, this could be just the game that Spurs need now back in the Premier League. They have a tough fight for a top-four finish on their hands now. Huddersfield have already been relegated and lost again last weekend. Read our Tottenham v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
Spurs have been struggling for league form recently. They had taken just one point in five games before landing a 2-0 success against Crystal Palace in their last fixture. That win over Palace was the first ever game at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The slump in form that Spurs have been going through, has pretty much been in away games. They are undefeated in their last five on home soil at the moment in the Premier League, winning four of those. In midweek they took a 1-0 Champions League first-leg win over Man City at home but may have lost Harry Kane for the rest of the season.
Tottenham have averaged 1.8 goals per home game this season, taking a clean sheet in a third of home fixtures. Of the ten home wins that Spurs have taken, six of them have been by a margin of a least two goals. Spurs have been leading at half time in 7 of 15 home fixtures. The Lilywhites are on a five-match scoring streak at home at the moment. Of the home goals scored by Spurs, 63% of them have been in the second half of fixtures. The Lilywhites have opened the scoring in 10 of their 15 home games this season. Home and away they have one clean sheet in seven.
Spurs were 2-0 winners at Huddersfield earlier this season
Spurs are on a four-match winning streak against the Terriers in all competitions
The Terriers have failed to score in their three previous EPL games against Spurs
Spurs won this corresponding fixture last season 2-0
Huddersfield failed at home last weekend, suffering a 1-4 reverse against Leicester. That was their fifth straight league defeat. They have already been relegated. Away from home this season they have only picked up a W1 D3 L12 record and they are currently on a five-match losing streak on their travels. They have lost nine of their last ten on the road. Across their away campaign, Huddersfield have scored just the eleven goals.
They have shipped at an average of 2.2 goals per away game, taking just the two clean sheets all season. Less than half of their away games have gone under 2.5 goals and the Terriers have failed to score in six of their last seven road fixtures in the EPL. They are the lowest scoring side this season in the Premier League.
That was an exhausting game Spurs had against Man City in midweek. This should be much easier for them at the end of the day. The fight has pretty much gone from Huddersfield at this point. Spurs to win to nil.
10th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting