Dortmund vs Tottenham Stats and Predictions

by Mark

I wonder how many of us are glad that the international break is finally over. I sure am and I can’t stress how great it is to be able to watch Spurs squad go head to head against Dortmund in the Champions League tomorrow.

I wonder how many of us are glad that the international break is finally over. I sure am and I can’t stress how great it is to be able to watch Spurs squad go head to head against Dortmund in the Champions League tomorrow. Spurs have been in excellent form during the current UCL season, and I duly expect them to challenge for a win at the good old Signal Iduna Park. If you need to refresh your mind – Spurs beat Dortmund 3-1 at home back in September.

 Look, overall it’s a decent season for us Spurs fans. We’re currently 4th in the Premier League table and the Spurs’ season stats show that we’re winning an average of 1.92 points per game – it’s not as great as last season’s 2.26 points per game but our UCL form more than makes up for it. For the first time in many seasons we’re finally challenging for the Knock-out stages of the Champions League, and seeing Spurs win against the other prominent white shirt – Real Madrid, really inspired confidence in a way that we haven’t felt before. I myself had doubts about Pochettino’s UCL record but clearly history hasn’t predicted the future in this case. We currently sit at the top of the Group H table ahead of Real Madrid.

 So what are we looking at going into this game? Well Dortmund’s last 2 UCL matches at home had poor outcomes – a 1-3 loss against Real Madrid and a frustrating 1-1 draw against APOEL. In fact Dortmund hasn’t registered a single win in the current UCL season with 2 draws and 2 losses. Plus they’re in a terrible domestic run of form as well with recent losses against Hannover, Stuttgart, and Bayern. Contrast to that – Spurs have 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 UCL matches. And I think Pochettino will be glad that he’s going into this match with at the top of the Group H table because he can rotate the squad and still feel like there is breathing room. Pochettino has said after the Arsenal loss that Kane and Dele Alli are doing fine fitness-wise. So perhaps we can expect the pair to start, and if not, it will be a good opportunity for Llorrente to gain some big game minutes as we need reliable striker that can score when Kane isn’t around to do so.

We couldn’t ask for much better from our attackers. Dortmund’s story is very different. Their attack is waning at 1 goal per game. So a clean sheet for Spurs is quite realistic even without Alderwield in the squad. For people who sometimes place a bet or two, this upcoming game might be the perfect amount of risk and profit according to these stats. However, using a website such as topfootballtipster.com for betting guides and tips would be wise in any situation.

Further, looking at the goal scoring stats from FootyStats tells us that Spurs scores an average of 2.5 goals per game in the UCL this season. We couldn’t ask for much better from our attackers. Dortmund’s story is very different. Their attack is waning at 1 goal per game. So a clean sheet for Spurs is quite realistic even without Alderwield in the squad. Mind you Spurs have defended really well in the UCL so far – they concede an average of 0.75 goals per game and that’s one of the best performances in the cup.

Predictions? I’m hopeful for a 1-2 win at this away fixture or less likely a 2-2 draw. The fact of the matter is that Dortmund is in a disarray, but they’re also in desperate place right now and are willing to put up a good fight. Aubameyang could be returning and that supports my prediction that there’s a chance for Dortmund to score some goals with Alderwield being away.

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Mark

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