Tottenham won their two previous encounters with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, it came in last season’s group stages (3-1 at Wembley, 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park).
Danny Rose is just the latest first team starter to be sidelined, he joins Jane, Dier and Davies. This is a negative, however Spurs’ siege mentality sees them 3rd in Premier League, just 5 points off the leaders, Manchester City.
Eight of Tottenham’s nine goals in the Champions League this season have come in the second-half (89%).
Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are facing each other for the third time in the last four seasons in European competition. Their head-to-head record is balanced, with two wins each.
All 19 goals scored in the Champions League this season by Tottenham (9) and Borussia Dortmund (10) have come from open play. Which is another plus, as Spurs’ set pieces generally suck.
The bookies agree, with the Lilywhites edging it in the betting 23/20, the away win is 5/2 and you get 12/5 on the draw.