The drama reaches a tense climax in Group D of the Champions League as Marseille host Tottenham in what is effectively a winner-takes-all clash to see who will qualify for the last 16. Kick-off is 8pm GMT from the Stade Velodrome on Tuesday evening.
The home team must earn a victory if they want to reach the next phase but the visiting side are able to settle for a draw in order to progress. Check out our preview ahead of the big kick-off here to see what the best Champions League odds are for this match.
Marseille Betting Trends
Marseille are undergoing a period of transition with head coach Igor Tudor taking charge of the team for this season after the departure of former gaffer Jorge Sampaoli in the summer. The French Ligue 1 side are experiencing an inconsistent start to Tudor’s reign. The club are in 5th position in the top flight of French football but already 11 points off the title pace. Their Champions League form has seen them win 2 and lose 3 leaving them bottom of the group but they remain just 2 points off the top spot and 1 point outside the qualification places.
The Phocaeans are without a win in their last 4 matches in all competitions so morale isn’t at its highest right now. The team also possess an awful record against English opposition having lost 7 of their last 9 fixtures against Premier League clubs. It’s interesting to see a couple of former Gunners players potentially lining up for the French side here. Do you fancy betting on Alexis Sanchez or Matteo Guendouzi to score anytime against Spurs?
Tottenham Betting Trends
Tottenham come into this game with Antonio Conte enduring a touchline ban after being sent off in their 1-1 draw with Sporting CP in their most recent Champions League outing. Spurs currently top the group so know a draw will be enough to qualify for the last 16 but a win will guarantee a seeding place in the knockout phase. It’s just 1 win from the last 4 games across all competitions for Tottenham so this is far from a done deal. The London club have also not only failed to win both of their away matches in this group so far but they’ve not even managed to score a goal in those two games.
There’s no doubting the spirit and fight of this Tottenham team after they came from 2-0 down away to Bournemouth in league action on the weekend to win 3-2. It’s a shame that it looks like Richarlison will be unavailable after his brace against Marseille earlier in the group so Rodrigo Bentancur could be an alternative leftfield pick for anytime scorer having bagged a goal in each of their last two games played.
Marseille vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Well, isn’t this what the Champions League is all about. Entering the final round of group games and any two teams could qualify from Group D. It’s not ideal for Tottenham that Conte has a touchline ban but Marseille don’t seem overly convincing right now under Tudor.
The away team should have enough about them to get the draw at least but with the home side having to push to try and get the win I can see them getting picked apart on the counter attack by Tottenham.
Tottenham to Win @ 11/8 with Paddy Power
Anytime Scorer: Rodrigo Bentancur @ 14/1 with Betfair
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