Champions League betting – Spurs vs Werder Bremen
Spurs vs Werder Bremen betting preview, odds and tips
Spurs – Champions League Group Form: DWLW
How to top the best possibly the best weekend any Tottenham fan has had in recent history? It’s a tough ask, but if any man can then it’s Harry.
The return of Jermaine Defoe in the second half on Saturday turned the game. Even without doing much, his threat is one constantly heeded and toying with the mind of a defender. The pace he brought also changed Tottenham’s approach. The fact they’ve torn apart Inter Milan without their best striker shows the potential this side has.
That game showed the ups and downs of a classic Spurs side, and Harry Redknapp has done well to keep true to the Tottenham way whilst making them successful. And, against a flailing Bremen side, has the chance to make history again by firing his side through to the knock out stages of the Champions League.
Werder Bremen – Champions League Group Form: DLDL
Outside of Bayern Munich, it’s easy to think the German league’s best side is Werder Bremen. Many will be shocked to see this champions league side struggling so much in their own country.
Out of form Werder will have to face Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday not only without captain, and best player, Torsten Frings but also missing ex-Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre and striker Marko Arnautovic.
Seven games without a win and two goals in their last five games doesn’t suggest a team worth a punt, and it’s no surprise to see the bookies shortening Tottenham’s price. Consider the goals Tottenham have scored and their approach in this competition, then consider that Bremen’s last two away games ended 4-0 and 6-0.
Match Prediction: Tottenham WIN – 1.5 Bet Fred, Paddy Power.
The tour de force that has been Tottenham’s Champions League run this season shows no sign of stopping. Spurs sides of years gone by haven’t been able to score 3 goals away at Arsenal, let alone 3 goals when not playing anywhere near their best. Compare that to the dismal recent defensive record of the German side and there’s scope for destruction at the Lane this Wednesday.
Defoe could return for his first start since injury, and there is really little to suggest he’ll meet much resistance in this midweek tie. There is no chance Redknapp will rest any of his best players either, a win here almost guarantees qualification, instead of leaving them with a must win clash away at Twente on the last day of the group stages.
Any number of Tottenham players are in goalscoring form, so preference for Defoe, Bale and Van Der Vaart will be the deciding factor in goalscorer choices. With Defoe still not fully fit and Bale likely to be wide stretching the German side, Van der Vaart may find gaps and knockdowns, feeding off the scraps to score first.
With goals on offer, Bremen’s form suggests the one team in Europe they don’t want to play is free-scoring Spurs. Enjoy.
Over/Under: Over 2.5 Goals – 1.57 Stan James
First Goalscorer: Rafael Van Der Vaart – 5.75 Victor Chandler
Correct Score: 4-0 Tottenham Win – 23.00 Bet Fred
Tottenham Hotspurs – 1.5 Bet Fred, Paddy Power,
Draw – 4.8 William Hill
Werder Bremen – 7.00 Victor Chandler
By Chris Wilkerson
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