TOTTENHAM 1-1 Leicester – Vincent Janssen (1st scorer)
Wolfsburg 1-2 BAYER LEVERKUSEN – Admir Mehmedi, Tin Jedvaj
Kick-off: 19:45, 02/11/16
TV: BT Sport
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Head-to-head: (most recent first) Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Tottenham, Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Tottenham
- Tottenham have failed to win in five games across all competitions, having triumphed in five in succession prior to this
- Both teams have scored in all eight of Leverkusen’s away matches across all competitions this season
- Tottenham’s only goals across their last four fixtures have been penalties
- Under 2.5 goals @ 91/100
- Christian Eriksen to score first @ 8/1
- Leverkusen to score exactly once @ 31/20
A Look at Tottenham’s Betting Odds:
With the big north London derby with Arsenal coming just four days after this and key players Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane likely to be fit to make the bench at best, Mauricio Pochettino has a slight selection dilemma here in terms of how much rotating to do.
Tottenham’s odds to beat Bayern Leverkusen are 19/20, but avoiding defeat looks most critical to ensure they remain in a strong position to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League from Group E.
A lack of goals from open play has been a big problem for Spurs of late with Vincent Janssen a different kind of striker to Kane.
Therefore, under 2.5 looks a shrewd bet at 91/100, while Christian Eriksen has been shooting far more frequently than anyone else in a Spurs shirt in the last month. Eriksen is 8/1 to open the scoring.
A Look at Bayer Leverkusen’s Betting Odds:
Leverkusen have endured their fair share of criticism of late, winning only one of their last five matches in all competitions, which includes being dumped out of the German Cup in the second round by 10-man, third-tier side SF Lotte on penalties.
At least coach Roger Schmidt can return to the dugout having served a two-game ban for calling a fellow manager in Germany a “nutcase”.
The Tottenham v Leverkusen betting has the visitors as the 29/10 underdogs, but they are more than capable of scoring on the road. The last time they failed to score in an away game was in March.
Spurs may have only let in once across the four matches that Eric Dier has filled in for Toby Alderweireld in central defence, but the 31/20 that Leverkusen are on target exactly once at Wembley looks a reasonable betting option.