Dominant first leg showings from Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund saw both outfits claim the upper hand in their respective Europa League last 16 ties.
The Reds overhauled arch rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield not long after BvB routed a weakened Tottenham Hotspur XI 3-0 in Germany.
Those ties will reach their conclusion this evening, but the duo in the driving seat will inflict more misery on their opponents before reaching the quarter final stage.
Liverpool to keep a clean sheet v Man Utd @ 23/10
Much has been made of United’s toothless attack, but their Merseyside adversaries have been establishing themselves as efficient bagel distributors in this competition.
An Henri Saivet strike for Bordeaux is the only one they’ve surrendered in six Europa League games, while they’ve only leaked once on the road all season when answering the continental call of duty.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have allowed their opponents to score in just two of their previous seven across all competitions, while United have notched twice in four.
Dortmund (-2) to beat Spurs @ 13/2
Die Schwarzgelben destroyed a semi-strong Lilywhites side a week ago and with the tie all but over, it’s unlikely Mauricio Pochettino will jeopardise the health of his key men by competing in what is essentially a dead rubber.
With a defence one player short of full strength seeping three at the Westfalenstadion, a rearguard populated with rookies will be savaged at White Hart Lane.
Thomas Tuchel, whose recent team selections in this competition suggest he isn’t fan of squad rotation, has seen his troops keep four clean sheets in their last five on the road, winning as many matches over this period.