Kick-off: 2000, 01/10/19
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Tottenham blew a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Olympiacos as they continue to make hard work of things in the Champions League.
German champions Bayern Munich opened with a 3-0 home win over Red Star Belgrade, with Robert Lewandowski registering his 200th goal for the club.
We like 31/10 for a draw and both teams to score as our opening Tottenham vs Bayern Munich prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Spurs’ run to last season’s final was littered with great escapes and last-ditch turnarounds but their group stage this term looked like getting off to a winning start in Athens.
They were not particularly worthy of it, but Harry Kane’s penalty and Lucas Moura’s thunderbolt put them 2-0 ahead after 30 minutes.
Daniel Podence’s goal on the stroke of half-time let Olympiacos back into it and Mathieu Valbuena’s spot-kick after the restart gave the hosts a deserved point.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “In the first half, I wasn’t happy with our performance, from the beginning we had a plan and we didn’t respect the plan, that is what disappointed me most.
“We scored two goals, from the penalty and a good goal from Lucas, but if you only analyse the performance it wasn’t great.
“We conceded a lot of chances to Olympiacos, the way we conceded the first goal was so painful.”
Tottenham have scored two or more goals in six of their nine matches this season, while Bayern have done so in seven of their last eight encounters.
Looking at the Tottenham vs Bayern Munich odds, let’s take 21/2 for this game to finish 2-2.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern Munich stretched their unbeaten home record in the Champions League group stage to 16 games by despatching Red Star Belgrade in their Group B opener.
The hosts did not open the scoring until the 34th minute, when Ivan Perisic got to the byline and found Kingsley Coman, who headed home.
Late goals by Lewandowski (80) and Thomas Muller, who became the club’s record Champions League appearance maker with his 106th game, confirmed the points.
They dominated against Red Star, having a total of 35 attempts on goal, with 10 being on target, while their opponents failed to test keeper Manuel Neuer with their seven efforts.
Coach Niko Kovac said on UEFA.com: “We created many chances and could have scored one or two more. It’s not easy to convert every chance.
“You have to win the first game of the competition, that’s important. Yes, we could have scored more, but we should be happy with three in the end.”
Since losing 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup, Bayern have started the Bundesliga season with four wins and two draws.
Looking ahead to this contest, Kovac commented: “In my opinion, Tottenham have a very positive light in European football, they are now able to compete with the very big teams.
“It is definitely going to be a game with level footing, when you look at the players from both teams they are all world class from different countries.”
We will round off our Tottenham vs Bayern Munich betting tips by going for Draw HT/Draw FT at 19/4.
Last Champions League result:
Olympiacos 2-2 TOTTENHAM – Kane (pen), Moura
BAYERN MUNICH 3-0 Red Star Belgrade – Coman, Lewandowski, Muller
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