In spite of suffering a 3-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in their last group match, Spurs have gained their place in the Champions League last 16. Tottenham Hotspur showed improvement signs since Mourinho took over them in November. Noteworthy that Tottenham’s current form is promising.
Since their central striker Harry Kane will miss the match due to his injury, Hotspur’s player to watch will be Son Heung-Min. He can create a significant threat to the opposition defenders. But still, fans do not believe that they will be able to achieve a victory against Leipzig.
The RB Leipzig, on the other hand, settled on the top position of Group G, three points clear of second-placed Lyon. The Red Bulls are likely to use their attacking style of play. So, taking into consideration the situation in Tottenham’s dressing room, Julian Nagelsmann’s troops are more likely to win the match.
For now, Spurs are having a seven-game unbeaten race in all competitions. They can also be proud of their ten victories from the last 14 UCL home matches (Lost only four). Though, they lost both the Uefa Champions League group stage matches to Bayern Munich by a 2+ goal margin earlier this term.
The hosts have scored the opener in four straight home matches (four wins – in all competitions). But they have also kept only one clean sheet during their last seven home games.
Leipzig may have won just one of their last five competitive matches (two draws and two losses). But then they won two of their three UCL away matches this season, after scoring the opener and netting precisely two goals in all three games.
It should also be noted that Leipzig’s last eight competitive wins witnessed them score over 2.5 team goals, but six also saw both teams net.
Stat Attack and Players to Watch
Tottenham Hotspur: Dele Alli has netted a first-half opener in three of the last four Spurs matches that he’s scored.
RB Leipzig: Timo Werner has found the net in five of Leipzig’s last eight away matches. They are unbeaten in the last 34 matches he’s scored. Notably, the opener was scored by the 15th minute in Hotspur’s last three UCL home matches.
All three of UCL away matches of the Red Bulls witnessed over 8.5 corners, and two have seen over 14.5.