Tottenham will look to bounce back from the disappointment of losing their opening Champions League game when they take on CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered a defeat in their Group E opener against Monaco, and will be under pressure to get a result in Russia with a string of first-team stars out injured.
Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko all miss out, and so Pochettino will be hoping that he has enough strength in depth to secure a positive result.
Things have gone well in the Premier League with his side sitting in second place after six games, but they’ll need to improve in Europe if they harbour ambitions of advancing beyond the group stage.
In contrast, CSKA were able to mount a stirring comeback against Bayer Leverkusen to earn a point from their opening game and will be looking to build on that this time round.
However, there are doubts over whether or not the Russian outfit have the quality to really trouble Spurs, and with the likes of Heung-Min Son impressing in Kane’s absence at the weekend, the visitors will feel as though they still have enough in their group to get the job done.
Motivation won’t be an issue for Tottenham either, as the last thing that they will want is another poor result this week, which will leave them with it all to do ahead of tricky back-to-back encounters with Leverkusen which could end their participation in the competition much sooner than they would like.
Various online betting sites have Spurs as the favourites to win at a favourable 2.56 tonight, and you have to agree with them as the Premier League side should feel confident about returning home with all three points.
CSKA don’t look solid enough to hold out, and so back the Tottenham front line to get amongst the goals and ensure that they get off the mark and get their Champions League campaign up and running.
Son is the obvious threat given his recent form, but keep an eye on Erik Lamela who will have a point to prove and has shown in the past that he can deliver in Europe.