Aiming for the Top
Right now, Sporting Lisbon are atop the standings in Group D of the UEFA Champions League odds. Nevertheless, they recently suffered a humiliating defeat against Marseille, giving Tottenham and Frankfurt a shot at the first place.
Whoever wins on Wednesday could take first place with only two games left. That’s if Sporting doesn’t take revenge on the Olympians. As expected, the Spurs come in as the betting online favorites, but let’s not forget that the German side is the reigning UEFA Europa League champion.
Tottenham: In Debt
Antonio Conte is one of the best head coaches in Europe. He led Inter Milan to the team’s first Serie A title in 11 years. Nevertheless, he has a huge debt when it comes to UCL. Conte has won just 32 percent of all the UCL matches he’s ever managed.
That includes last week’s meeting against Frankfurt in Germany, which finished 0-0. Prior to that, the Spurs defeated Marseille 2-0 at home and lost 2-0 to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. They currently sit in second place with four points, two less than the Portuguese side.
Last Saturday, they regained some confidence by defeating Brighton 1-0 in the English Premier League. Harry Kane was the scorer. Defensively, that was their third clean sheet over their last six games in all competitions. Veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has a lot to do with that.
Besides Kane, the Spurs’ roster includes Son Heung-min and Richarlison. In other words, one of the best attacking trios in the continent. The three of them are the main reason for you to consider including the English side in your soccer picks. They’re offering a -205 price.
As if that wasn’t enough, they won their last five home matches with a 15-4 aggregate.
Frankfurt: Heart of a Champion
The reigning UEL champions have had a rocky start to the season. They currently are eighth in the Bundesliga thanks to a 4-2-3 record. They’ve scored and allowed 16 goals. In the UCL, they’re 1-1-1 with one goal for and three against.
Last Saturday, they lost 3-0 to Bochum in the Bundesliga. Keep in mind that several usual starters weren’t included in the lineup. The list includes Daichi Kamada, Sebastian Rode and Faride Alidou. The good news is that all three will be at 100 percent to play in London.
Prior to that defeat, the Eagles went four straight games without losing, including a huge 1-0 victory in Marseille.
Besides Kamada, their attacking unit also includes Rafael Santos Borre and Lucas Alario. They aren’t as good as Tottenham’s trio but don’t underestimate them. They’re more than capable of hurting the Spurs’ defense on the counter-attack. After all, the three of them were crucial for the Eagles to conquer the UEL title.
The visitors, who are 3-1-1 in their last five games away from home, are offering a +600 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. That means a $100 wager could turn into a $700 payout.
Tottenham vs Frankfurt Head-to-Head
Last week’s meeting was the first between these two in the modern era as their previous two encounters were in the 1981-82 season. The match in Frankfurt ended with a goalless draw. Overall, it was a boring contest in which even the referee didn’t have much action. Daniele Orsato showed three yellow cards in total, all to the visitors.
The Spurs are 13-5-12 against German teams while the Eagles are 6-6-6 against English clubs. That’s one devilish coincidence.
Tottenham vs Frankfurt Match Information
- Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Tottenham Stadium, London
- Tottenham vs Frankfurt Live Stream: fuboTV
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Tottenham vs Frankfurt Betting Lines
Tottenham vs Frankfurt Prediction
The team that wins this match will depend on itself to advance to the Round of 16. That should be enough to go all-in right from the start, which is why I think both are going to score. That being said, the total won’t go over three goals. In fact, I recommend you include Tottenham winning 2-1 in your soccer picks. The Spurs scored exactly two goals in two of their last three games in London. As for the Eagles, they scored 1.6 goals per game in their last five road games.
You know what they say, go big or go home. Tottenham winning 2-1 is offering a +750 price, meaning you can win $750 per every $100 wagered.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 2, Frankfurt 1
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.