Tottenham v Barcelona Champions League preview and tips

21:00 Wed 03 Oct
Football
Europe
Champions League
Tip: 2
Units: 1/5
Odds: -118

Mauricio Pochettino cut an exasperated figure on the San Siro touchline as he witnessed his Tottenham side lose a 1-0 lead and also the game against an Internazionale side who had been thwarted until the final few minutes of the match.

Pochettino had decided to rest Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld for that particular clash, although we should expect this duo to line up in this Wembley clash and the same applies to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli.

Harry Kane has apparently been suffering from post World Cup fatigue although he’s certain to lead the line and the home side will hope to recreate the sort of performances that saw Tottenham enjoy victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund last season.

Even so, Spurs have not enjoyed the start to the season they would have liked and the strains are beginning to appear considering that the London side were not able to recruit any new players during the summer.

Barcelona enjoyed a 4-0 victory over PSV in their first group match and will look to secure another maximum haul before a double header against Internazionale, with Lionel Messi coming into this game off the back of a hat-trick against Dutch opposition.

Barca are the champions of Spain and they have a rising star in Ousmane Dembele, with Samuel Umtiti suspended for this encounter although we might see Clement Lenglet deputise for him.

This is the first season where Philippe Coutinho can feature for the Catalan side in European competition and few are better than the little Brazilian when it comes to creating chances and scoring goals.

BETTING TIP
Barcelona to win @ 1.85 with bet365

Team News

Tottenham: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Barcelona: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Hugo Lloris
  • 33
    Ben Davies
  • 06
    Davinson Sánchez
  • 04
    Toby Alderweireld
  • 02
    Kieran Trippier
  • 12
    Victor Wanyama
  • 08
    Harry Winks
  • 07
    Heung-Min Son
  • 11
    Erik Lamela
  • 27
    Lucas Moura
  • 10
    Harry Kane
  • 01
    Marc-Andre ter Stegen
  • 02
    Nélson Cabral Semedo
  • 03
    Gerard Piqué
  • 15
    Clement Lenglet
  • 18
    Jordi Alba
  • 08
    Arthur
  • 05
    Sergio Busquets
  • 04
    Ivan Rakitic
  • 10
    Lionel Messi
  • 09
    Luis Suarez
  • 07
    Philippe Coutinho