Both teams sit 2nd in the league and both are 5 points from top spot, they will both want to win the cup and both have a very good chance of doing that. The question is will they pick full strength sides or focus on their next league games? We think Spurs have the better chance of winning the league and so are more likely to rest players, Ali is out anyway and he may want to rest Kane but everyone else will play.
If you fancy Dortmund then they are top price at Coral at 1.57.
Spurs are still without defender Jan Vertonghen and forward Clinton N’Jie, while impressive young midfielder Dele Alli is suspended. Dortmund’s only real concern is over Greek defender Sokratis, who has a groin injury.
I can’t get excited about backing Dortmund to win at 1.65 against quality opposition, even though BVB have only dropped four points at home in the Bundesliga this season.
There is plenty of firepower on both sides, but Dortmund will be wary of conceding an away goal ahead of a tricky trip to White Hart Lane, and they have been keeping plenty of clean sheets. Spurs have based their season on being well-organised and tough to beat, and Pochettino will go to Germany with a gameplan.
We suspect it could be an evening where the likes of Hummels and Toby Aldeweireld shine, and we like the look of backing Under 2.5 Goals at 2.18 on Betfair. That bet has paid out in eight of Dortmund’s last ten matches in all competitions, and with both teams having plenty of respect for the other, it’s a wager worth making again.
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