Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Borussia Dortmund (UCL Round of 16)

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Tottenham Hotspur head to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie all but certain to advance on to the quarter-finals. Up 3-0 on aggregate, Spurs can go on to the round of eight without having to go full bore or even start their strongest first team.

Let’s take a look at who Mauricio Pochettino could select for his first team in this clash.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Borussia Dortmund UCL (3-0 aggregate)

Attack: Lucas Moura, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min

Midfield: Harry Winks, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko

Defense:  Juan Foyth, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Serge Aurier

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris

Meanwhile Dortmund could go with an XI that features:

Gotze up top, Guerreiro, Reus and Sancho up in the attacking midfield, Delaney and Witsel in central midfield, a back line of Diallo, Zagadou, Akanji and Hakimi, and Burki in goal.

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Tottenham Hotspur at Borussia Dortmund UCL Round of 16 (3-0 aggregate) FYIs

Injury Report for both sides: go to this link

Kickoff: Tuesday, March 5, 8pm, Westfalenstadion

Odds (90 minutes only) via Betfair: Tottenham 13/10, Draw 5/2, Dortmund 19/10

Odds to qualify (including extra-time and penalties): Dortmund 9/1, Tottenham 1/50

Google Result Probability (90 minutes only): Dortmund 48%, Tottenham win 26%, Draw 26%

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. joseph mifsud says

    Why can’t we field the same 11 as in the first round. Why change a winning team. Where is Jan……

  2. That team above would get battered!

    3 centre backs, no legt back and a forward (Moura) playing in midfield – who wrote this!!!

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