Tottenham continue their Champions League campaign today when Borussia Dortmund visit Wembley in the last-16 first leg. The Bundesliga leaders come into the game following two disappointing domestic results. Having drawn 3-3 with Werder Bremen and go out of the German Cup on penalties, they then squandered a 3-0 lead at home to Hoffenheim in the league to draw once more.
Spurs, for their part, kept their outside hopes of the Premier League title alive with a 3-1 win over Leicester and despite injuries to key players, remain well placed domestically. But tonight they are looking to reach the final eight of the Champions League for the first time since 2013. They need to win. They can surely do it. The statistics point to a high-scoring game and despite it being a first leg, we expect tonight’s game to be an open encounter.
There is another big clash for the last 16 Champions League stage tonight. Real Madrid travel to the Johan Cruyff Arena to face Ajax. The Champions League holders head to Amsterdam in fine form and we think there is plenty of value in backing them to record a first leg victory. The Blancos are in strong form and Saturday saw them beat rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 in La Liga.
There is another match that triggered our interest in today’s coupon. For The Championship Ipswich will host Derby. The Canaries are in the thick of the promotion race while Lambert’s Blues are fighting the real prospect of relegation to League One next season. Ipswich Town were beaten 3-0 at the hands of rivals Norwich at Carrow Road last Saturday. Derby County will head back out on the road for the first of two away games. Looks like that they can take the win tonight.