Tottenham will play AS Monaco in their fifth European fixture this season as they look to strengthen their qualification for the pre-quarter finals.
AS Monaco, who tops the group E with eight points, still remains undefeated in their European campaign this season. Their place in the knockouts seems quite reserved, and their only target now would be to qualify as the group winner.
Tottenham, on the other hand, sits in the third place behind Bayer Leverkusen on the points table. They have managed just one win so far, losing two and drawing one in the process. The English side’s desperation to win this match is quite palpable, as defeat will heavily affect their European dreams.
AS Monaco emerged the winner by 2-1 goal margin when these two teams last met on the first round of Champions League this season.
The home side, with qualification nearly assured, will want to increase their chances of topping the group by beating out- of- form Spurs.
Team News: AS Monaco
Few worries of injuries reside on Leonardo Jardim’s team.
Midfielder Joao Moutinho is expected to miss the match due to a thigh injury. Almamy Toure and Nabil Dirar both will be sidelined due to their hip and calf injuries, respectively.
Striker Radamel Falcao, who seems to has revitalized after disappointing seasons in England, will be assigned with a key attacker’s role. Falcao has scored six goals in five appearances for Monaco since returning from a month injury.
Jemerson will incur a suspension with his next booking, so he must play with high alert to avoid a yellow card.
AS Monaco: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Subasic-Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe, Mendy-Lemar, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Silva-Germain, Falcao
Team News: Tottenham
The return of Harry Kane from an ankle injury proved to be a major boost for Spurs as they won their thrilling encounter against West Ham 3-2 on Saturday night. Kane,who tops the scoring chart for Tottenham, will lead the attack against the group leaders Monaco.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela will miss the game due to their knee and hip injuries, respectively.
Youngster Deli Alli came as a substitute in a match against West Ham. His addition to the team will fortify Tottenham’s attacking approach.
Tottenham: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Lloris-Rose, Vertoghen, Dier, Walker- Winks, Wanyama-Eriksen, Alli, Dembele-Kane
AS Monaco vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head
Total games: 4
AS Monaco wins: 2
Tottenham wins: 1
AS Monaco vs Tottenham: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.K., the match will be live on BT Sport Live Streaming, BBC Radio 5 Live, and BT Sport 2. In the U.S., the game will be live on Fox Soccer 2GO USA, Fox Sports 1 USA, and Fox Sports GO. For other regions, TV schedule can be found on the link here.
AS Monaco vs Tottenham: Prediction
Since a draw against Tottenham will ensure the next round qualification for Monaco, they will give everything to win this match at their home. The home side have yet to lose a Champions League match this season and they, hopefully, will try to preserve their unbeaten streak when they face Tottenham on this Tuesday night. The Spurs, however, must need a win if they hope to move onto the knockout stage this season.
The French side are in great form, both on domestic competition and Champions League. They are on top of both Ligue 1 and Champion League Group E.
Final Predicted Score. AS Monaco 2- 1 Tottenham
AS Monaco vs Tottenham: Betting Tips and Odds
- AS Monaco Win: 8/5
- A draw: 9/4
- Tottenham Win: 15/8
- Under 2.5 goals: 4/6
- Over 2.5 goals: 11/10
- Both teams score: 8/11
- Both teams fail to score: evens
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- AS Monaco has yet to lose a UEFA Champions League match this season, with four games unbeaten streak.
- Monaco has scored six goals or more in a match on three occasions this season, most recently against AS Nancy Lorraine (6-0).
- Tottenham has been unable to score in 5 of their last seven Champions League matches.
- The English side has scored under 2.5 goals in their recent three Champions League matches.
The AS Monaco vs. Tottenham stats were provided by Soccerway.
AS Monaco vs Tottenham Live Stream
The match can be streamed live online by clicking at this link. The link will be updated just befor kick-off.
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