Closing the top-four deficit over the weekend, Tottenham will turn their attention back to Champions League duties when they welcome RB Leipzig to North London in what could be an action-packed encounter on Wednesday night.
Leaving it late to snatch the most dramatic of last-gasp winners at Villa Park on Sunday, Jose Mourinho’s men have now landed back-to-back 3-2 victories and should also be boosted by their stunning 2-0 win over Manchester City earlier in the month.
On the flip side, while RB Leipzig may have sacrificed their spot at the top of the Bundesliga table after a sluggish return following the festive break, Wednesday’s guests certainly bounced back over the weekend.
Ending their four-match winless run with a thumping 3-0 victory against Werder Bremen on Saturday lunchtime, the German outfit are still seen to be one of the dark horses in this year’s tournament.
You might be interested to know, Leipzig have seen their last two Champions League matchups against Benfica and Lyon end 2-2 and another high-scoring stalemate can be found priced at 10/1 with Bet365.
Mourinho’s injury headache
Eventually picking up a 3-2 win away at relegation scrappers Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon thanks to a 94th-minute strike, Spurs appear to have finally found their feet under Jose Mourinho.
Showing some much-needed resolve and also shocking many across Europe in their 2-0 win over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, last year’s European finalists find themselves in the midst of a seven-match unbeaten run across all competitions.
However, while Wednesday’s hosts might find the mood in their camp on the rise, the North London outfit have been hit with another devastating piece of injury news.
Mourinho has confirmed that Sunday’s hero Son Heung-min will be sidelined for a “number of weeks” after fracturing his arm at Villa Park. The South Korean ace will now join Spurs skipper Harry Kane on the sidelines and has handed ‘The Special One’ yet another huge injury headache.
With Tottenham really lacking some clinical options in the final third, you might be interested to know that a heavily weakened Spurs attack can be found priced at 3/1 with William Hill to draw what could be a crucial blank in midweek.
A tale of two halves for Leipzig
Making a statement against Werder Bremen on Saturday and picking up a 3-0 win, Julian Nagelsmann’s men sit just one point adrift of top spot in the Bundesliga and have continued to take Europe by storm.
Led the duo of German sensation Timo Werner and Swedish playmaker Emil Forsberg who has bagged three goals in back-to-back Champions League appearances, RB have been widely tipped as one of the tournaments surprise packages this season.
While Leipzig might have their own growing reputation for their recent performances in the final third, Wednesday’s traveling support will have some growing concerns over their side’s issues at the back, particularly on the road.
Recording just a single clean sheet in this year’s tournament, Nagelsmann’s men have also shipped at least a pair of goals in six of their last nine appearances away from the Red Bull Arena.
You might be interested to know that betting offers like Leipzig can be found priced at 1/1 with Paddy Power to once again ship over 1.5 goals in North London on Wednesday night.
Elsewhere, the RB Leipzig boss has announced that the quartet of Ibrahima Konaté, Willi Orban, Kevin Kampl, and Tyler Adams.
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