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Tottenham vs Red Star Belgrade Betting Preview | 22 Oct 2019

Tottenham vs Red Star Belgrade Betting Preview | 22 Oct 2019

Leaving it incredibly late to snatch a controversial point off of Watford over the weekend, a struggling Spurs side will turn their attentions back to Champions League duties when Red Star Belgrade travel to North London on Tuesday night.

Enduring a woeful start to the 2019/2020 campaign both domestically and in Europe, Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side fail to win any of their last three contests across all competitions, a run that was highlighted by a famous 7-2 hammering against Bayern Munich at the start of the month.

On the flip side, while Spurs may have recorded just a single victory over the past five weeks, Red Star Belgrade find themselves in the midst of a continued purple patch.

The Serbian giants have won their last six matches across all formats, including a very eye-catching 3-1 win over Olympiakos in Beograd in their last European appearance.

Undoubtedly traveling to North London dreaming of pulling off what would be a famous victory on foreign soil, you might be interested to know that Red Star can be found as high as 11/1 with Bet365 to capitalize on Spurs’ torrid run on Tuesday night.

Where next for Tottenham?

Although Watford’s arrival to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was seen to be a golden opportunity for Spurs to get their campaign back on track, Mauricio Pochettino’s side once again flattered to deceive.

Needing a hugely controversial last-gasp equalizer from Dele Alli to help them snatch a 1-1 draw off of a side still sat at the foot of the Premier League, the one-time Southampton boss is coming under increasing scrutiny in North London.

Despite reaching the Champions League final over the summer, Tottenham threw away a 2-0 lead out in Greece in their opening Group B appearance and are a squad still haunted by their most recent European outing.

Shipping seven goals against Bayern Munich at the start of October, Spurs have free-fallen to the foot of Group B and sit five points adrift of the German giants and top spot.

A huge part of Tottenham’s continued issues has come down to some glaring defensive struggles.

Tuesday’s hosts have remarkably shipped 11 goals in just their last three appearances, including a humiliating 3-0 hammering against Brighton prior to the international break.

With Spurs also recording just a single clean sheet in their last 13 matchups that they have hosted, you might be interested to know that Pochettino’s side are pencilled in at 3/4 with Ladbrokes to fail to record another clean sheet in midweek.

Red Star looking to shock Europe

While Tuesday’s hosts might find themselves enduring their worst run in recent memory, the defending Serbian champions have really started to catch the eye.

Keeping the morale in their camp at a high thanks to a 3-1 win over Rad Beograd last time out, Vladan Milojević’s men are in the midst of a six-match winning run across all formats and their last European outing certainly sent a message to the rest in Group B.

Picking up a very impressive 3-1 win over Olympiakos earlier in the month, the same side that Spurs were lucky to snatch a point off of, the Red & Whites have now climbed into that lucrative second spot in Group B.

Although they might find the confidence in their camp at a continued high, it is no surprise that the Serbian champions are seen to be a huge underdog to pull off what would be a famous route to the knockout stage.

Tuesday’s guests can be found at 6/1 with Coral to find themselves in the top-two come December, behind Spurs and Bayern who sit at 1/4 and 1/250 respectively.

With Red Star bagging three or more goals in five of their previous six victories, it should also be noted that Milojević’s men have found the net in all bar one of their last nine Champions League appearances.

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