AS Monaco v Tottenham Hotspur tips: More Champions League woe for Spurs
Tottenham can effectively wave goodbye to the Champions League on Tuesday evening
November 21st, 2016
It’s all starting to look a little hopeless for Tottenham Hotspur in this season’s Champions League. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have only managed a dismal two goals in their opening four group games and with just a single win and draw to their name, their participation in the competition could draw to a close on Tuesday evening. Unless of course they actually win.
We’re not too optimistic about their chances of avenging their defeat to Monaco in their opening Champions League match at Wembley in September and we’re equally pessimistic about Spurs’ chances of even making it only the scoresheet in the south of France this week.
Make or break time it may be, however even a draw would be of no use whatsoever should Bayer Leverkusen beat bottom-placed side CSKA Moscow in Tuesday’s other Group E encounter. We firmly believe that this will be the outcome in the Russian capital and this could spell the end for Tottenham’s Champions League dreams for this season.
Indeed, whilst Tottenham are still keeping apace with the top four in the Premier League, their chances of actually leapfrogging Arsenal into fourth place have been dealt a blow of late by the side’s inability to actually win. A 3-2 victory over city rivals West Ham on Saturday may have helped their cause somewhat but a large degree of inconsistency has seen them falter somewhat and perhaps Pochettino may opt to attach more importance to domestic matters than a European campaign which already looks dead and buried.
Either way, we’re of the opinion that this will be a thoroughly one-sided affair in favour of a Monaco outfit which have banged in twelve goals without reply in their last three outings. CSKA Moscow were brushed aside 3-0 followed by a 6-0 demolition of Nancy and a 3-0 win over Lorient. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao was the star-player in these three games with a total of five goals and he looks to be by far the best option on the anytime goalscorer market, therefore we’ll be backing Falcao to score in a Monaco victory at a healthy 3/1 with Ladbrokes.