AS Monaco vs Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Champions League – Group E
Date: Tuesday, 22nd November 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco.
Tottenham must win against Monaco on matchday 5, if they are to improve their chances of qualifying to the Champions League knockout stage.
Spurs sit third in the Group E standings after managing 1 win and 1 draw from their 4 matches so far. They had lost both their home matches at Wembley so far, 2-1 against Monaco on matchday 1 and 1-0 against Leverkusen on matchday 5. It is make or break for the White Hart Lane faithful as a defeat here could see their Champions League campaign come to a premature end if Leverkusen beat CSKA on the same day.
Monaco are top of the group with 8 points after picking 2 wins and 2 draws from their 4 matches so far. They defeated CSKA Moscow 3-0 at home on matchday 4 with three quick goals in the first half. A draw will guarantee their qualification to the round of 16, while a win will confirm them as group winners if Leverkusen drops points against CSKA.
Group E Point Standings: Monaco (8), Leverkusen (6), Spurs (4), CSKA (2).
Monaco vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head stats
The teams have for three times in total and they share 1 win and draw a-piece. The latest meeting at Wembley on matchday 1 was won by Monaco aided by two first half goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar. While Toby Alderweireld scored the consolation goal for Spurs just before the half-time whistle.
Before the 2-1 loss at Wembley, Tottenham were unbeaten in 2 previous meeting against Monaco, which came during the Europa League group stage last season. Spurs earned a thumping 4-1 win at home before a 1-1 draw in the away fixture. Eric Lamela have scored four goals during those two fixtures, including a hat-trick in the home win.
Monaco have met Premier League sides on 15 occasions and managed 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. Their record at home is 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats from 7 matches.
Spurs are win-less in away trips to Ligue 1 clubs, but managed 3 draws in 4 fixtures, losing only once. Their overall record is 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses from 9 matches.
Monaco vs Tottenham: Prediction
Monaco are on top of their form and are coming on the back of a 6 matches unbeaten run with 4 wins and 2 draws. They are lethal in front of goal after scoring 20 goals during the period conceding just 4. Also, they have kept clean sheets in their last 3. There is no doubt that they will have the edge especially when the game is played at their home ground.
Tottenham are yet to win a match in France and they are in desperate need of a win to stay in the tournament. They are on a terrible run as their managed only one win from their last 8 in all competitions. There were extremely lucky to surpass West Ham in the London Derby on the weekend, but you can back on Harry Kane who scored two late goals to save the Spurs from the lips of defeat.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have drawn 6 matches from their last 8 and also drawn in 3 of their last 4 away matches against French sides. We are very likely to see another draw and the most probably score line could be 1-1 at the final whistle.
Monaco vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
The following Odds are provided by Ladbrokes Sportsbook.
Both Teams to Score at 1.72 (8/11)
Full-Time Result: Scored Draw at 4.33 (10/3)
Correct Score: Monaco 1-1 Spurs at 6.00 (5/1).