Mauricio Pochettino’s facet open up their Champions League marketing campaign in Greece after shedding out in final season’s remaining to Liverpool
Mauricio Pochettino’s facet haven’t had a simple begin to the season however a thumping Four-Zero win over Crystal Palace on the weekend may have boosted confidence across the membership.
Olympiacos, in the meantime, can promise a white-hot welcome for Spurs and after a 5-Zero cruise in opposition to Volos within the Greek Tremendous League on Saturday, they too have loads of causes to be cheerful.
|Recreation||Olympiacos vs Tottenham Hotspur|
|Date||Wednesday, September 18|
|Time||5:55pm BST / 12:55pm ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Reside Stream & How To Watch
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Within the UK, the match will likely be proven on BT Sport 2 and might be streamed through BT Sport Reside.
|UK TV channel||On-line stream|
|BT Sport 2||BT Sport Reside|
Squads & Workforce Information
|Goalkeepers||Sa, Allain, Karargyris|
|Defenders||Semedo, Elabdellaoui, Meriah, Tsimikas, Papadopoulos, Torosidis, Cisse, Gaspar|
|Midfielders||Camara, Bouchalakis, Benzia, Guilherme, Podence, Masouras, Lovera, Valbuena, Randjelovic|
|Forwards||Guerrero, El Arabi|
Key man Kostas Fortounis is lacking for Olympiacos, having suffered a severe knee harm in July that’s set to maintain him out till early 2020.
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos can also be lacking for the hosts however defender Ruben Semedo has been be cleared for motion.
Olympiacos beginning XI: Sa, Elabdellaoui, Meriah, Semedo, Tsimikas, Guilherme, Bouchalakis, Podence, Valbuena, Masouras, Guerrero.
|Place||Tottenham Hotspur squad|
|Defenders||Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Davies|
|Midfielders||Winks, Wanyama, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Ndombele, Skipp, Lamela|
|Forwards||Kane, Son, Lucas, Parrott|
Tottenham should do with out Juan Foyth, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon for his or her journey to Greece. Moreover, there are lingering issues over Davinson Sanchez’s match readiness after a current harm, though the defender will begin.
Tottenham beginning XI: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Lucas, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
Betting & Match Odds
Tottenham are 19/20 favourites to depart Greece with most factors, in accordance with bet365 . The house facet can be found to again at 29/10, whereas a draw is on supply at 5/2.
Tottenham face a visit to some of the notoriously troublesome venues in European soccer as they open their Champions League marketing campaign with a match in opposition to Olympiacos on Wednesday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s facet thrived within the competitors final time period, reaching the ultimate solely to undergo a 2-Zero defeat by the hands of Liverpool. Nonetheless, they accounted for Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax alongside the best way.
Spurs appeared to spend a lot of their run final yr flirting with the exit. They wanted a last-gasp purpose to see off the Dutch facet within the semi-finals, a controversial VAR name on the dying to dispatch Metropolis and muddled their manner by their group after a disastrous begin.
Pochettino will likely be aiming for a smoother passage this time round and was buoyed by the style during which Palace had been swatted away on the weekend, with all 4 objectives in a Four-Zero win coming within the first half.
“The efficiency confirmed we’re staff,” he mentioned. “I am so completely happy for the staff and completely happy to construct for a extremely good 21 days, with six video games forward.
“We have to enhance lots and be constant. There’s a number of work to do.”
Olympiacos, in the meantime, have made a formidable begin to the season, exhibiting they don’t seem to be a facet to be handled calmly.
They’ve received eight of their 9 aggressive matches this season and have conceded only a solitary purpose.
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In Champions League qualifying, they had been particularly spectacular at residence, easing previous Viktoria Plzen Four-Zero, defeating Basaksehir 2-Zero and hammering Krasnodar Four-Zero due to a flurry of late strikes.
Veteran attacking midfielder Mathieu Valbuena has particularly been a participant in type, scoring three objectives in 9 outings this season and laying on one other six. The Frenchman has had behavior of grabbing important Champions League objectives previously, notably scoring Marseille’s winner in a 1-Zero victory in opposition to Liverpool at Anfield in 2007.
Backed by a passionate assist, they don’t seem to be a facet that may afford to be discounted.