Dortmund and Tottenham are set to battle it out for a spot in Uefa Champions League quarter finals. Tottenham have a first leg agvantage of 3:0 over Dortmund. Will Dortmund overturn it in what would be one of the big come backs in European nights that has mar the tournament of recent.
Tottenham Away form
Tottenham’s dip in away form is something Pochettino should be wary of. The Spurs have failed to win in their last matches on the road losing 4 of their last 7 games away. The currently struggle with the fitness of Dele Alli. The season has seen Tottenham draw only 1 game in 29 premier league games. The result is likely to be a win and going by the Tottenham’s recent away record, they are bound to lose this game.
Dortmund Home Form
Borussia Dortmund have won 10 out of 12 games at home in the league this season, scoring a whopping 40 goals in the process and conceding just 17.
The German side will need to score at least three goals to progress against the North Londoners and with an average of 3.3 goals a game at home in the league, belief will remain high within the camp that the score can be overturned.
Far from flat-track bullies, Dortmund have scored four and three past Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively this season, meaning Spurs will need to be at the top of their game to keep the men in yellow at bay.
Despite a seemingly comfortable lead, the Tottenham players will undoubtedly be feeling a few nerves when they step out to play at the Westfalenstadion – famous for its intimidating atmosphere.
The southern stand, nicknamed the ‘Yellow Wall’ holds roughly 25,000 fans who will be doing all they can to unsettle the visiting team. Spurs, who, perhaps unfairly, have gained a reputation as ‘bottlers’ will face a tough test of their resolve in Dortmund.
If the home side get an early goal, things could get nervy in the Westfalenstadion for Spurs.