Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven (By: Stanioooo)
Tottenham will face PSV in the 4th round of CL in London.
Both teams became huge underdogs in this group with Barcelona and Inter after Barca are with max points after three rounds, Inter have 6 points, while Tottenham and PSV have only 1 point each of them. PSV equalized in the end of the game in the Netherlands(2:2) against Tottenham and the draw just killed both teams' real chances to fight with Inter for the second place. Still Tottenham have the quality to reach them, but it will be so hard and they also have to beat them in the next round in London. It's not mission impossible for the England side, but all starts with a home win against PSV.
Tottenham proved in the first game they are better and with much bigger quality than PSV, especially when Eriksen is back in the game for them. The red card of Hugo Lloris was really important for PSV to take the control in the last ten minutes and to succeed to equalize the game in the very end. So, this time Tottenham don't have the right to make any mistakes at home infront of their crowd and easy or not they have to take the three points. PSV are rulling in the domestic league being without a mistake, but in CL it's much harder for them to take even a single point.
Tottenham will be without Lloris who is suspended for this game plus Vertonghen, Wanyama abd Dier. Rose and Dembele are doubtful with not so much chance to start. Ryan Thomas will miss the game for the visitors, who is not an important loss for sure.
To sum up, another draw will kill both teams absolutely for sure and Inter and Barca will practically guarantee their places in the next phase, while the Spurs and PSV will fight for the EL place. A home win for Tottenham will save their chances to overcome Inter in the 2nd place with another home win against them in the 5th round (if they don't make the miracle to beat Barca), while a win for PSV in London looks ridiculous, if we don't see red card/s for the hosts. When we take into account that Tottenham will miss Lloris and on the sheet will be a keeper without much time during the season- Michael Vorm, I don't think Tottenham will win easy to nill. With Vorm on the sheet, I don't feel Tottenham defense will feel so comfortable and PSV have the players to score tonight especially when their form in Eredivisie is more than hot. So, I am going with Tottenham to win+ both teams to score. 2:1 or 3:1 are the most expected results for me.
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