Betting. Bayer Leverkusen vs Tottenham [18.10.16] : another winless game for the Germans

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Betting. Bayer Leverkusen vs Tottenham [18.10.16] : another winless game for the Germans

Champions League

Group E

18.10.2016

Bet: Both Teams to Score

Contrary to all sports betting predictions Bayer’s performances are actually desired to be better. Just at the start of the season Roger Schmidt’s side faced some difficulties that reflect on its Bundesliga standings - the 10th position. After the first 7 match weeks in national competitions Leverkusen managed to get only 10 points with 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats. By the way, the last loss came this weekend when Bayer were beaten by Werder Bremen (1-2), although they were considered to be a favorite by betting companies. As for the Champions League disposition, the Germans don’t feel secure as they drew both their games (against CSKA – 2-2 and Monaco – 1-1) and are now third with 2 points.

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Unlike their opposition, Tottenham is enjoying the start of the new campaign. Despite sports betting experts’ pessimistic predictions the Spurs are going extremely well with 5 victories and 3 draws in the Premier League. What is more, Pochettino’s side is the only league club which remains unbeaten this season and sits now on the third place (1 point behind the leaders). So despite being involved in European tournament, the team manages to keep its head above water. The only defeat the Spurs suffered this season was at the hands of Monaco (1-2) in the Champions League. But as it was expected by betting companies they got 3 points against CSKA (1-0).

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that both teams are approaching this fixture with some problems. So Schmidt has Bellarabi, Yurchenko and Pohjanpalo who are all ruled out. At the same time Pochettino can’t use his best striker Harry Kane, but he has Janssen and Son instead. It is obvious that this game is very important for the clubs as Leverkusen have a possibility to catch up with the leaders and Tottenham in case of a win will put itself in the situation that is likely to lead them to the Champions League knockout stage. Even assumed to be an overdog on the betting markets, Bayer are going to have a tough night as they are on the 7 winless run in Europe now.

The advantage the bookmakers give to the host is not huge, but is considerable: Bayer – 2,15, Draw – 3,40, Tottenham – 3,40. It would appear weird because Tottenham is now far more consistent and look better, but you have to keep in mind the fact that Pochettino gives priority to the Premier League games. So, any result will be a surprise here. As the Germans regularly score at home, they are likely to break Premier League best defensive line, but they also can’t go without conceding, that is why “Both teams to Score” (1,67) seems to be a good option. You can also bet on “Total Goals over 2,5” (1,82). It is also worth backing a draw or “Double Chance: Tottenham or draw” (1,72). 

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