When Bayern Munich smashed Spurs 7-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in October, it precipitated a chain of events that would ultimately cost the London club’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, his job.
In trademark fashion, his successor Jose Mourinho has swept through the club, and while not making wholesale changes he has made a few tactical tweaks and started to get the best from the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, who have scored four and three goals respectively in the ‘Special One’s’ opening four games.
So far, Mourinho has won three games as Tottenham manager, and those who had written off the Portuguese as a busted flush following his disappointing spell as Manchester United boss have cause to think again.
The good news for Spurs is that they have already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League in second place in Group B, and so they can make the daunting trip to Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena home on December 11 with no real fear.
Indeed, having won just 7/13 of their German Bundesliga matches, maybe it is Bayern who should be fearful of the visit of the rejuvenated English outfit?
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Either way, in this Bayern vs Tottenham preview we will explore where the best of the betting value lies, while serving up our predictions for how this dead rubber contest may pan out.
1. Bayern vs Tottenham Betting Odds
The German champions do have a formidable home record, and with five wins from as many games in the Champions League this term you can see why they are the favourites in the Bayern vs Tottenham betting odds.
You can get a best price of 1.55 on the hosts here, with Spurs available at odds of 6.00 and the draw at 3.95.
2. Bayern vs Tottenham Predictions
Will the real Bayern Munich please make themselves known!
The German champions have been on fire in this competition, winning all five of their games and scoring a staggering 21 goals – Robert Lewandowski, the deadliest marksman in Europe, has ten of those.
They smashed seven past Spurs, put six by Red Star Belgrade and scored three in the reverse fixture against the Serbians and also against Olympiacos.
Bayern play with a staggering amount of freedom in continental competition, and that is why they are able to register so many goals against some admittedly mediocre opposition at this level.
But if Spurs fans need any encouragement, and it’s certainly something we are thinking about in our Bayern vs Tottenham predictions, it’s that Lewandowski and co are far from unbeatable.
Just take a look at their domestic form. They have drawn with the likes of Hertha Berlin, Red Bull Leipzig and Augsburg, while losing on home soil to Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim as well as a 1-5 demolition at the hands of Frankfurt.
Despite what you might think, Bayern are not the invincible force they once threatened to be.
As for Tottenham, we are still getting used to what they are going to be under Mourinho and how they might play, but the early signs suggest they will be somewhere back to their swashbuckling best under a manager who has seemingly tossed aside his old conservative approach.
In his three games as manager so far, Spurs have defeated Olympiacos (4-2), West Ham (3-2) and Bournemouth (3-2), and so our early conclusion is this: Mourinho has been able to amplify the good about Tottenham’s play – that attacking vibrancy, while as yet failing to get to grips with their Achilles heel this season: some woeful defensive play.
It will be interesting to see how those two aspects play out in Munich.
3. Bayern vs Tottenham Betting Tips
In sport, and in football in particular, momentum is often crucial.
With it, your team feels unstoppable, and so otherwise tough away trips are greeted with confidence and the feeling that you can achieve a positive result against the odds.
Without momentum, confidence tends to evaporate, and that leads to vulnerability regardless of who you are playing.
The theory of momentum is key to our Bayern vs Tottenham betting tips, because we feel that there is a genuine chance that Spurs can get something from this game.
And as a consequence, we’re more than happy to back them at 2.66 in the Double Chance market, which ensures our selection is a success whether they win or draw.
As we’ve seen, Mourinho’s appointment has led to a glut of goals at both ends of the pitch, and with Bayern also boasting a proclivity for goals how about a fun bet at odds of 2.00 on Over 3.5 Goals.
4. Bayern vs Tottenham Live Stream
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