While they are going through something of a mini crisis, Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Crvena Zvezda – Red Star Belgrade to fans of old school football – at least gives some breathing space to Mauricio Pochettino and his beleaguered troops.
The London outfit completely dominated the first game between these two sides, firing in 12 shots on target in a display of almost complete domination.
The Serbian outfit did have some half-chances of their own, but a quickfire pair of goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min gave the hosts a 2-0 lead after just 16 minutes. They were unlikely to be caught from there no matter what they are going through.
Further goals from Kane, Son and Erik Lamela sealed the deal, and a much-needed victory for Tottenham at least keeps their dreams of Champions League progression alive.
They’re up to second place in Group B behind runaway leaders Bayern Munich, and a positive result in Belgrade will put them one step closer to a place in the last 16.
As for Crvena Zvezda, they won’t give up hope of progression either. They thrashed Olympiacos 3-1 in their meeting and still have to travel to the Greeks, so they will be dreaming of at least three more points. If they can do the job against Tottenham, well, a place in the knockout phase beckons.
|Team ||Record ||Goals ||Points |
|1. Bayern ||3-0-0 ||13-4 ||9 |
|2. Tottenham ||1-1-1 ||9-9 ||4 |
|3. Crvena zvezda ||1-0-2 ||3-9 ||3 |
|4. Olympiacos ||0-1-2 ||5-8 ||1 |
But can they bounce back from the heaviest of defeats last time out in the Champions League? Let’s take a look in our Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham preview.
1. Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham Betting Odds
Hot on the heels of such a dominant display at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, you can forgive the bookies for making Spurs such a strong favourite for this clash on Wednesday November 6.
You can get 1.55 on Kane and co to dish out another defeat to the Serbians, while Crvena Zvezda are available at around the 4.80 mark.
If you want to back the draw in the Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham betting odds, you can avail yourself of a price of 4.20.
2. Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham Predictions
The size of the task facing Tottenham in Belgrade is light years away from the freedom they enjoyed in England’s capital.
The home ground of Crvena Zvezda is a nightmare to visit; a claustrophobic cauldron that bubbles with the ferocity and passion of the home supporters. You’ve all seen the pictures of that famous blood red tunnel, and that is only half of the battle for away players taking to the pitch in Serbia.
Remember, this is a Tottenham side currently riding a wave of bad form – the first game between these sides apart. They drew at Olympiakos, have lost to Leicester and Brighton, were knocked out of the EFL Cup by a Colchester side from three divisions below them, dropped points at home against Watford and were thrashed 2-7 by Bayern; all in the space of the past month or so!
A lack of form from the likes of Dele Alli, a rumoured bust-up between Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, and now a injury to Hugo Lloris….you can see why Mauricio Pochettino looks so unsettled in every press conference he gives.
The absence of Lloris is a huge one. Not only is he a World Cup winning shot stopper, he’s also the club’s captain, which helps to explain why he is so well respected by his fellow players. His loss leaves a huge void, and they really will miss his leadership in the white-hot atmosphere of Belgrade.
You’ve probably kind of guessed how these Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham predictions are going to shape up now….we just need a profitable way to make our thoughts count.
3. Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Without wanting to actually bet on Crvena Zvezda to win this game, we certainly don’t want to oppose them either.
And to this is at the heart of our Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham betting tips.
Of course, we can back the Serbians to get a positive result without suggesting they will be victorious: let’s back them with a +1 goal handicap at odds of 2.66.
If you are not feeling as overwhelmingly positive as us, you could always back the hosts with a +2 goal handicap at 1.55 – that way, they can even lose by a single goal and our bet will be still be a winner.
4. Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham Live Stream
When you decide on you Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham predictions you can start looking where you can watch the match online.
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