Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund - 13/02/2019 Preview

Tottenham will face Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium, in London, in the Champions League 1/8-Finals. Tottenham against Borussia Dortmund is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Tottenham

Tottenham this year is showing great football, and now stands at 3rd position in Premier League after 26 Rounds. After losing two leaders D. Ali and H. Kane everyone thought that the game of the team would be very weak and they would start losing all the matches, however, this did not happen and they are going further and fighting for highest positions. They were knocked out form FA Cup and EFL Cup, but that’s because they need to concentrate on the main events and prepare for all matches more intensively.

In average Tottenham Hotspur scores 2.1 goals per game, passes with 83.5 Accuracy and shot 13.5times per game in Premier League. Son Heung-Min took the leaders positions and now games depend very much from this player. This season they strong at shooting from direct free kicks, attacking down the wing and counter attacks. Very likely that they will play possessional football through the middle with short passes. However, Spurs facing problems at protecting the lead, aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances.

 

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund plays great football this season. They stand at the 1st position of Bundesliga and lost only once in 21 matches. They are showing superb attacking football with many talented players. Second team Bayern Munich have 5 points difference with them. Borussia slightly lost its advantage after 2 games in a draw from their own mistakes in defense. In both matches, the team kept the score but eventually missed. Against Hoffenheim, they have an advantage of 3 goals and finally missed 4 goals in 15 minutes before the match ended.

All players of Borussia are fit and ready to fight for the next round at Champions League. Jadon Sancho, Paco Alcacer and in the leader position Marco Reus made a great trio with a super attack.

This season Dortmund is great at shooting from direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances and coming back from the losing positions. Very likely that they will try to play possessional football, attack down the flanks and play non-aggressive football. However, the team is facing troubles at protecting the lead, avoiding offside and aerial duels.

 

H2H

3 years ago teams met at the same round but Europa League, when the Germans were stronger and more technical, as a result, they won both matches and went further. but next season, the teams have met in the Champions League in the group stage and Tottenham made a rematch after winning both matches against Dortmund.