Tottenham vs. Frankfurt Betting Tips: Richarlison to show his class in the Champions League
Tottenham vs Frankfurt Odds
Tottenham Hotspur host Frankfurt in the Champions League in a vital game where they will attempt to get back on track in Europe. We’ve previewed the upcoming fixture and picked out two bets that we like the look of...
Tottenham vs Frankfurt tips
Tottenham have had a relatively inconsistent European campaign so far with one draw, one win, and one loss in their first three games; their sole win coming in way of a 2-0 win at home against Marseille. They will return to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, a place where they are currently enjoying five wins in a row. On the road, Spurs have only managed one point from two games in the Champions League so a trip back home will be one they are eagerly awaiting.
Frankfurt have an incredibly similar record to Tottenham in the Champions League with the same record of one draw, one win, and one loss, which means they are only behind Spurs in the group due to goal difference. Frankfurt have won their only away trip so far in Europe this season and are yet to record a win at home. Their away record is fairly impressive overall this season with them recently having four wins in a row on the road.
As far as team news goes Tottenham’s star man Harry Kane is a potential doubt for the home side after he was forced off early against Brighton on Saturday due to an ankle injury. Dejan Kulusevski also remains a doubt after he only returned to training on Tuesday. For the away side there are no major concerns with only a few backup players being missing through injury.
When it comes to both teams scoring in a game, Spurs are no strangers. In three of their four games this season at home in the Premier League we have seen both teams finding the back of the net. Frankfurt boasts the exact same rate when it comes to scoring away fixtures in the Bundesliga, with a 75% BTTS ratio it puts them as the third-best team in the league for seeing both teams scoring away from home.
Tottenham have managed to score 15 goals in their last five games at home in the league, and whilst this may be a different competition with it being a European game, the statistic still shows how good Spurs are at scoring when it comes to playing in their home ground. The English side also comes in as 1/2 favourites for the game, so having them score one goal should not be much of an issue with the firepower they have. On the Frankfurt side of things, they’ve scored nine in their last five away games, only failing to score in one of those which was a 3-0 blowout to Bochum over the weekend.
With both teams' scoring records and Spurs’ vulnerabilities at the back, I think this is the perfect game for both teams to have a real go at it. Whilst I do fancy the home side to get the job done, I think Frankfurt can trouble them as it’s evident they do not fear going all out on the road.
With Richarlison’s recent success in the Champions League, we could definitely see the Brazilian starting this game. If he is to start he will be playing near Heung-min Son and potentially Harry Kane if he is fit. Dejan Kulusevski still looks like a doubt and Lucas Moura is still injured so I would be surprised to see Richarlison not involved in this game.
I'm expecting Spurs to have a good few chances in this game and potentially rack up three or more goals. With Kane and Son both firing at home this season, I really do expect either of them to score, and with Richarlison priced at 5/1 to get an assist, I think it's great value.
The Brazilian has three assists in 311 minutes this season in the Premier League and is not lacking confidence on the European stage with two goals in three in the Champions League. I'm expecting him to take up Kulusevski's role on the right-hand side which probably won't open him up to many scoring opportunities but will definitely give him the space to run on the counter and give him a good chance to get the ball into Kane or Son.
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