After losing the north London derby, Spurs will be supermotivated to bounce back. They beat Dynamo 2-0 in the first leg an should finish the business in the away leg. I see them as heavy favourites to win the return clash.
The first leg has shown a huge difference in ***** between the to sides. Ajax just look a different ***** team. I don't see them lose on Thursday. Both Teams To Score at 1.49 looks an interesting option as well.
Evening, punters! After the result of the first game, the return leg is a sheer formality. Shakhtar will fight for their prestige and I believe they'll be motivated enough to put in a strong performance. I have no doubt they'll score with Roma having enough firepower to respond them.
1. The two teams have met each other just once in the past. 2. It was in the group phase of this very competition when Tottenham claimed a demolishing 4-0 victory on the home court.
Dinamo Zagreb have been one of the most pleasant surprises of this season’s group stage. They conceded only one goal in six group-phase matches and it came in the last round’s clash against CSKA Moscow. They quite comfortably went past Krasnodar in the last 32 round, beating the Russians 2-3 on the road and 1-0 at home.
However, I don’t see them doing much against the in-form and free-scoring Tottenham Hotspur, regardless of all of the numbers and the statistics they have put in this term.
The home win has to be a banker bet at the 1.40 odds. I will be brave enough and back the Spurs to keep a clean sheet as well, something they’ve done in three of the last four outings across competitions.
The home win to nil is paid at the 2.40 odds, while I will also back Tottenham to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 2.00.
Manchester United will enter the clash in much higher spirits after beating bitter city rivals Manchester City 0-2 on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw were on target in the match that ended Pep Guardiola’s fabulous winning streak.
The team led by Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer have now kept four subsequent clean sheets across competitions. They have not conceded at all against Real Sociedad in the previous round and I can easily see them keeping things tight here against Zlatan-less Milan.
The Rossoneri still hold the second place in the Serie A standings but their form has been far from impressive recently. They failed to see off Red Star Belgrade in two Europa League matches, they fell 2-0 at Spezia, they lost the city derby against Inter Milan 0-3, and they only played a 1-1 draw to Udinese at home in between the wins over Roma and Verona.