Mauricio Pochettino's side have every reason to be optimistic about Tuesday's clash.
Leverkusen v Spurs – Tuesday 19:45, BT Sport 2
Neither of these teams managed to win at the weekend as Leverkusen were beaten at Bremen and Spurs held at West Brom. The Germans have drawn their opening two matches – both score-draws – and they’ve lost just one of 12 home matches in Europe since the start of 2014/15. Half of those games had at least four goals and while the last six have all been level at half-time just one of those was goalless. They are generally very strong at home and are unbeaten in their last 10 here in all competitions.
English teams have been regular visitors to Germany in the Champions League in recent years. Since 2009/10 there have been 17 such matches in the group stages and they’ve been evenly split W7-D3-L7, with 11 having at least three goals and eight having four or more. Take out Bayern, however, and the English have gone an excellent W6-D3-L4.
Spurs won in Moscow last time out and while they struggled in front of goal against West Brom they should enjoy the extra space with Leverkusen unlikely to park the bus to the same extent as the Baggies. At the other end, however, they do have a major concern. Toby Alderweireld failed to complete 90 minutes in the league for just the second time since joining Spurs at the start of last season and will join Harry Kane on the sidelines.