It's hard to see Spurs bringing three points back from Monaco on Tuesday night.
AS Monaco v Tottenham Hotspur – Tuesday 19:45, BT Sport 2
One more point is all Monaco need to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and they could secure that point at home on Tuesday night against Spurs. Spurs’ campaign has stuttered badly since an away win at CSKA Moscow, and they will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the loss they suffered at Wembley against Monaco in September.
Mauro Pochettino will be aware that his Tottenham side probably need two wins to qualify, and they will take heart from their performance against West Ham at the weekend, where a Harry Kane brace secured the three points late on. Alderweireld and Lamela are still out owing to injury, but Dele Alli is set to come back into the side, so expect a return to a 4-2-3-1 formation. The home side have performed well at Stade Louis II in European competition recently, going undefeated in their last seven home Champions League games, but only two of those games have produced clean sheets for Monaco.
Since 2004, London teams have played 14 games away against French teams, of which just five have been won by the visitors, so it is hard to see Tottenham coming home with three points. That being said we like Spurs’ attacking options with Alli and Kane back in the side, so we expect them to score even if it’s in a losing cause and the 2-1 Monaco correct score at 10.0 represents value.