20:00 Tuesday

Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur Stats    

  • Both of Tottenham’s away games in this competition have seen the score level at the break
  • Antonio Conte’s men need just a point to guarantee their place in the knockout phase
  • Marseille need to go for it but will likely want to keep things tight in the early stages

 

Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur Tips

Betting Tip: Half-time draw

In a somewhat remarkable turn of events, all four sides have a chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the Champions League heading into the final group stage game. Visitors Tottenham Hotspur currently top the group with eight points and they travel to the Stade Vélodrome needing only a draw to guarantee progression.

The situation is very different for the hosts who need to go out and claim victory in order to progress. It’s a less than ideal time to be playing in such an important game for Marseille who are currently on a four game winless streak across all competitions. 

Spurs boss Antonio Conte won’t be on the touchline for this encounter as he serves a suspension after being dismissed during Tottenham's Champions League draw at home to Sporting. But he’ll be demanding that his side keep things compact and not to have any lapses in concentration at the back.

If there’s to be a winner in this one, I think it’ll likely come in the second half of proceedings. Marseille won’t want to make their mission even more difficult by conceding and the visitors don’t need to flood forward with numbers.

The game plan for the hosts looks likely to throw the gauntlet at the Lilywhites in the second-half and I think there’s good value in the scoreline being level at the break.

Half time draw - 1pt @ 13/10

Betting Tip: Over 1.5 Second Half Goals

In a similar pattern of thinking to the previous pick, I see the decisive moments occurring in the second-half and if we see one goal, it will force the issue and we could be in for an enthralling encounter on Tuesday evening.

Eight of the hosts last nine games at this venue have seen a goal in the second half but with heavy consequences for the side that potentially concedes, I think there’s good value in two or more goals being witnessed.

In perfect timing, Tottenham Hotspur showed they have the fighting spirit required to come from behind ahead of this encounter when they came from 2-0 down to beat Bournemouth 3-2 away from home at the weekend. They may need to call on that spirit once again here if they lose concentration here.

A lot depends on how Igor Tudor’s side approach this game as they go in search of a required win but I think there’s good value on at least two goals being produced after the break.