UCL Preview: Tottenham vs. Dortmund

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UCL Preview: Tottenham vs. Dortmund

Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund are facing each other for the third time in the last four seasons in European competition. Their head-to-head record is balanced, with two wins each.

Tottenham Hotspur won their two previous encounters with Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, it came in last season’s group stages (3-1 at Wembley, 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park).

Dortmund have never failed to score against Tottenham Hotspur in European competition (4 matches).

Borussia Dortmund have reached the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League for the fifth time in their last six campaigns whilst this is the first time Tottenham Hotspur have reached the knockout phase in consecutive seasons.

Among the 16 remaining teams in the UEFA Champions League, Tottenham Hotspur were the only side to post a negative goal difference in this season’s group stages (-1).

All 19 goals scored in the UEFA Champions League this season by Tottenham Hotspur (9) and Borussia Dortmund (10) have come from open play.

Eight of Tottenham Hotspur’s nine goals in the UEFA Champions League this season have come in the second-half (89%).

No team has scored more goals in the last 15 minutes of UEFA Champions League matches this season than Borussia Dortmund (5). Their bench has also been the most clinical with five goals coming from substitutes.

No team conceded fewer UEFA Champions League goals than Borussia Dortmund in this season’s group stages (2 in 6 matches).

Harry Kane has been directly involved in 48% of Tottenham Hotspur’s goals in the UEFA Champions League over the last three seasons (16/33), scoring 13 times and assisting on three occasions.

Raphael Guerreiro has scored four of Borussia Dortmund’s last five goals in the UEFA Champions League. He is the top Portuguese scorer in this season’s competition (4 goals).

Prediction : Over 2.5 Goals