Anything that could have possibly gone wrong for Tottenham against Real Madrid did so as they lost Aaron Lennon in the warm-up, conceded an early goal and were reduced to ten men after just 15 minutes. Harry Redknapp’s charges went on to lose 4-0 in the Bernabeu and subsequently, they need a miracle to avoid a seemingly inevitable Champions League quarter final exit.
With such a commanding lead, Jose Mourinho’s men are not going to be denied a place in the last four and indeed they’re just 1/100 with William Hill to qualify but the question for punters is, can Spurs make a dent in that 4-0 advantage?
Bookies don’t seem sure, though most make the visitors slight favourites to prevail at White Hart Lane, Stan James pricing an away win at 13/8. However, Tottenham owe their supporters a big performance and given that they have impressed in the competition so far, it’s not unreasonable to chalk up last week’s heavy defeat as just a bad day at the office.
Knowing that they’ve all but guaranteed a semi-final match-up against Barcelona, Madrid could go through the motions a touch too, especially as they will have half an eye on a couple of impending domestic showdowns with their bitter rivals so it’s worth siding with the hosts here at odds of 9/5 with bet365.
Tottenham to beat Real Madrid – 9/5 (bet365)