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STAR PREVIEW: Spurs v Real Madrid

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]reat to get the Roma win up last night and it was much easier than I could have hoped for in the end.

More Champions League action tonight with Liverpool, Man City and Spurs all in action.

Pick of the games looks to be Spurs v Real Madrid at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino’s men held the mighty Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu last month and the sides can’t be split at the top of Group H with both having seven points from three games and a goal difference of +5.

Pochettino received a boost with the news that Harry Kane is fit to start after he missed the 1-0 defeat against Man U at the weekend with a hamstring injury. His participation is obviously a massive positive for the hosts, especially as Real will be without Gareth Bale who has failed to recover from his calf injury and will miss the match together with first-choice keeper Keylor Navas and centre-back Raphael Varane who remain injured.

Real are also coming into this rattled which might not be the best news for Spurs. They were beaten 2-1 by minnows Girona in La Liga on Sunday destroying countless accas (including mine) in the process.

That defeat leaves them eight points adrift of Barcelona and manager Zinedine Zidane said: “Perhaps some people might think that after a defeat we are down in the dumps but that’s not the case.”

“We all know how football works, sometimes you are going to lose matches and it’s obviously frustrating.

“After a defeat people aren’t happy but in some ways I like this. I like that we have a big game coming up. I feel I work my best in these situations.”

Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD

(Maximum 10 matches)
Oct 2017 EUROPEAN CUP Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham
Apr 2011 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Tottenham 0-1 Real Madrid
Apr 2011 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 4-0 Tottenham
Mar 1985 UEFA CUP Real Madrid 0-0 Tottenham
Mar 1985 UEFA CUP Tottenham 0-1 Real Madrid

This game is an interesting punting proposition but with the team news favouring Spurs and Real on a rare average run of form it might be the time to support Spurs for the three points. 21/10 looks fair enough with Star Sports. After all, the Wembley hoodoo is now over…… isn’t it?

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