What is better than one night of midweek Champions League action? Two nights of midweek Champions League action.
Continental Warfare Begins
With Tottenham earning a return to European club football’s top table, they will not be looking to make up the numbers in this season’s edition of the Champions League.
Two Unbeaten Teams
After getting the better of Fulham last weekend, Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign continues and with them being just one point off the top, manager Antonio Conte might just be building a genuine title tilt in the white half of North London.
However, dreams of domestic dominance will now have to be parked to one side and with Spurs returning to the Champions League after a period of exile, their focus will be placed on mixing with the best that Europe has to offer.
Although Marseille are not necessarily the very best, they have also gone unbeaten in their own league campaign and with Igor Tudor’s men currently joint top of Ligue 1, the are a side that should not be overlooked.
Especially as the Stade Velodrome outfit have picked up 16 points from the first 18 on offer and although France’s top tier is not quite as comparable to the Premier League, it is not a haul to be sniffed at.
While this encounter will have something of a Juventus theme related to it and with both Tudor and Conte marshalling the Old Lady’s midfield in the late 1990′s and 2000′s, two former teammates are now set to go toe to toe on Wednesday.
There will be no shortage of managerial nous on show, but more importantly there will be no shortage of attacking talent either and with Richarlison finally starting in the Premier League last weekend, he will hope enough was done to earn a place in the starting eleven against Marseille.
If only because the Brazilian forward was purchased with this competition in mind and with Tottenham now having an additional option when it comes to their attack, it will only boost their chances of outright success at the end of the season.
Then again, it is success on Wednesday which will be of initial importance and this game could also be of importance to Heung min-son. With the South Korean itching to get his goal account opened for the season, there is no better occasion than netting in the Champions League.
Not only that, but I think the 30-year-old may even open proceedings against Marseille and if you also think that this will be the case, you can join me in backing him at odds of 9/2 with Bet365. A price that is rather tempting.
While for those who are looking for a slice of midweek Champions League value, a correct score bet is as good as any and if Heung min-Son gets things underway for Spurs, I think a 3-1 home win at odds of 11/1 is also worth a look.