All out attack as Spurs aim for the next round
Harry Redknapp and his Tottenham side can achieve their dream of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Champions League should they beat Werder Bremen at White Hart Lane.
When the groups were drawn, most Tottenham fans were quietly confident of maybe sneaking into the next round in second place behind current holders Inter Milan. Not many would have predicted that after four matches they would be top and qualification as group winners is a viable prospect.
Tottenham (4/9) couldn't really come in to the match on better form either, since beating Inter Milan 3-1 at home on the 2nd November they have lost just one match and in their last match they came back from two goals down to beat local rivals Arsenal 3-2 away from home.
Werder Bremen (5/1) aren't doing the best domestically this season, after their lofty 3rd place finish last year they currently lie 12th in the table with just 15 points from their opening 13 matches. They haven't won a match in over a month and confident is low in Bremen.
Tottenham were unlucky not to come away from the Weserstadion without all three points in the reverse fixture. After going two goals up in the first 18 minutes, they surrendered that lead and only came away with a point. The draw in this match is 19/5.
There is no chance of Tottenham settling for the draw though; especially with the next round so close they can touch it. They will be using all their attacking force to make sure the job is done on the night.
When you have Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Robbie Keane, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and the fantastic Rafael van der Vaart all battling for a first team place, you must always expect goals to be rife when Spurs play.
I do see a fair few goals coming as not only are Tottenham battling to qualify, should Werder lose this match they would finish bottom and be knocked out of the Champions League. With both sides going for it I like the look of over three match goals at 5/4.
To get the best price on Spurs you have to be looking at the Tottenham -1 goal handicap at 21/20, at odds against for them to outscore their opponents by two seems a cracking price.
It is hard to avoid the usual suspects in front of goal when Tottenham play, Rafael van der Vaart just can't stop scoring, he has eight goals already and he always seems to be involved in every Spurs attack. The diminutive Dutchman is 4/1 to score first or even money anytime.
Gareth Bale scored to start the fight back against Arsenal taking his season tally up to nine goals, four of which have come in the Champions League. He is an impressive 13/2 to score first or 15/8 anytime.
In the Arsenal match we offered you a massive 20/1 that both Bale and van der Vaart would score at anytime, and they duly delivered. As this match is supposedly a bit simpler than an away trip to Arsenal, we offer 8/1 that they will both score anytime in this encounter.
Werder Bremen are of course, no pushovers and I am sure Harry Redknapp will not be under-estimating his opponents. However, when you take into account the players Tottenham have at their disposal it is hard to see them not getting all three points here and making it to the next round.