Milan away is AC peasy
Tottenham will have to be at their very best if they are going to beat AC Milan on Tuesday evening. The Italian side are a strong outfit this season and are dominating Serie A.
They were beaten last season by Manchester United in the Champions League but they have a new manager with Allegri and he has made some world class signings. Milan won at the weekend, they put four goals past a struggling Parma and they have become a cohesive unit.
Milan have a player in Ibrahimovic that can turn the game with just one touch of the ball and the former Manchester City player Robinho is Milan's equivalent to Spurs' Gareth Bale.
The Swede has scored eighteen goals for the Serie A leaders this season. He is technically outstanding and although he is massive and powerful, he has a deft wonderful touch.
He is even money to score anytime and 9/2 to score two or more. AC Milan are 8/11 to win in ninety minutes, the draw is 5/2 and the away win is 4/1.
This is one of Tottenham's biggest matches in their history and they are without the influential Gareth Bale, he has a back problem. Spurs' defending is not their strong point and they will need to play as a unit to stop the threat of Zlatan.
Tottenham will go to Milan and attack, Kranjcar will fill the void left by Bale and he is in fantastic form. He almost left the club during the winter transfer window but he is the perfect squad player. He is 7/2 to score anytime and he was superb against Sunderland at the weekend.
Tottenham will play on the counter attack and the price of over 2.5 goals is 10/11. There have been three or more goals in three of the last four Tottenham games.
Tottenham were defeated at the San Siro 4-3 in the group stages of the competition by Inter, so there will be no fear factor for the players at the stadium.
Tottenham will need to keep Robinho quiet. The inconsistent Brazilian may not turn up but if he is on form he will keep playing those dangerous through balls to Pato and Ibrahimovic. Spurs are also sweating on the fitness of Modric and Crouch.
Tottenham came from behind to stun Sunderland and they are 16/1 to do it against AC Milan. In the league, Tottenham have collected a massive twenty points from losing positions.
They are a resilient side and there mentality seems to be based around the idea, that if you score one, we will score two!
They can defend, but as long as they get the win or three points, the score line does not matter. The Match Winner is for there to be five or more goals scored in the match. Spurs may play with a lone striker and pack the midfield with five men.
However, if they play Defoe alongside Crouch and go with the two players upfront, the 7/1 for five or more goals in the match could be a tempting punt.