2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Tottenham vs Olympiacos Preview & Prediction
When does Tottenham vs Olympiacos kick off? Tuesday 26th November, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)
Where is Tottenham vs Olympiacos being played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
What TV channel is Tottenham vs Olympiacos on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule
Where can I stream Tottenham vs Olympiacos in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app
Where can I get tickets for Tottenham vs Olympiacos?
What was the score in the last meeting between Tottenham & Olympiacos? Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham
THE TEAM NEWS
- Jose Mourinho got off to a winning start as Tottenham manager with a 3-2 win at West Ham on Saturday and he can guarantee qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with victory in his home debut.
- Ben Davies is a doubt after limping off against West Ham so Danny Rose will almost certainly come in at left-back, while Jan Vertonghen and Tanguy Ndombele remain doubtful.
- Mourinho deployed a 4-2-3-1 system at West Ham with Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min playing behind Harry Kane, and all three are expected to keep their places after impressing.
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Dier, Ndombele; Lucas Moura, Alli, Son; Kane
Unavailable: Lloris (Injured), Lamela (Injured), Vorm (Injured), Davies (Injured)
Doubtful: Vertonghen (Injured), Ndombele (Injured)
- Olympiacos need to win to maintain any mathematical chance of qualification but finishing third is realistically their best hope now.
- They lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation in Saturday's draw at Panionios but coach Pedro Martins has tended to go for 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 in the Champions League, with more of an emphasis on counter-attacking.
- Experienced midfielder Mathieu Valbuena is expected to be recalled to the side after coming on and scoring in Saturday's Super League match.
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Jose Sa; Bruno Gaspar, Ruben Semedo, Meriah, Tsimikas; Valbuena, Camara, Bouchalakis; Daniel Podence, Guerrero, Soudani
Unavailable: Fortounis (Injured), Cisse (Injured)
Mourinho will be relishing making his return to the Champions League stage and this should be a comfortable win for Tottenham against an Olympiacos side who are winless in 12 Champions League group games and have only won once in England. A strong start by Spurs should see them through.