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Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund – Can Spurs end their Wembley hoodoo?

Spurs have been handed a tough draw in the Champions League and start by hosting Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are yet to win at their temporary home so far this season and know results must improve if they’re to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages for the first time in 7 years.

With Real Madrid and APOEL the other two sides in Group H, Spurs know a win against Dortmund will stand them in good stead going forward.

Tottenham have experienced a mix start to the new Premier League campaign taking 7 points from a potential 12, but head into the game on the back of a convincing 3-0 away win at Everton and will be full of confidence. Their opponents, though, will be no pushovers. The Germans have enjoyed a great start to their Bundesliga campaign and are unbeaten after three games despite many predicting a transition period following the appointment of Peter Bosz.

The new boss has a reputation for implementing an exciting brand of football and enjoyed a successful European adventure last season guiding Ajax to the final of the Europa League. Dortmund will be no pushovers, so Spurs will need to put the Wembley hoodoo to bed if they’re to bag all three points.

Harry Kane was on the score sheet twice at the weekend, the prolific goal scorer has now netted 101 goals for Tottenham – he’s just 24. And of course he’s the obvious pick to open the scoring at 7/2.

The hosts will be without Victor Wanyama but Mousa Dembele could return to the starting line-up.

As for Dortmund Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra are expected to miss out after picking up knocks at the weekend. They join Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro, Andre Schurrle, Erik Durm and Sebastian Rode on the sidelines.

Dortmund have yet to concede a goal this season and will pose a tough test for Spurs who haven’t enjoyed playing at Wembley of late. Take that into account I fancy both teams to take a share of the points and will be backing the draw at 5/2.

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