It’s a momentous occasion at Wembley this evening as Spurs seek to make the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since the 2010/11 season. The tie is keenly poised on a knife edge with a dramatic 2-2 draw in Turin last time out giving the North Londoners a narrow away goal advantage.
Juventus star man in the first leg was the Argentine Gonzalo Higuain (£1.52) who scored both of Juve’s goals but he also smashed the woodwork from the penalty spot just before half-time which not only would have sealed his hat-trick but a 3-1 lead into the break. Spurs were able to claw their way back and now Higuain is a doubt for the fixture this evening having only just returned from injury meaning another notable Argentine may well be called upon yet again. A certain Paulo Dybala (£4.88) was the hero in a dramatic last gasp victory over Lazio at the weekend and Indexers will be hoping he can turn on the style once more again this evening. He will be the big threat for Spurs defenders Jan Vertonghen (£1.71) and Davinson Sanchez (£1.66) who will be hoping to keep La Joya quiet!
Whilst Spurs will be turning to Harry Kane (£9.93). The Englishman briefly topped the Index yesterday ahead of Neymar and is on the cusp of smashing the £10 marker. A strong performance tonight and qualification for the quarter-finals and treble match day dividends will surely see the £10 barrier surpassed! But Kane isn’t the only man in form with South Korean Heung-Ming Son (£1.86) netting four times in Spurs last two games, could Son be the one for match day dividends?
Spurs though aren’t the only English side in action tonight as Manchester City welcome F.C. Basel to the Etihad having won the first leg 4-0. Similar to Liverpool last night I would expect some changes to the first eleven tonight and the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko (£0.91), Phil Foden (£1.64) and Gabriel Jesus (£4.16) may all get a chance to shine and be leading candidates for those match day dividends with City likely to dominate the possession! Surely another easy win for Pep’s men!
So will both English sides go through to join Liverpool? And who claims the dividends? It’s another exciting night of UCL football!