With Pochettino’s men looking unconvincing at the back, expect them to serve up another high-scoring game against the Nerazzurri.

Tottenham will be determined to put their disappointing league form behind them when they kick off their Champions League campaign at the San Siro against Inter on Tuesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men come into this match on the back of two consecutive defeats, losing away to Watford before coming unstuck at home to Liverpool this weekend.

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Nevertheless, they are marginal 8/5 (2.60) favourites with SportPesa to bounce back by opening their European campaign with an impressive win in Italy.

None of the hosts’ last 13 Champions League home matches have resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them being held to a first stalemate since 2009 here.

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Danilo D’Ambrosio is a doubt for Luciano Spalletti’s team after coming off injured against Parma at the weekend, joining Lautaro Martinez and Sime Vrsaljko on the sidelines.

Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli remain sidelined after missing the Liverpool defeat due to injury, while Moussa Sissoko is also unlikely to feature. Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld have been left out of the squad as a “technical decision” according to Pochettino.

Shaky Spurs

Considering his reputation as both a strong tactician and motivator, Pochettino will be particularly disappointed with his team’s lacklustre performances over the last couple of games.

Spurs looked off the pace against both Watford and Liverpool, giving away a number of chances in uncharacteristically careless fashion.

With just one clean sheet to their name in five fixtures so far this season, they are likely to struggle against an Inter attack boasting goal-scoring talents such as Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic.

Predictions

Nevertheless, having found the net in each of their last 10 Champions League games, odds of 21/20 (2.05) offer strong value on Tottenham ensuring over 2.5 goals for a sixth match in six this season.

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