Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back from their derby defeat as they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League on Tuesday at the Waldstadion.
Antonio Conte’s side fell to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta’s men dominating almost the entire game.
Emerson Royal’s red card in the second-half was a big blow for Spurs but the Gunners were already 2-1 ahead at that point. And Granit Xhaka’s 67th-minute strike put the game beyond the visitors as they cemented their place at the top of the table.
Tottenham will be eager to get back to winning ways when they meet Frankfurt on Tuesday.
However, that will be easier said than done as Oliver Glasner’s side are currently on an impressive run.
The Bundesliga outfit have won their previous three matches across all competitions, with their latest victory coming against league leaders Union Berlin at the weekend.
Frankfurt lifted their second Europa League trophy last season, beating the likes of Barcelona, West Ham United and Rangers in the process. They will be looking to at least make it to the knockouts of the Champions League this term but their group isn’t very favourable, featuring Sporting Lisbon, Tottenham and Marseille.
However, Oliver Glasner’s men outclassed Marseille in their previous European game and will be confident they can take full points from the home encounter against Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur haven’t faced Frankfurt in the Champions League ever before and so Tuesday’s match will be the first time they will meet each other in the elite competition. Antonio Conte’s side eased past Marseille in their first Group D match but Sporting stunned them with a 2-0 defeat after injury time goals from Paulinho and Arthur.
The North London side cannot afford any more slip-ups and so they will likely put their best efforts to come away with full points.
Conte will be dealing with a few injury problems this week, with Dejan Kulusevksi, Ben Davies and Lucas Moura all doubtful for the upcoming fixture. The Italian boss could make a few changes on Tuesday, with Yves Bissouma, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon all likely to be part of the playing XI.
As for Frankfurt, Kristijan Jakic is expected to be unavailable after he picked up an injury while on international duty for Croatia. While Aurelio Buta and Almamy Toure will also sit out the game as they are not registered for the Champions League yet.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur Potential line-ups
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp; Ndicka, Hasebe, Tuta; Lenz, Sow, Rode, Knauff; Kamada, Kolo Muani, Lindstrom
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Sanchez; Sessegnon, Bentancur, Bissouma, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
Considering the quality of players at the disposal of Conte, Tottenham shouldn’t have much problems to seal full points from the Champions League match. However, Frankfurt will be playing in front of their own crowd and they have shown last season they are capable of beating any big teams in Europe.
A draw seems to be the most likely result on Tuesday.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
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