Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has shared his score prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Marseille this evening.
Antonio Conte leads the north Londoners into their first Champions League fixture in over two years at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as they look to kick off their Group D campaign with a win over their French opponents.
Sutton believes that Spurs will have a battle on their hands against Marseille, who have players who have pulled on an Arsenal shirt within their ranks, while also suggesting that Conte needs to consider how he shuffles his team selection with the club currently playing three games a week.
Tottenham make the trip to Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday evening, with both sides looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
City were in devastating form last night as they dismantled Sevilla 4-0 on their own turf with Erling Haaland once again among the goals.
Sutton told The Mail: “Are you Arsenal in disguise?
“Marseille’s dressing room contains a real Gunners allegiance. There’s Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac and Nuno Tavares, along with other former Premier League players Dimitri Payet and and Eric Bailly.
Tottenham are in for a game on Wednesday but there’s something brewing under Antonio Conte.
“He has the same dilemma as every other coach — he needs to look at how he rotates his team across three games a week — but his new Brazilian livewire helps him with that predicament.
“Just remember, Richarlison: if you score tomorrow, be sure that the goal is good before you whip off your shirt like against Fulham!
“Score prediction: 2-1 to Tottenham.”
Tottenham will be looking to come out of the blocks and hopefully put the game to bed halfway through the second half which would allow Conte to bring of the likes of Harry Kane ahead of the trip to the Etihad.
The north Londoners need to be winning their home matches at the very least if they want to top the Group D table.
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