Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas has shared his prediction ahead of tonight’s match between Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur.
It looks to be a much-changed side which will take to the field at the Allianz Arena this evening with Jose Mourinho having decided to rest some key players.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier have all not travelled to Germany with Jose Mourinho instead deciding to include the likes of Troy Parrott, Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessegnon in his squad.
Nicholas believes that Spurs will end their Group B campaign with defeat in Bavaria, but expects the scoreline to be considerably closer than the 7-2 humiliation which Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered in North London earlier in the competition.
Thankfully, Spurs have already booked their place in the knockout stages having beaten Olympiacos 5-0 in the previous match and face Bayern without the pressure of needing a result.
Nicholas told Sky Sports: “Why wouldn’t Jose Mourinho fancy this one? He got the defence sorted a bit better against Burnley, but the attackers were great. They do this naturally. He just needs to pick who is on form, the likes of Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane, and off they go.
“They were embarrassed by Bayern Munich last time and the Germans are through. They might want this, just in case they face off once again in the knockout stages, so they may want to humiliate them again.
“I think they will want to beat them and give them a nudge as to who is the bigger giant in Europe. Tottenham made the final last season so teams want to knock them down. Mourinho will fancy his side but he will make some changes.
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