Former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League match at Red Star Belgrade tomorrow night.
Spurs head into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday which extended the club’s run of seeking their first competitive away victory since January.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side find themselves in second place on the Group B table, just a point ahead of their Serbian opponents in what could prove to be a crucial game in deciding who is likely to join Bayern Munich in the knockout stages of the competition.
Nicholas has tipped Spurs to get a rare away win, however has warned that there will be significant repercussions for Pochettino and his players if they do not progress.
He told Sky Sports: “Red Star Belgrade put themselves in the shop window when they play at home, but they freeze away from home.
“Red Star will not be fooled by what they have to do, but they will have been embarrassed by what they went through in London. If Harry Kane is fit, does Christian Eriksen drop out? Dele Alli scoring against Everton forces the hand there, but where does Lucas Moura stand?
“Tottenham are only a point above Red Star. Bayern Munich will cruise through this group and it is about who finishes second. If they don’t go through, there will be major questions asked and a lot of players and staff will come under scrutiny.
After making it to last season’s final, it would be considered a disaster if Spurs do not even make it through the group stage.
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