Heung-min Son has been ruled out for "a number of weeks", joining Harry Kane on the treatment table, as the Bundesliga title hopefuls visit.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Kick-off time: 8pm GMT
Prediction: Tottenham 1-1 RB Leipzig
Spurs enjoy this competition and have a knack of coming up trumps when needed - that Bayern result aside - so they should be good for a goal or two in front of their own fans.
Unfortunately for them, Leipzig are back in form after a wobble and have absolutely nothing to lose. Jose Mourinho would take a draw now, I'm sure.
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How to follow
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Head to head (H2H) history and results
This is the first time these two teams have met.
- Tottenham to win: 13/8
- RB Leipzig to win: 13/8
- Draw: 23/10
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The injury to Heung-min Son, who will have surgery on a fractured right arm, has further limited Jose Mourinho’s attacking options. The Spurs manager would appear to be to left with a few possibilities: start Ryan Sessegnon or Erik Lamela in a straight swap for the South Korean or move Dele Alli or Giovani Lo Celso into the front three, with Tanguy Ndombele or Gedson Fernandes coming into midfield.
Lamela is struggling with a thigh problem and is unlikely to be risked from the start against the Germans, however, leaving the versatile Lo Celso as the likeliest options to fill Son's boots. Mourinho's other decision is whether Ben Davies can start again after coming through 90 minutes on his return from injury against Aston Villa on Sunday.
With Chelsea to follow less some 62 hours later, Japhet Tanganga could come in, with Davies returning at Stamford Bridge. Jan Vertonghen is pushing Davinson Sanchez for a place at centre-half but the Colombian's recent performances give him the edge.
Tottenham predicted XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga; Ndombele, Winks, Dele; Lo Celso, Lucas, Bergwijn
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