Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on BayArena when Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham Hotspur face each other on Tuesday night in the Group E derby. The Bundesliga team are eyeing their first win of the 2016/2017 Champions League campaign and it has to be noted that they are on a seven-game winless run in all competitions ahead of the visit of Tottenham Hotspur. The Germans, though, are undefeated in previous six home games in the elite competition and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Tuesday’s football match. Their next rivals Tottenham Hotspur proved their worth in a 1-0 win over CSKA and thanks to the triumph the Premier League team managed to keep their hopes of booking their place in the knockout stages of the competition alive. Nonetheless, Bayer Leverkusen are a real force to be reckoned with at home and that is the main reason why we predict Roger Schmidt’s men will emerge triumphant in the BayArena clash.
Highlighted Player (Calhanoglu):
Hakan Calhanoglu is another one in the long line of Turkish footballers who were born in Germany, so it is hardly surprising he came to prominence thanks to his performances in Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder with great vision and very good goalscoring record started his professional career at Karlsruher, scoring impressive 17 goals in 50 league outings to earn a move to Bundesliga side Hamburg. The spell at Imtech Arena was merely a stepping stone for bigger things as 11 goals in his debut top flight campaign persuaded Bayer Leverkusen to splash nearly €15 million on his services. That proved a very good investment as Calhanoglu continued the rich vein of form, and it is now a matter of time before he joins one of European powerhouses. The midfield maestro had a bright start to his career in the Turkey national team, scoring 5 goals in first 16 caps, and chances are he will become a leader for Milli Takim in the foreseeable future.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham Hotspur):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings. Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title. Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.