TOT vs OLY Dream11 : Last year’s finalists Tottenham look to get their new campaign off to a thriving start today
For Tottenham, the 2018-19 edition of the prestigious Champions League was as expansive as the side could have fathomed. Making it to the final of the showpiece tournamnet is a narrative which not even the most ardent of supporters would have dreamt of, an unprecedented journey which saw the side earn the highest of accolades from all quarters.
They ultimately went down to Liverpool in the summit clash, a 2-0 defeat but one which in no way blemished what was otherwise a speckle free campaign by the English side who had impressed everyone with their determination, grit and guile. Beginning life in the newest edition of the tournamnet today, the side will be looking to emanate the same rapturous display against Olympiakos as they look to set down their credentials early on.
Currently sitting in third place in the Premier League, early life in the league has been one which has given both moments of joy and sorrow to Tottenham. They pulled off an extremely impressive draw against Manchester City and arsenal but subsequently went onto lose to Newcastle, a result which marred what would have been a perfect advent in PL 2019-20.
Now paired in a relatively easy Group B in the Champions League, Tottenham would be quietly confident of registering their first three points in the tournamnet opener itself. Albeit the away fixture looks to be a tricky one, the side are coming into it in the wake of a sensational 4-0 battering of Crystal Palace, a result which bodes for them ahead of today’s upcoming clash.
Elsewhere, for Olympiacos return to the Champions League after missing out on last year’s season begins with a stringent fixture. The side have been in indomitable form in the Greek Super League but know that Tottenham are a completely different entity to the ones they face week in and week out in Greece, a side which will test their resources and resolve right to the limit.
TOT vs OLY Match Prediction
Although Olympiacos were impressive in the qualification round to make it this far and Tottenham prone to finding it difficult in away fixtures, we envisage the Premier League side pulling off a win today. They not only come laden with a superior bunch of players, names who know what it takes to succeed at the highest level but are capable of crafting goals at crucial junctures, a narrative which Olympiacos will find tough to counter today.
Probable Playing 11
- Kostas Fortounis and CB Ruben Semedo are both out for Olympiacos due to their ongoing injury problems.
- Julian Foyth, Lo Celso are yet to recover from their injuries, leaving the two out of today’s clash for Tottenham.
Sa, Elabdellaoui, Meriah, Cisse, Koutris, Camara, Guilherme, Randjelovic, Valbuena, Podence, Youssef El Arabi
Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Ndombele, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Napoli Vs Liverpool Group E
Date And Time: 18th September, Wednesday- 10:25pm IST
Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Sa, Koutris, Podence, El Arabi
- Davies, Ndombele, Moura, Kane
Top Goal Scorer
- Youssef El Arabi
TOT vs OLY Dream11 Goal-Keeper
We’ll be beginning our picks with the selection of Olympiacos’ goal-keeper, Jose Sa for today’s clash. The shot stopper won’t face an easy night with Tottenham known to be ruthless and clinical infront of goal but the barrage of shots he’ll be coming up against should increase the likelihood of him getting some neat save points for us.
TOT vs OLY Dream11 Defenders
If any side are going to be keeping a cleansheet today, it’s Tottenham. They have their own vulnerabilities at the back, error prone when put under pressure but the side should control the majority of the play today, keeping the ball for large amounts to leave Olympiakos with little chances to pepper their goal.
This sees us bring in the two defenders from their side with us choosing Ben Davies and Jan Vertonghen while from the opposing side we are getting in Omar Elabdellaoui for this match
TOT vs OLY Dream11 Midfielders
With Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele back from injury, he should be brought back in for the side, seeing us make him our first pick from Tottenham for today’s match. The new signing has scored twice in the Premier League and with him being given a role up the pitch, he finds himself aptly involved in an abundance of attacks.
Christian Eriksen comes in as well given his involvement in the side’s corners and freekicks with Harry Winks coming in as well while from Olympiacos we are choosing Daniel Podence for today’s match.
TOT vs OLY Dream11 Strikers
Tottenham will be looking to shuffle things around for today’s match which should mean Lucas Moura could get a role in the side’s playing 11. Even if he doesn’t, he’s bound to come on as a substitute at a time when Olympiakos have run out of their last reserves, something which could easily see him get a goal or assist.
The side’s top scorer, Harry Kane was always going to hammer down a role in our side while from Olympiacos we are choosing Youssef El Arabi.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Absolutely no deliberations in making Kane our captain for this one while Eriksen is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.