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Tottenham vs Apoel Nicosia: Champions League


Tottenham will be aiming for another home win in the Champions League when they host Apoel Nicosia in their final group game on Wednesday.

Spurs have won their last three European games at Wembley by a 3-1 scoreline - including both fixtures so far this season - and are already guaranteed to top Group H ahead of Real Madrid with a superior head-to-head record.




Tottenham vs Apoel Nicosia: Champions League prediction, team news and how to watch on TV and online

Group H winners Tottenham have already secured their place in the Champions League knock-out stages, but this match could be the pick-me-up Spurs need.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won just one of the last six matches in all competitions – and that was in the away trip to Borussia Dortmund in this competition.

Spurs ran out 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture, with Harry Kane scoring his first Champions League hat-trick of his career.

Davinson Sanchez is player almost certain to play after his red card at the weekend earned him a domestic suspension, while Erik Lamela cannot feature having not been registered for the competition at the start of the season.




Start Time
Spurs host Apoel on Wednesday, December 6.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

It will take place at Tottenham's temporary home, Wembley.

How to follow

The match will be shown live on BT Sport, and BT Sport Showcase. Kick-off is 7.45pm at Wembley Stadium, London. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Alternately, you can follow the action with New Gersy blog!

Team news

Tottenham
Pochettino confirmed on Tuesday that Dele Alli will start against Apoel after missing the first three games of the group stage through suspension, while Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and Fernando Llorente are also "possibilities" to feature.

Youngsters Kazaiah Sterling and Luke Amos will be part of the squad for the game, but Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain sidelined while Erik Lamela is ineligible for selection.

Boy Waterman, Zhivko Milanov and Carlao will not feature for Apoel due to injury, but Giorgos Donis is otherwise expected to have a fully fit squad to choose from.




Apoel
George Donis has injuries to goalkeeper Boy Waterman and right back Zhivko Milanov that will hold them out of action for this match.  

APOEL's hopes of getting into that Europa League slot ahead of BVB is going to depend on a win here, and they will need goals to get it.  Striker Mickael Pote is in good form at the moment, and he could be one to turn to for this match. 

 The 33 year old Benin man has six league goals this season and he has two goals in the competition thus far, including a goal against Dortmund.


Predicted Linesup
Spurs Predicted Starting XI: 4-2-3-1

Goalkeeper: Vorm
Defenders: Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Rose
Defensive Midfielders: Dembele, Winks
Attacking Midfielders: Sissoko, Son, Lamela
Forwards: Llorente

APOEL Predicted Starting XI: 5-3-2

Goalkeeper:Perez
Defenders:Vorous, Carlao, Merkins, Rueda, Alexandrou
Midfielders:Vinicius, Morais, Zahid
Forwards:Aloneftis, Pote

1ST HALF
Tottenham 2-0 Apoel FC

2ND HALF
Tottenham 3-0 Apoel FC

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