Juventus vS. Tottenham Hotspur Live Stream UEFA Champions League Tuesday, February 13, 2018. How to watch Tottenham Hotspur vS. Juventus Live Stream Update, Odds, Start Time, Preview, Team News and TV Info.
UEFA Champions League 2018
Juventus vS. Tottenham Hotspur Live
Date : Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Start Time: 2:45p ET FS1
Massimiliano Allegri has a few injury concerns on his hands ahead of the return of Champions League football. On Tuesday, the Juventus boss could be without as many as five first-team players due to various fitness problems. Juan Cuadrado (hip), Bendikt Howedes and Blaise Matuidi (both thigh) are all certain to miss out on the first leg tie on Tuesday. There are doubts over the availability of Paulo Dybala (hamstring) and Andrea Barzagli (calf), although the duo did train with the entire squad on Monday.
If available, they are only likely to be on the bench, making Dybala’s absence a major one, with the Argentine being the talisman for Juventus this season. His void is likely to be filled by Federico Bernardeschi, with Mario Mandzukic starting on the opposite flank. The hosts are likely to line up with a midfield trio in order to create overloads in the middle of the park to deny the space to the Tottenham attack and retain control of the possession for longer periods. At the back, Giorgio Chiellini and Mehdi Benatia will be the men providing cover to Gianluigi Buffon, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Alex Sandro the full-backs.
Mauricio Pochettino has no roster issues to deal with ahead of the big trip to Turin on Tuesday. But, it is being widely reported that the Tottenham boss has left Toby Alderweireld back home, snubbing the Belgian defender for a second game running as he continues to work on his fitness post recovery from hamstring injury.
In his absence, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen should continue at the heart of the Tottenham defence once again, with the reliable duo of Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies flanking them. The back-four though, will need to be wary about aerial through balls towards Gonzalo Higuain and Mandzukic, particularly from Miralem Pjanic.
This is where the midfield duo of Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier comes in, with the former in particular the one who will be tasked with the pressing duties, alongside Dele Alli. In attack, Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen will share the creative responsibilities, with the link-up of Harry Kane crucial.