Spurs finished second to Bayern Munich in B to succeed in the knockout stages for a 3rd season running,
while Leipzig topped Group G to succeed in this stage for the primary time.
Tottenham host RB Leipzig within the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie tonight within the midst of an ever-worsening injury crisis.
Heung-min Son is predicted to miss up to 12 weeks as he prepares to undergo surgery on a fractured arm,
joining Harry Kane on the treatment table before the Bundesliga title hopefuls visit north London.
Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig are entering new territory, making the Champions League knockout stages for the primary time and can fancy their chances against Jose Mourinho’s depleted side.
Tottenham had taken a hike to Germany to satisfy Bayern Munich in their last group-stage game.
In what was an expected result, the Bavarians recorded a 3-1 win reception .
Mourinho’s boys did try their best to form a comeback, but at the Allianz Arena, it had been just too big of a task.
The frailties in Leipzig defense (especially just in case of road fixtures) was on display against Lyon.
Against English opposition, they will expect even better attacks, and Leipzig will need to be vigilant at the rear .
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Team News
Tottenham are going to be without Harry Kane all the high to the ultimate should they create it
that far thanks to a hamstring injury sustained against Southampton on New Year’s Day Day.
Moussa Sissoko was also injured therein match and is another long-term absentee,
while Juan Foyth and Erik Lamela sat out the 3-2 convert Aston Villa thanks to groin complaints.
The return of Ben Davies from a three-month layoff may be a big positive for Mourinho,
though, and on the other flank it’s a straight choice between Japhet Tanganga and Serge Aurier.
After starting on the bench at Villa Park, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovanni Lo Celso are both in line for recalls in midweek.
As for the visitors, Willi Orban and Ibrahima Konate are injured and Dayot Upamecano is suspended.
Nagelsmann is predicted to stay with a back-three formation, which could potentially see Manchester City loanee Angelino squeeze at wing-back.
Tyler Adams and Kevin Kampl are Leipzig’s two other confirmed absentees, so Amadou Haidara could get the nod in central midfield.
Mourinho’s other decision is whether or not 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 are available ,
with Davies returning at Stamford Bridge. Jan Vertonghen is pushing Davinson Sanchez for an area at centre-half but the Colombian’s recent performances give him the sting .
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig Line Up
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Alli, Winks, Lo Celso; Son, Moura, Bergwijn
RB Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulacsi; Mukiele, Klostermann, Halstenberg; Sabitzer, Haidara, Laimer, Angelino; Nkunku; Werner, Poulsen
Head to Head (H2H) history and results
This is the primary time these two teams have met.
How to follow Tottenham vs RB Leipzig
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.