Spurs vs Juventus Live Uefa Champions League prediction, TV, live streaming, start time, team news, line-ups, head to head, betting tips and odds.Tottenham face another tough Champions League examination as they take on Italian giants Juventus in the last 16 of the competition. Spurs breezed through to the knockout stages by finishing top of a group which included holders Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men taking 16 out of a possible 18 points.
Unfortunately for Spurs fans, their reward for a near-perfect group stage is a draw against Massimiliano Allegri’s Serie A title-winners Juventus, who have reached two of the last three Champions League finals. Spurs come into the game off the back of a dominant win over Arsenal in the north London derby, while the Old Lady are yet to concede a goal across all competitions in 2018.Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview…
Start time Juventus host Tottenham with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, February
TV and live online coverage The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
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Live Updates Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Juventus.Alderweireld has not travelled to Turin as he continues to regain fitness following three months out with a hamstring injury.Otherwise, boss Mauricio Pochettino has a full squad to choose from for the first leg of the last 16. Victor Wanyama could come in to bolster the midfield.Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Juventus vs Tottenham.We will bring you the latest team news in the build-up to kick-off.For all the latest Champions League betting odds, head to Betfair.Juve and Tottenham have never met in a competitive fixture, though Spurs beat the Italians 2-0 at Wembley last summer in a pre-season friendly.The Argentina international had returned to training ahead of the round of 16 first leg tie, and Mauricio Pochettino had been keen to face his opponent and test his side against the ‘best in the world’.
Dybala has been recovering from a hamstring injury picked up in early January, and will be a big miss for the Italian champions.
The 24-year-old has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Massimiliano Allegri’s side so far this season, however, the Juventus manager says he cannot risk losing the forward for the rest of the season.“We hope he’d be available, I can not take risks,” Allegri told reporters on Monday.
“He’s an important player, we can not accelerate his recovery & then lose him all the season.”
Barring Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham can name all their big names. Harry Kane is the focus in Italy and, while Allegri was full of praise for the England striker, he said he’d always rather Gonzalo Higuain in his ranks.Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has not travelled to Turin for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Juventus.
Alderweireld is being eased back from a hamstring injury he sustained in November and was not in the squad for Saturday’s victory over Arsenal.His fellow defenders Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters are also absent.Juventus, second in Serie A, will be without Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Andrea Barzagli and Blaise Matuidi.Alderweireld, who is out of contract in the summer, played the full 90 minutes of Spurs’ FA Cup replay win over Newport but has not played in the Premier League since the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United on 28 October.
“He had a massive injury and from day one we designed a plan to provide him with the best tools to recover as soon as possible and to be stronger than before,” said manager Mauricio Pochettino.”He has started to work with the team and it’s our judgement that he needs to build his fitness.”Spurs reached the knockout stage by topping Group H, which included Borussia Dortmund and holders Real Madrid.Juve, meanwhile, finished second behind Barcelona in Group D.The Serie A side have won their past 10 games in all competitions but must do without striker Dybala (hamstring). Matuidi’s place in midfield is likely to be taken by Claudio Marchisio.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri said: “We know their strengths and we know that we will have to suffer for some parts of the game because Tottenham have four players with great quality in attack.”We have achieved very good results in Europe. Only Real Madrid have done better in my opinion in recent years.”