Tottenham Hotspur’s return to UEFA Champions League football as they face Olympique de Marseille in their Group D opener Wednesday night.

North London is aiming to lift the European most prestigious trophy for the first time having reached the final in 2019 losing to Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Tottenham is entering their sixth Champions League campaign after finishing four in the English top flight last term.

Olympique Marseille makes their 16th appearance in the competition after they were the best of the rest behind runaway champions PSG in Ligue 1 last season, pipping Monaco to second place by two points.

IMPORTANT STATS:

TOTTENHAM 

This showdown will mark the first-ever meeting between the Spurs and Marseille.

Antonio Conte’s men have won 3 out of three on home soil in the Premier League and look to have recruited well ahead of their visit to European football’s top table.

Tottenham is listed as a heavy home favorite against Marseille I slightly lean toward the over on 2.5 goals scored in the encounter in North London.

Premier League side has not scored more than 2 goals in 5 of their 6 games played this season.

Tottenham has secured a victory in only 1 of their five previous games on matchday one in the group stage.

Spurs have won 44% of their matches in the Champions League, the lowest ratio of any English club with at least 20 games in the competition.

MARSEILLE

Former Arsenal players could give Tottenham headaches Alexis Sánchez, Mattéo Guendouzi, Sead Kolašinac, and Nuno Tavares on the Marseille roster.

The French side is in great form entering the match with the Premier League outfit after 5 wins and a draw from their first six matches as they are level on points with PSG this time and only behind them on goal difference.

Olympique Marseille has not seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 games now.

The Ligue 1 giants have seen both teams score each other in their last 3 games now.

Sanchez has scored three goals against Spurs in his career, all occurring in London.

FCNAIJA PREDICTION:

Tottenham Wins & Under 3.5 Goals in the encounter in London.

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