Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Bayer Leverkusen v Tottenham

Charlie Nicholas looks ahead to Tottenham's Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen on

Charlie Nicholas is backing Tottenham to secure a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League clash in Germany on Tuesday night.

Spurs head into the game looking to return to winning ways after they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League at the weekend.

Tottenham have made an impressive start to the new campaign under Mauricio Pochettino and are the only remaining unbeaten team in the top flight this term.

Spurs have taken three points from their opening two Premier League games after they followed up their defeat by Monaco at Wembley with a victory over CSKA Moscow on matchday two.

And former Arsenal man Nicholas is tipping Tottenham to earn point from their tricky trip to Germany on Tuesday night.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “When the draw came out I fancied Spurs and Leverkusen to get through and now it looks like one from the two plus Monaco, who could pull clear at the top if they win both of their games against CSKA.

“Maurcio Pochettino must be sweating on Toby Alderweireld. I know Kevin Wimmer did quite well when he came in for Jan Vertonghen last season, but for me, Alderweireld is the more commanding of the two centre-backs.

“With Harry Kane only just back in training you wonder whether Spurs might have a bit of a mental block. Sometimes when you’re missing a couple of key players you don’t feel like quite the same team.

“They might have to sit in, absorb pressure and play on the counter-attack but they can do that, with the ever-impressive Hugo Lloris in goal and Heung-Min Son leading their breaks against his former club.”

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Tottenham are currently third in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City.

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