Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Bayern Munich v Tottenham
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is backing Bayern Munich to beat Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Bayern Munich to edge to a narrow win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
Spurs will make the trip to Germany in pursuit of a fourth successive victory to finish the Champions League knockout stage on a high note.
Tottenham have already secured their place in the last-16 draw thanks to a 4-2 victory over Greek side Olympiacos in their last Uefa outing.
Spurs are on a good run of form following four victories in five games after one of the Champions League’s most successful manager Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new Tottenham boss last month.
However, the Lilywhites did lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich in the reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium under Mauricio Pochettino earlier this season.
Sky Sports pundit Nicholas is tipping Bayern to secure a 2-1 win against Spurs in their final Champions League group-stage fixture.
“Why wouldn’t Jose Mourinho fancy this one?” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“He got the defence sorted a bit better against Burnley, but the attackers were great. They do this naturally. He just needs to pick who is on form, the likes of Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane, and off they go.
“They were embarrassed by Bayern Munich last time and the Germans are through. They might want this, just in case they face off once again in the knockout stages, so they may want to humiliate them again.
“I think they will want to beat them and give them a nudge as to who is the bigger giant in Europe. Tottenham made the final last season so teams want to knock them down. Mourinho will fancy his side but he will make some changes.”
Spurs picked up only one point from their first two matches after a 2-2 draw at Olympiacos before a 7-2 loss to Bayern.
The Lilywhites bounced back with a 5-0 home win against Red Star Belgrade, which was their biggest win in the Champions League.
Tottenham notched up a 4-0 victory in the Belgrade fixture to record their biggest away win in the competition.
Mourinho’s side secured their last-16 spot with a 4-2 win against Olympiacos last time out.