This second Champions League preview sees Monaco take on Tottenham at the Stade Louis II Stadium.

The French side come into this fixture in excellent form both domestically and in this competition. They are top of Ligue 1 level with PSG and Nice, they are also top of this Champions League group ahead of Tottenham by four points, largely due to their win against Tottenham on matchday one.

Tottenham come into this match in excellent form themselves, with an emphatic 3-2 win against West Ham at the weekend. With Harry Kane scoring two goals in two minutes to sink the Hammers. Spurs will need two wins from their final two games to stand any chance of progressing.

Monaco vs Tottenham – Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport 

Monaco

Monaco welcome Tottenham to the Stade Louis II on Tuesday evening, in the fifth round of matches from the Champions League group stages.

Monaco have had an excellent start to the season, they are currently joint top of Ligue 1, level on points with PSG and Nice.

They come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Lorient at the weekend, a result that will come as no surprise given Lorient's position.

Three second half goals from Falcao (64), Lemar (67) and Boschilia late on (90+3) ensured they secured all three points heading into this crucial match.

European Progress The Target

Monaco's main challenge will be to progress both domestically and in European competition.

The French side currently lead Group E, with 8 points from their opening four fixtures. They have yet to taste defeat with two wins and two draws.

They are also the group's top scorers, with seven goals in their opening four matches, a win will all but guarantee their progression as group winners.

Monaco Favourites

Monaco come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and their excellent campaign informing those odds.

They have done exceptionally well to get to this stage in such a great position, with Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA also in the group its been a tough campaign.

Monaco will be looking to register back to back wins against Spurs, having inflicted a 2-1 defeat against the English side at Wembley on matchday one.

Monaco are 6/4 with Falcao at 4/1 to score first.

Monaco

Tottenham Need Two Wins

Tottenham come into this match in great form, with an excellent 3-2 derby win against West Ham at the weekend.

Michail Antonio gave the visitors the lead in the first half, with the opening goal coming in the 24th minute. Harry Winks cancelled the advantage out in the 51st minute to keep the hosts level.

Manuel Lanzini gave the Hammers the lead for a second time with a 68th-minute penalty, before Harry Kane scored two goals in two minutes (89, 90+1), to complete an incredible comeback.

Spurs Target Progression

Tottenham will have targeted progression as the minimum requirement in this group, despite the presence of some top sides.

Pochettino's men have a simple equation now, they must win both of their remaining matches to have any chance of progressing.

With both Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of them by four and two points respectively, two wins should be enough for Tottenham.

Spurs Underdogs

Tottenham come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register their second win in the Champions League this season.

This will be a tough fixture for the visitors, they have struggled to adapt to the European stage and have been very inconsistent.

Pochettino's men will be looking for revenge against a Monaco side that defeated them at Wembley on matchday one.

Tottenham are 15/8 with Harry Kane at 11/2 to open the scoring.

 

The second match in this preview sees Sporting Lisbon host Real Madrid at the Estádio José Alvalade.

Sporting come into this match in great form, they have lost just the one game domestically this season and that has seen them rise up to third place. The Champions League has been less kind to them, with just one win and three points so far.

Real come into this match in excellent form, they are top of La Liga by four points and come into the game on the back of a 3-0 win against bitter rivals Atletico on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo completed another career hat-trick, with the Portuguese looking to make his mark against his former side.

Sporting Lisbon vs Real Madrid – Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport

Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Lisbon welcome Real Madrid to the Estádio José Alvalade, in the first round of matches from this season's Champions League group stage games.

Sporting Lisbon have had an excellent start to the season, with the Portuguese side currently joint second of the first division.

They come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Arouca at the weekend, this has extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches.

Two goals from Bas Dost (9, 68) and former Arsenal forward Joel Campbell (55) completing a comprehensive win.

European Progress The Target

Sporting's main challenge will be to progress both domestically and in European competition.

They will also be looking to better their second-placed finish in their domestic league, having narrowly lost out to Benfica.

They have been beaten just once in the league, with six wins and three draws from their opening ten fixtures.

The Champions League has been a lot tougher for the Portuguese, with just three points from their opening four matches.

Tough Group For Lisbon

Sporting come into this match as underdogs but this could work in their favour, it could allow them the freedom to express themselves.

Lisbon find themselves in a tough group with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw. They will be targeting a minimum third-placed finish in this group.

They will be looking to better their last results against Real Madrid, they were 1-0 up until they dying seconds but snatched defeat from the draws of victory.

Sporting Lisbon are 19/5 with Bas Dost at 6/1 to score first.

Sporting Lisbon

Real Delighted With Derby

Real Madrid come into this game on the back of an emphatic 3-0 win away against bitter rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening.

A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo (23, 71 pen, 77) completing an incredible win against Diego Simeone's men.

Zinedine Zidane will be delighted with that result, with a home win and a place at the top of La Liga they are in excellent form.

Great Season So Far

Real have started the season in excellent fashion, with nine wins from their opening twelve games.

They are yet to lose a game in La Liga, with nine wins and three draws, they lead Barcelona by four points at this stage.

Real are the league's top scorers, having netted an incredible 34 times, nearly an average of two goals a game.

Madrid's goal difference of +24 is an excellent start and virtually gives them another point advantage over Barcelona.

Can Real Retain The CL?

Real will be targeting a piece of history this season, as they look to be the first side to retain the Champions League.

The match against Sporting Lisbon sees Real as favourites, with the 2-1 win on matchday one and their excellent history informing that.

Real Madrid will be looking to continue their unbeaten record against Sporting. They have won 2 and drawn 1 of their previous 3 meetings.

Real Madrid are 8/13 with Cristiano Ronaldo at 100/30 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Falcao to score first @ 4/1 with a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 2 – Ronaldo to score first @ 100/30 and Real Madrid to win 2-1 @ 7/1

 

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