Tuesday sees the return of the Champions League, with the second round of group games commencing. Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their opening defeat against Monaco, they travel to Russia to face CKSA Moscow. In one of the ties of the round Borussia Dortmund host Real Madrid, looking to become the first side to beat Real this season, with the Germans in excellent form this season themselves.

CSKA Moscow vs Tottenham – Tuesday 27th September 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport

CSKA Moscow
Can Tottenham improve on their opening showing against Monaco?

CSKA Moscow welcome Tottenham to the Stadion CSKA, in the second round of matches from this season's Champions League group stage games .

CSKA come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, with four goals coming in a packed first half.

Goals from Mehmedi (9) and Hakan Çalhanoğlu (15) saw Leverkusen take a 2-0 lead, two goals in three minutes ensured CSKA took a hard-fought point.

Dzagoev and Eremenko drew CSKA level in space of three minutes, with goals in the 35th and 38th minute rescuing Moscow, this result will feel more like a win.

Great Season So Far

They have also enjoyed an excellent domestic season, they find themselves second in their league and unbeaten up until this point.

Their last match was on Saturday away at Krasnodar, they drew the match 1-1 and in doing so lost ground on rivals Spartak Moskva.

CSKA have won five of their opening matches and drawn the other three, this leaves them second on 18 points, narrowly behind bitter rivals Spartak who are on 20 points.

They have scored 10 goals in their opening 8 matches, with an impressive four goals conceded.

Exciting Times For Tottenham

They find themselves in 3rd place in the group after the first round of games, level with Bayern Leverkusen on one point.

Tottenham make their ever trip to the Russian capital and CKSA will want to ensure that it is a miserable one.

The Russian's record against English opponents in the Champions League needs slight improvement.

In seven games at home they have won two, drawn two and lost three games.

The home side are the underdogs in this match, despite their excellent league form and the resilience shown away against Leverkusen.

CSKA Moscow are 21/10 with Lacina Traore at 11/2 to open the scoring.

CSKA Moscow
Tottenham make their first ever trip to Moscow in this tie

Spurs come into this game on the back of an excellent 2-1 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with that result, with an away win and the excellent Heung-Min Son continuing his goalscoring form.

The Tottenham forward registered two goals in the 7th and 23rd minute to take Spurs 2-0 up, with Ben Gibson halving the deficit in the 65th.

Great Season So Far

Tottenham have started the season in excellent fashion, with four wins and two draws from their opening six matches.

Along with Manchester City they are the only side who remain unbeaten at this stage of the season.

Their best win of the season came in the 4-0 demolition of Stoke, which saw Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son (2) and Dele Alli complete the scoring.

Tough games against Liverpool and Everton have been navigated without defeat, with wins against Crystal Palace and Stoke fully maximised.

Exciting Times For Tottenham

They find themselves in 2nd place after their haul at the weekend, Spurs will be delighted with their form going into their Champions League fixture.

Pochettino will be looking for a reaction in Europe though, with a 2-1 defeat against Monaco the only setback so far this season.

Harry Kane is a long term injury but Vincent Janssen and Heung-Min Son have moved to fill the goalscoring void.

Tottenham will be looking to better their record in Europe this season, it is vital that they gain a point at the very least in this match.

Tottenham are 13/10 with Vincent Janssen at 11/2 to score first.

 

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid – Tuesday 27th September 2016 – 19:45 - BT Sport

Can Dortmund hand Real their first defeat of this new season?
Can Dortmund hand Real their first defeat of this new season?

Borussia Dortmund welcome Real Madrid to the Signal Iduna Park, in the second round of matches from this season's Champions League group stage games .

This is one of the great ties in the Champions League, with one of two mouth-watering ties between Spain and Germany, with Atletico Madrid and Bayern also playing this week.

Dortmund come into this match on the back of a 3-1 win against Freiburg, with goals from Aubemeyang (45), Lucas Piszczek (53) and R Guerreiro (91).

They did concede in the 60th minute, with a goal from Philipp to make it 2-1 but that was as good as it got for Freiburg.

Great Season So Far

They have also enjoyed an excellent domestic season, they find themselves second in their league with just the one defeat so far.

Their last match in the Champions League was a 6-0 hammering of Legia Warsaw, away from home in an emphatic performance from Tuchel's men.

Only one side bettered that result in the first round, with Barcelona dispatching Celtic by 7-0 at the Camp Nou.

Despite the 1-0 defeat against RB Leipzig they are still within touching distance of Bayern, they can ill afford any more mistakes.

Exciting Times For Dortmund

Tuchel's men are in excellent goalscoring form, with 16 goals in five matches in the Bundesliga and the 6 against Legia in the Champions League.

Real travel to the Signal Iduna Park, with Los Blancos in excellent form themselves, although two draws in their last two games have drawn some criticism.

The German's will be looking to improve their record against Real Madrid, with the Galactico's narrowly ahead.

In nine games they have won three, drawn two and lost four, although the last time these two sides met at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund won 2-0.

 

Dortmund are 7/5 with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 4/1 to open the scoring.

Dortmund will be hoping home advantage can inspire them to victory
Dortmund will be hoping home advantage can inspire them to victory

Real Madrid come into this game on the back of 2-2 draw against high-flying Las Palmas at the Gran Canaria Stadium.

Zinedine Zidane will be far from pleased with that result, after conceding an 85th-minute equaliser.

Los Blancos took the lead twice, through Asensio in the 33rd minute and Karim Benzema in the 67th minute.

They were pegged back twice by Las Palmas, through Dominguez in the 38th minute and Sergio Araujo in the 85th minute to take a share of the spoils.

Great Season So Far

Real have started the season in excellent fashion, with four wins and two draws from their opening six matches.

Along with Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, they are one of three sides who remain unbeaten at this stage of the season.

Their best win of the season came in the 5-2 demolition of Osasuna, which saw Ronaldo, Danilo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Luka Modric on the score sheet.

Two successive draws have put the dampeners on, but they have enjoyed an excellent start in all competitions this season.

Another Great Season For Real

They find themselves top of La Liga after their haul at the weekend, Real will be delighted with their form going into their Champions League fixture.

Zidane will be looking for a reaction, with the visit to Dortmund a very tough assignment, even for the reigning European Champions.

Real won their opening match of the Champions League 2-1 against Ronaldo's former side Sporting Lisbon.

Sporting led until the 89th minute through Bruno Cesar (48), when Ronaldo equalised.

Real kept pressing and took all three points in the 95th minute, when Morata scored the winner.

Real Madrid are 17/10 with Cristiano Ronaldo at 4/1 to score first.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Janssen to score first @ 11/2 and a 1-1 draw @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Aubameyang to score first @ 4/1 and Dortmund to win 2-1 @ 17/2

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