Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund will be slight favourites ahead of their clash against Tottenham owing to their experience in EuropeGetty

Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Signal Iduna Park to take on Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the round of 16 clash of the Europa League on 10 March.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 6pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on BT Sport 2. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live from 7pm GMT.

Overview

Despite all the attention being on the historic clash between Liverpool and Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League, the inhabitants of north London and Dortmund will have their eyes on what is also a mouth-watering clash between two clubs at the top of their game in their respective domestic leagues. Both of them are placed second in their respective leagues and are also five points behind the leaders, which is something both United and Liverpool cannot say as they are struggling in the Premier League.

Dortmund will be slight favourites due to their experience in Europe but Tottenham are coming into this game on the back of their best season in years, which will make it an exciting clash. The quality of football is guaranteed to be top notch owing to the two clubs' free flowing style. Both the teams are coming into this game on the back of big games, with Dortmund having faced Bayern Munich in a 0-0 draw, while the Spurs are coming into this game on the back of a thrilling 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

Thomas Tuchel will hope that they can take advantage of their raucous home support and take back a lead to White Hart Lane. They have no new fresh injuries following the clash against the Bavarian giants. Mauricio Pochettino, on the other hand, will make changes to his team that played against the Gunners, as they are also fighting for the Premier League title and face a crucial trip to Aston Villa on Sunday (13 March). The big miss for the north London club will be the absence of influential midfielder Dele Alli, who is suspended for the clash after picking up three yellow cards through the course of the competition.

What managers say

Thomas Tuchel:"I think it's a super draw. It's super tough, but also super attractive. We've got two exciting games to look forward to and I'm personally really looking forward to meeting a special coach and also the special atmosphere in the second leg at White Hart Lane."

Mauricio Pochettino: "We move on and now it's another big game against Dortmund. I repeat what I've said in the last few days, we're not a machine and the effort has been fantastic this season. We need to give the players full credit because of the way they work and behave is fantastic."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Dortmund win: 6/10
  • Draw: 3
  • Tottenham Hotspur win: 9/2

Team news

Borussia Dortmund

Possible XI: Burki; Piszczek , Bender, Hummels; Durm, Weigl, Gundogan, Schmelzer; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Reus..

Tottenham Hotspur

Possible XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Dier, Mason; Son, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.