Monaco host Tottenham in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday, 22 November, in a must-win game for the north London club. Spurs can be knocked out of the group stages should they fail to win, having qualified for the Champions league for the first time in four seasons.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.
Monaco can pour further misery on their north London rivals, having seen off Arsenal in the knockout stages in 2014/15, despite being the underdogs coming into the match-up. They scored with their only two shots on target against Tottenham at Wembley and secured a 2-1 win, which has all but secured their position in the knockouts. The French club have a brilliant record at home, losing only twice in their last 19 Champions League appearances.
They need a solitary point to secure their spot in the last 16 but manager Leonardo Jardim is adamant that he wants to go all out for a win, something Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has to be wary about. Their only injury worry is in the form of midfielder Nabil Dirar.
Tottenham come into the game on the back of a brilliant 3-2 win over West Ham at White Hart Lane, where they were 2-1 down going into the final few minutes of the game but came back strongly to win the fixture. Harry Kane scored two goals to turn the tide and the manager will be banking on him to provide the firepower when the teams face each other.
Moussa Dembele will be assessed before the game while Dele Alli is also a doubt before the game. Spurs have never won against French opposition in the Champions League, losing once and drawing three times in four attempts thus far.
What Managers Say
Leonardo Jardim: "We've told the players it's important to play our game and go for the win, to avoid thinking about playing for a draw – that could be dangerous for us. The key is to play with our heads and show great heart. We're playing against a team that needs to win. I think Tottenham are a better team with Kane in their side. He's a player with a lot of quality. They have a lot of quality players throughout their side, though."
Mauricio Pochettino: "It's a game we must win so we need to find a way to do that. We know Monaco well and they're a very good team. We need to be clever and follow our plan. Taking risks or not taking risks? Football is about balance. Our selection will depend on whether players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Moussa Dembélé can play 90 minutes or not. We don't want to take risks with them. We've had one day less than Monaco to recover. We need to see whether players have fully recovered or not. Some might need to start on the bench and then come on and make an impact."
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Monaco win: 9/5
- Draw: 11/5
- Tottenham win: 8/5
Possible XI: Subašić; Sidibé, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy; Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Germain, Falcao.
Possible XI: Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dembélé; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.