Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp must have been reading the holy book a hell of a lot recently. Well either that or he’s taken to cracking out the over-optimism pills. It comes, as Redknapp believes that miracles do happen as his team aim to turn over “The Special One” Jose Mourinho and his Real Madrid side at White Hart Lane tonight.
Coming into the game with a four-goal advantage from the first leg, Madrid will be confident of advancing and if they score a goal the tie will conceivably be over as it will mean Spurs scoring six. This is Spurs though. A team that thrives on the pressure of big games and don’t simply crumble.
Much will hinge on whether their most potent attacking threat, Gareth Bale, can get the space he craves to lay it on a plate for the probable strike partnership between Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko. If that happens then we will be in for a quite a show.
The night’s other game also sees a seemingly insurmountable task as Inter travel to Schalke hoping to overturn the 5-2 lesson they were given in the first leg. If anyone can, Inter can.
They were on the back foot after the last 16 first leg with Bayern went tits-up but managed to turn it around in Munich. Schalke are a worse side than Bayern is and without Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Inter are attractive at 20/1 to prevail across the two legs.
It’s a fact that they must score four goals without conceding to go through. Their potent attack led by Samuel Eto’o is more than capable of that though.
So it might be worth sticking £1 on a double for them both going through to the next round, bet365 offering it at well north of 1000/1.