Tottenham vs Marseille: Kick off time today, prediction, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results
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Tottenham make their Champions League return tonight as they host Marseille in their opening group-stage match. After two seasons away, Spurs are back on the top table of European football and will be eyeing a deep run after getting a favourable draw.
Antonio Conte’s side are unbeaten so far this season, even if their performances have not been entirely convincing at times, and they sit third in the Premier League, just a point behind Arsenal at the top. Harry Kane has been in superb goalscoring form and will looking to continue that in Europe, though Conte has a decision to make over Heung-min Son who continues to struggle.
Marseille are in impressive form themselves, level on points with PSG at the top of Ligue 1 and are also yet to lose this season. Nuno Tavares, Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac are among those with Arsenal connections in the squad and are unlikely to receive a warm reception in north London. Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below!
Conte made five changes for the win over Fulham, which was by a narrow scoreline which did not reflect his side's dominance. Richarlison came in for his first start and impressed so could keep his place, though Dejan Kulusevski will have other ideas. Heung-min Son has struggled this season but is unlikely to be dropped.
Cristian Romero returned from injury and will start again, with Ben Davies and Eric Dier likely on either side despite loanee Clement Lenglet's impressive first start. Ivan Perisic will return at wing-back.
Conte has been reluctant to play Matt Doherty so far this season but he could surely now deputise for Emerson Royal, who is due a rest before the Premier League showdown with Manchester City this weekend.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham's UEFA Youth League opener against Marseille at Hotspur Way.
With Antonio Conte's Spurs first team kicking off their Champions League campaign later this evening in N17, the club's youngsters are first up against their French counterparts.
Not featuring in the competition since the 2019/20 season, Wayne Burnett's side will be looking to make a big impression in the UEFA Youth League and progress through to the knockout phase.
Tottenham have a host of talented youngsters coming through the system at present and it is a competition Spurs fans will be paying attention to as they look to see who will be the next starlet to progress through to the first team.
Tottenham correspondent Rob Guest is covering the match with all the action from the club's training ground.
Scroll down for all of our latest updates from Hotspur Way.
European nights at Tottenham are generally special, and their return to the Champions League tonight should have the added feel of a local derby, writes Dan Kilpatrick.
Spurs’ first opponents in the competition since March 2020 are French side Marseille, whose squad is packed with players associated with the red half of north London.
Alexis Sanchez, Marseille’s most celebrated former Arsenal player, is suspended tonight, but among the antagonists Spurs fans will have to remember to boo are Nuno Tavares, Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac, as well as former West Ham forward Dimitri Payet.
Igor Tudor’s cast of Premier League misfits also includes on loan Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and Jordan Veretout and Chancel Mbemba, formerly of Aston Villa and Newcastle, respectively.
Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille are unbeaten so far this season, but both clubs are up for a serious test when they go head-to-head on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League group stage on Paramount+. Both teams drew Group D after Tottenham earned its way back into the Champions League with a fourth-place finish in the English Premier League, while Marseille are coming off a second-place finish in France's Ligue 1. Through six league matches, Tottenham has four wins and two draws to sit third in the EPL, while Marseille has five wins and one draw to sit second in Ligue 1. This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the Spurs and the Lillywhites. You can see what happens when you stream the match now on Paramount+.
Kickoff from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London is set for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Tottenham vs. Marseille odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Tottenham as the -190 favorites (risk $190 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line, with Marseille the +500 underdogs. A draw is priced at +330 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Wednesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.