Their form this season, particularly in the Champions League, has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur may never get a better chance to win the biggest honour in European club football. They convincingly won Group H unbeaten, and their run included famous victories over Borussia Dortmund and the reigning champions Real Madrid at Wembley, their temporary home for the season.
Spurs have also started to show their excellence in the Premier League and in recent weeks they have completely dominated both Manchester United and Arsenal; they are hitting form at the right time and there is no side in Europe that would be happy to face them. As well as being strong in attack – Harry Kane is arguably the world’s most complete striker on current form and he has 32 goals for the season – Tottenham head to Turin on the back of two clean sheets, and Jan Vertonghen has forged a formidable central-defensive partnership with Davinson Sanchez in the absence of Toby Alderweireld, who has just returned from injury.
With the possible addition of Lucas Moura, who is not cup-tied having failed to feature in the tournament for Paris Saint-Germain, there is plenty of reason for the north Londoners to be confident on Tuesday night.
Scoring an away goal would be crucial at the Juventus Stadium, but their opponents have the most in-form defence in Europe. The Old Lady have not conceded a goal in 2018 and have let in just 15 in Serie A; only the sublime form of Napoli has stopped them leading the way as is usual.
Having been beaten Champions League finalists last season, Juve will have to work hard if they are to go a step further this time around in what is likely to be Gianluigi Buffon’s final campaign.
With these two evenly-matched teams, it will be fascinating to see which can take an advantage into the second-leg. Tipbet have Juve as slight favourites on Tuesday night, and the Italians can be backed at 2.30 to win the first 90 minutes. Their opponents, though, clearly have the quality to hurt them and are 3.60 to take a lead back to Wembley. Plenty more markets can be found here, including on whether Kane will find the net.