Tottenham 0-0 AC Milan – Betting Review


 Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 betting firstly, where Spurs did not show up and let punters down badly as their backers got no kind of run for their money. Spurs ironically shortened in price notably, but never played like the jolly at all. The draw won @ 3.60.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. AC Milan cruised to a win with the draw onside +0.5 @ 1.90.

Looking at the Under/Over betting last of all. My view (overs) was totally wrong on this, mainly due to Spurs not showing up with any intensity or real fight. They played like they wanted to see Conte leave asap. The Under was favourite @ 1.80 and cruised home.


Match Summary

It was a horrible performance and lifeless departure from the Champions League for Spurs, who showed no desire in a 0-0 result. This made it pretty similar to many Tottenham results this season.

In the space of a couple of weeks for Spurs fans who have seen all chances of silverware disappear.

Even the most negative or pessimistic supporter would have at least predicted the team came out with fight and high tempo, but that simply never happened.

AC Milan if anything looked like the side needing to win as they controlled the first half.

The Italians didn’t risk anything going forward but always looked more composed and dangerous. This is purely due to the quality of their play compared to the host which offered nothing.

It was extremely evident that the players of Tottenham are separated from manager Conte, and so natural that AC Milan progressed much easier than they could have wished for. Fair score 0-1.

Tottenham Hotspur may have believed that Antonio Conte’s return to the touchline would improve performance and effort, but it seemed to do the opposite in a stale and flat first period.

It was an underwhelming first half of football and Spurs were very much second-best to Milan, who themselves dominated for large periods but never really threatened Forster.

After being booed off by the home fans, the Spurs players failed to provide any inspiration in the second half and looked completely out of ideas going forward.

Instead, it was Milan that came closest to opening the scoring from a counterattack that saw Brahim Díaz denied by Forster from point-blank range

The Spurs goalkeeper had to be alive again and make a brilliant save from Olivier Giroud.

Spurs began pushing forward but to minimal effect. In doing so, left  themselves open at the back, though Milan failed to make them pay.

A result of 0-1 was always more likely than 1-0 the more Spurs opened up. This was the case even before a miserable night was further compounded as Cristian Romero saw a foolish red card.

The only close chance for Spurs was a good header from Kane on a  set piece late on, but the keeper Maigan saved well down low.

Had Spurs forced extra time on that chance then it would have been robbery based on such a pathetic performance in a competition that they had fought so hard to be a part of.

Exiting the UCL caps off a disappointing season for Tottenham Hotspur, who are left without a trophy once again.