Spurs are odds-on favourites to take all three points, but this will not be a straight-forward match against a Marseille side with 16 points from five Ligue 1 matches.
Lucas Moura is the only guaranteed absentee for Antonio Conte’s side, while Marseille boss Igor Tudor has some trickier selection decisions, with Alexis Sanchez suspended and both Samuel Gigot and Dimitri Payet listed as doubts for the trip to north London.
This is only Marseille’s second Champions League appearance since 2013-14, following a poor group stage showing in 2020-21. Even with some big-name summer signings, this squad is short on Champions League experience.
Spurs’ performances haven’t been particularly impressive in the opening weeks, but they have won all three home matches, extending a stellar run at home from the end of last season.
Marseille have started the season strongly, yet Spurs are deserving favourites for this one.
First Corner: Spurs
The home team are expected to get off to a strong start upon their return to the Champions League. In front of a sell-out crowd at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Conte’s side will be keen to assert themselves early on.
Spurs are sixth in corners per game in the Premier League. While Marseille’s results have been impressive, they have a tendency to concede corner kicks with 4.7 allowed per match (which is above the Ligue 1 average).
Anytime Goalscorer: Heung-min Son
Heung-min Son is due a goal. His tally of 1.9 expected goals is the most of any Premier League player yet to score. This streak of six competitive matches without a goal is already longer than any goal drought he had last term, when he maxed out at four appearances without scoring.
Although Richarlison impressed at the weekend and Dejan Kulusevski is expected to return to the XI, it would be a shock if Conte dropped Son despite his slow start to the season from a goal-scoring perspective.
The South Korean has still been getting chances, and looks a good bet to score anytime – especially at this price.
All odds are subject to change