Tottenham play their first game in Group J of the Europa League on Thursday night as Jose Mourinho’s men welcome Austrian outfit LASK to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs have a strong home record in the Europa League, havinglost just one of their last 12 matches in the competition, and they are offered at 3/10 (1.30) with bet365 to claim a win.
Their Austrian opponents lost 7-1 on aggregate to Manchester United in the last-16 of this competition last season andcan be backed at 17/2 (9.50), with the draw at 19/4 (5.75).
Eric Diermissed the 3-3 draw with West Ham on Sunday with a thigh injury and is a doubt, whilst Japhet Tanganga remains sidelined. Gareth Bale could be in line for his first start since re-joining the club.
The side from the city of Linz have no major injury concerns ahead of their first ever game against Spurs.
Spurs are understandably well-fancied to record a win, but they should be wary of the Austrian side who last season finished top of their group in the Europa League ahead of Sporting Cluband PSV.
LASK then beat Sportingonce more in the play-off for the this season’s edition of the tournament, andthe Austrians have scored in11oftheir last 13 matches in the Europa League.
Spurshave not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 competitive matches, and despite facing much lower-ranked opposition in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, Mourinho’s men conceded in all three clashes.
Both teams to score is offered at 3/4 (1.75) which could be tempting, but combining this selection with a home victory sees the odds rise to a healthy 8/5 (2.60).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com