Wolfsberger AC vs TottenhamUEFA Europa League, KO: 17:55 Feb 18, 2021, Puskas Arena
TOTTENHAM will be looking to get their season back on track when they take on Wolfsberger in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Spurs' campaign has been plagued with inconsistency and Jose Mourinho's men head into this clash off the back of a 3-0 defeat at Man City, on a night where both of my recommended Bet Builders banked.
That setback followed an FA Cup exit at Everton last midweek and as such pressure upon the Portuguese has ramped up significantly.
Having said that, the self proclaimed “Special One” is a serial trophy winner and he will be aiming to improve on his impressive record in this competition with a view to ending Tottenham's 13 year trophy drought.
Standing in Spurs' way of a place in the last-16 is Austrian outfit Wolfsberger who exceeded expectations by finishing above Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow in Europa League Group K.
However, Ferdinand Feldhofer's side are languishing in sixth-place in the Austrian Bundesliga and a clash with star-studded Spurs will represent a serious upgrade on the continental challenges they have faced previously.
Tottenham have avoided defeat in nine of their last 10 Europa League outings and the Londoners best price is a lowly 2/5 with Bet 365
Tottenham are going through a rough patch but the Europa League could prove to be useful competition for helping restore confidence and belief.
However, there is little in value in siding with Spurs at the aforementioned odds, so instead I'll head to Bet 365's Bet Builder market to get a bigger price.
If we combine Tottenham to win, under five match goals and over zero Wolfsberger cards we can get some 20/23 (Bet 365) and that makes plenty of appeal.
Whether or not Mourinho shuffles his pack remains to be seen, however, Spurs have some serious firepower in reserve, all of whom will be keen to make the most of their latest opportunity to shine.
It's also worth noting that a Tottenham win and under five match goal combo has landed in 16/21 of the North Londoners victories across all competitions this season.
What's more, the above-mentioned Bet Builder banked in all four of Tottenham's Group J triumphs and with that in mind, I'm more than happy to support the same formula on Thursday night.
Given that Tottenham are huge favourites here I'll also back visitors to overcome a -1 start on the asian handicap at 4/5 with Genting.
Here we would only lose if Tottenham fail to win the game and that looks like a nice way in on a night where I reckon Mourinho's men will have too much class for the Austrian minnows.
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