Victory for PAOK Salonika against Spurs tomorrow will ensure the Greek’s side’s progression to the last 32 of the Europa League while putting serious doubt over Tottenham’s future involvement in the competition.
On the flip side, a win for Spurs will keep their destiny in their own hands and victory in their final game against group whipping boys Shamrock Rovers will see them through.
Tottenham go into the match as 9/20 favourites to beat PAOK in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, with the draw available at 3/1 and a PAOK win at 13/2.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in Greece on matchday one, although only thanks to an excellent performance from Spurs stopper Carlo Cudicini.
But Tottenham can be expected to have the upper hand at White Hart Lane, with their home form far more convincing than their performances on their travels in this season’s Europa League campaign.
In addition to their draw in Salonika, Spurs have also lost 1-0 to Rubin Kazan on their Europa League travels.
At home, on the other hand, they have two wins out of two, with only Real Madrid beating them at the Lane in their last 13 European matches in north London.
Key to the success Spurs have enjoyed in Europe this season has been their defence, with just two goals conceded in four games.
And with PAOK having fired blanks in two of their last three fixtures – as well as in their draw with Spurs on matchday one – the Lilywhites’ defence will fancy their chances of keeping a second clean sheet in three games.
This makes a Spurs win to nil look a good bet at odds of 5/4, with a successful £25 free bet on this outcome set to return £56.25.
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Alternatively, punters could opt for a 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 win for Spurs at odds of 31/20.
One final bet to consider would be on the game being 0-0 at half time.
While Spurs have a strong defensive record in the Europa League this season, it is also true that they have yet to score in the first 45 minutes of their games.
This makes odds of 2/1 on a goalless first half worth consideration.
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