When Tottenham visit Russia to play Anzhi Makhachkala in Europa League Group K bwin’s money back offer makes one bet in particular stand out.
Should Jermain Defoe find the net at any point in the match, which he’s managed four times in two Europa League appearances so far, bwin will endeavour to refund losing bets on a range of correct score and goalscorer markets.
It therefore makes a punt on the multiple correct score being 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 at 31/20 the clear betting route to take.
Tottenham have been stingy European defenders this season
Spurs’ defence has been tough to breach in any competition so far this term, only conceding a goal each to London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, and they are yet to allow any continental foe to score past them.
Their three previous Europa League outings have all been won to nil, two of which came by a 3-0 scoreline, while their only Europa League road trip thus far yielded a 5-0 hammering of Dinamo Tbilisi.
Anzhi’s previous meetings with English foes were low scoring
The former free-spending Russians crossed swords with both Newcastle and Liverpool in this competition last season and all four games saw under 2.5 goals scored.
Three of those games ended 1-0 while the other was a drab, goalless affair. With goals seemingly hard to come by in the Anzhi-Arena, hedging your bets with a 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 multiple correct score punt covers for another potentially miserly match.
The hosts’ form rules them out
There is little doubt that it is the north London club who are better placed to win this, given that they’ve lost just once in all competitions and their entertainers are yet to win a single game in 12 attempts.
Anzhi were held to a goalless draw away at FC Sheriff in their Group K opener and while Spurs should waste little energy shutting them out again, how many Andre Villas-Boas’ men score is more contentious and only adds to the evidence to back 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 with the bwin offer acting as a safety net.