After being rebuked by their manager for their disgruntlement at recent home matches, Tottenham Hotspur fans could well finally get the performance they have been demanding from their side at White Hart Lane.
Spurs are 29/10 to win either 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 against Sheriff in our multiple correct score market and the signs are there that the Moldovan champions could be on the receiving end of a goal-heavy backlash from the home team.
Spurs have created the most chances in the Premier League, laying on 130 opportunities in their ten games so far.
With little regard for their lofty league ranking, Andre Villas-Boas’ side have oft been derided for their poor goal return of nine so far in the Premier League, but it is not for want of trying.
They have created nine more chances than even Manchester City, despite scoring less than a third of the Citizens’ tally.
If they continue to create so many opportunities, someone is going to be on the end of a thrashing at some stage, and Sheriff, who have never won away in the Europa League, are a likely candidate.
With 71.5%, the Lilywhites have by far and away the highest average possession in the Europa League.
Spurs’ Gareth Bale-funded squad depth has allowed Villas-Boas to rotate his team without diminishing the quality of the players he sends out in Europe, indeed Erik Lamela has featured regularly after his club record £30m move.
Their resultant dominance has been startling, winning all three group games without conceding and averaging a monstrous 71.5% possession despite playing away twice. Swansea are second in the table with 64.7%.
Only two sides have scored more from open play than Spurs so far, proving they have the chops to turn that dominance into goals.
The home team have scored at least four goals twice in seven cup games this season, as well as netting three twice.
Although their league returns have been paltry, Spurs have found the net with ease in tournament football, netting 20 in seven games not including their extra-time strike against Hull.
Dinamo Tblisi and Tromso have already been beaten 3-0 at White Hart Lane, while the Georgian side were also battered 5-0 at home.
Add in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup, and it’s clear that the north Londoner’s attack are working through their writer’s block in midweek matches.