Tottenham’s squad-exercising jaunt around the lesser known states of Eastern Europe continues with a trip to Moldova, where bwin will be refunding selected losing wagers if either Lewis Holtby or Nacer Chadli get on the scoresheet.
Both men have already notched in the Europa League this season and with Spurs having thrashed similarly-rated minnows Dinamo Tbilisi 5-0 any other score looks the bet at 21/2 in the correct score market.
Spurs have merely to match their Georgian haul in order for it to kop and should the Lilywhites draw stumps at a lower score your stake will be refunded if either Holtby or Chadli bag.
Georgia, home of previous Spurs foes Dinamo Tbilisi, are rated one place higher than Moldova on UEFA’s nation-by-nation club coefficient.
Given the spanking handed out to the Georgian champions, it’s reasonable to expect that Andre Villas-Boas’ continental selection bring a similar amount of pain to Tiraspol.
Tottenham have won 10 of their 13 games this season to nil.
Apart from when snoozing through their White Hart Lane defeat to West Ham the only sides to have forced (solitary) goals past the Spurs defence are Arsenal and Chelsea.
Meanwhile the Lilywhites have been in better scoring form on the road than at home this term, where they’ve struck 14 times in their last six games, managing just ten at the Lane in the same period.
Sheriff have scored only five goals in their last four home games.
Runaway leaders of the Moldovan top flight they may be, but Veaceslav Rusnac’s side haven’t been in scintillating form at the Sheriff Stadium in recent matches.
The three goals they posted against Dinamo-Auto Cioburciu accounted for the vast majority of their recent home strikes and they’ve drawn blanks against their only vaguely credible European opposition on home soil in Dinamo Zagreb and Anzhi Makhachkala.
Croatia’s finest managed to notch three times in Tiraspol, so it’s very reasonable to expect Spurs to exceed that total by two goals or more.
The hosts are a generous 35/4 chance for victory, with the Tottenham win 7/28 and the draw available at odds of 17/4.