After the 4-0 capitulation at Stamford Bridge Tottenham will be expected to come out like caged tigers hungry for reparation in their Europa League tie against Benfica.
They have history on their side too, having never failed to beat Portuguese opposition at White Hart Lane in five previous attempts.
Meanwhile their opponents have often found this sceptred isle an inhospitable clime, losing ten of their 15 past matches in Britain.
Yet Jorge Jesus’ side are top of the Primeira Liga and in the kind of form that makes them a tasty 2/1 bet to inflict the Lilywhites’ fifth home defeat of the campaign.
Tim Sherwood’s men are 5/4 favourites, while a stalemate is the outsider of the bunch at 12/5.
However, Benfica haven’t lost since being effectively dumped out of the Champions League by Olympiakos in November, failing to win just twice in 17 games.
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The visitors’ stellar burst of form is plainly at odds with Tottenham’s potholed and pockmarked ledger and it’s one underpinned by defensive chastity.
In ten games since the turn of the year a solitary Gil Vicente effort has rustled the Lisbon misers’ onion bag.
Spurs have been limited to a goal or less in six of their last nine outings in north London with Dnipro shipping twice after losing Roman Zozulya in the last round.
The likelihood that the Portuguese defence can repel the Lilywhite waves makes the away win to nil an attractive proposition for those that like their odds a little more shapely.
The boys in black and gold go 16/5 about just such an eventuality.