Tottenham look set to continue in the flawless vein in which they’ve begun life under Mauricio Pochettino by besting AEL Limassol to book their place in the Europa League group stage.
A paltry 17/100 says the Lilywhites will bolster their 2-1 aggregate lead over the Cypriot side with second-leg success, while carefree folks anticipating an upset can land a 12/1 payday by backing the visitors.
For those on the fence, the draw ranks at a sizeable 23/4.
However, the hosts’ hefty favouritism points value-seeking punters away from match-betting corner and into the vast savannah of odds bwin.com have prepared for exploitation on this one.
Tottenham (-1) to beat AEL @ 11/20
A Spurs victory may be as close to nailed on as they come pre-match, so backing them to overcome a one-goal handicap doesn’t represent too much of a risk.
In seven of their eight pre-knockout phase Europa League fixtures last term, those who wagered on this particular outcome would’ve been rewarded, while Pochettino’s charges have notched at least two in all bar two of their last 13 outings in this competition.
AEL to score at least one goal @ 27/20
Bygone days would’ve guaranteed the north Londoners a clean sheet in this competition, but six matches in succession without one to speak of suggests times have changed.
Limassol have failed to bag in just two of their last 13 road games and after leading the first-leg for an hour, they’re capable of plundering at least one away goal.
AEL HT/Tottenham FT @ 25/1
Going behind is another nasty habit Spurs are forging in the Europa League – they’ve gone a goal down to each of their past five adversaries and went in at the break with a deficit to overturn in four of these.
The Cypriot side were one of the quartet to be in the ascendency, but given Spurs overwhelming strength, if they do lead at the break, expect the hosts to restore order in the second half.