Tottenham striker Harry Kane

KF Shkendija vs Tottenham: Spurs to make smooth progress

Kick-off: 1900, 24/09/2020

Stadium: National Arena Todor Proeski

Tottenham look well placed to ease past KF Shkendija of North Macedonia in a Europa League qualifier being played behind closed doors.

Spurs are coming off a big win at Southampton and were given extra preparation time for this trip when Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie at Orient was called off.

We’re taking 5/1 for the London club to cruise to a 2-0 victory for our first KF Shkendija vs Tottenham prediction.

A Look At KF Shkendija’s Betting Odds

Shkendija have already battled through a couple of rounds, beating Azerbaijan’s Sumgayit 2-0 and Botosani of Romania 1-0.

Albanian head coach Ernest Gjoka will not be afraid of this challenge, as he was once attacked by a masked assailant wielding a knife, reportedly the relative of a player he had snubbed.

However, past evidence suggests Shkendija invariably come up short when tackling bigger clubs in Europe.

They have lost 7-0 on aggregate to AC Milan, 4-0 versus RB Salzburg and 5-1 against Rosenborg in recent seasons.

It is worth noting, though, that the red and blacks were far from disgraced in the home legs of those ties, going down 1-0 twice and 2-0 in the other match.

That makes 19/20 for an away win and under 3.5 goals in the game stand out from the KF Shkendija vs Tottenham odds.

A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds

Tottenham had to survive a scare in the last round after going 1-0 behind away to Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the 71st minute.

Their hosts then had two players sent off before Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot and Tanguy Ndombele grabbed a late winner.

That came after a disappointing Premier League opener when losing 1-0 at home to Everton, but Spurs have since enjoyed an upturn in fortunes.

Gareth Bale and Serge Reguilon arrived from Real Madrid before Son Heung-min netted four times in an impressive 5-2 triumph over the Saints at St Mary’s Stadium.

Harry Kane, who set up all of those goals and grabbed one himself, beamed: “It’s a perfect day.

“We’ve loads of games coming up, so we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but this is the type of performance we need, especially in the second half.”

Spurs were only level at the break, though, and a cagey start to this contest could be on the cards.

Let’s finish off our KF Shkendija vs Tottenham betting tips by taking 9/4 for the visitors to be just 1-0 ahead at half-time.

Additional stats

Last Europa League result:

Botosani 0-1 SHKENDIJA – Besart Ibraimi

Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-2 TOTTENHAM – Harry Kane (pen), Tanguy Ndombele

Head-to-head: N/A

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