class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Premier League leaders are in strong defensive form and we are backing them to be involved in yet another game with a clean sheet this week
Tottenham welcome Royal Antwerp to north London on Thursday evening as Jose Mourinho’s side aim to secure top spot in Group J of the Europa League.
Spurs go into the game two points behind the Belgians, who beat them 1-0 earlier in the competition, and the Premier League side know that finishing top of the group could be key to their aspirations of winning the tournament.
Group winners should, theoretically, get a kinder draw as they will play either a group runner-up or one of the four lowest-ranked third-place Champions League finishers.
Tottenham vs Antwerp Latest Odds
Spurs’ only defeat in their last 19 matches came in Antwerp at the end of October and bet365 price another victory for Ivan Leko’s men at 7/1 (8.00).
The hosts, meanwhile, can be backed at 4/11 (1.36) and the draw is at 4/1 (5.00).
Tottenham vs Antwerp Team News
Spurs are likely to field what has become their standard Europa League eleven, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Carlos Vincius and Lucas Moura all coming in. Tanguy Ndombele and Erik Lamela who are sidelined with injuries.
Long-term absentees Sander Coopman and Matheus are both out for the visitors, who should start a fairly strong side as they look to avoid defeat and win the group.
Tottenham vs Antwerp Preview
Spurs currently sit top of the Premier League and boast the best defensive record in the division, having conceded just nine goals in 11 games.
Sunday’s 2-0 success against Arsenal saw Mourinho’s men record their fourth consecutive domestic clean sheet, while in the Europa League they are yet to concede a goal at home in the group stages.
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That defensive solidity should continue on Thursday evening against the side currently sitting fourth in the Belgian top-flight, with Spurs aiming for a professional performance to secure top spot in the group.
Tottenham vs Antwerp Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score ‘no’ is priced at 21/20 (2.05) and has paid out in both of Spurs’ home group games as well as in the previous meeting between the sides, making it a strong option.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble repsonsibly.