class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Fired up after the defeat in the north London derby, Al Hain-Cole is backing Spurs to take out their frustrations on Simundza’s modest visitors
Tottenham will be desperate for a morale-boosting victory when they welcome Mura to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Thursday’s Europa Conference League clash.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are at a low ebb after Sunday’s miserable 3-1 north London derby defeat against Arsenal, their third consecutive defeat in the Premier League.
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However, Spurs are overwhelming 1/9 (1.11) favourites with bet365 to start putting that result behind them by coming out on top against their Slovenian visitors.
Mura were beaten 2-0 by Vitesse in their first group game in European competition and are 20/1 (21.0) outsiders to cause a massive upset with a victory in London.
The hosts played out a 2-2 draw with Rennes in their opening group game, and you can get odds of 17/2 (9.50) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.
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Steven Bergwijn remains sidelined with the ankle injury he picked up in Rennes, while Ryan Sessegnon is also doubtful due to a hamstring strain.
Matic Marusko is likely to return to the centre of the visiting defence, having missed the opener against Vitesse due to suspension.
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While the home supporters would usually find it difficult to get too worked up about this competition, they will be demanding a reaction following their team’s largely abject display at the Emirates Stadium.
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With Harry Kane yet to score in the league and looking desperately short of confidence, Nuno is likely to line up with the England captain as the spearhead of a fairly strong team in an attempt to play his way into form.
Having scored twice in Spurs’ 3-0 play-off victory over Pacos Ferreira in the last European home game, Kane and his fellow team-mates will surely prove far too strong for a team that only reached the Slovenian top flight three years ago.
Indeed, Ante Simundza’s side have only ever won three games in continental competition and have scored three goals and conceded 12 in their six most recent European fixtures – losing each of the last three.
Tottenham vs Mura predictions
All in all, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look like solid value on Tottenham winning by at least three clear goals against their modest opponents.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.