Tottenham Hotspur will be hopeful of moving clear at the top of Group C tonight
Spurs face a potentially tricky match against Greek side Asteras Tripolis tonight in the knowledge that a win will see them secure a lead at the top of their group
Spurs are joint leaders and are neck and neck with Besiktas on points as well as goal difference and total goals, however victory in Greece this evening against the bottom placed team and a slip up for Besiktas against Partisan Belgrade could be sufficient to see the North London side move through to the last 32 of the competition.
Spurs are unbeaten so far in the Europa League and following their 5-1 demolition of Tripolis in their last outing, Mauricio Pochettino will be confident that they can dish out another footballing lesson in this encounter.
Harry Kane inspired a late victory against Aston Villa at Villa Park last weekend, this result putting an end to a three match winless run in the Premier League and the player will be anxious to prove his worth and earn himself his first senior international call-up.
Kane has hit the back of the net nine times during his last thirteen matches and he has particularly enjoyed this competition. He will almost certainly feature in this match alongside a changed side as Pochettino utilises his large squad in order to cope with a somewhat hectic schedule.
Asteras Tripolis are one of four sides involved in the group stages who started the competition in the second qualifying round. They have been involved in three European competitions to date, however their ten appearances this season make this by far the longest involvement.
They haven’t lost at home in the Europa League so far, however tonight will see them face their toughest task yet against a strong attacking Tottenham side.
Asteras still maintain realistic ambitions of a place in the last 32 of the competition and they sit a mere one point behind the top two in the group, however they will face a Spurs side who thrashed them last time out and an early goal for the visiting team will almost certainly signal another defeat.
As a result, we feel there is huge value to be had by backing a Spurs win with a handicap of one goal tonight at odds of 21/10 as opposed to the usual price of 4/5 for a Tottenham victory.
Kane performed the role of goalkeeper in the reverse fixture, however he will be in his usual position in Greece tonight and looks a decent bet to contribute to the scoring with his fifth goal in the competition this season.
Our betting tips
Tottenham win, One goal handicap – Paddy Power 21/10
Anytime goalscorer, Harry Kane – BetVictor 13/8