Spurs are unbeaten in Group C of the Europa League. We expect their record to remain intact when they face Besiktas this evening.
Tottenham Hotspur have had an excellent Europa League campaign to date and they will be eager to finish the group stage without defeat when they face Besiktas this evening.
A mere two points separate Spurs from second placed Besiktas and both teams will be looking to go through to the last 32 as winners of their group. Obviously only one can achieve that and as such tonight’s match is extremely straightforward, winner takes all! Should Besiktas wish to climb to pole position they need to beat Spurs. If Spurs wish to remain on top they need to either win or draw in Turkey.
Besiktas managed a point in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane earlier in the campaign thanks to a late penalty from Demba Ba, Spurs taking a lead with a Harry Kane strike in the first half. Following this draw in North London, it is hardly surprising to see the home side start this match as favourites with Paddy Power offering 13/10 for a Besiktas victory, Spurs available at 5/2 with Coral and a draw up for grabs at 5/2 with William Hill.
We think Spurs can take something from Turkey tonight, however our choice has to be to back Tottenham Hotspur to win or draw with Bet365’s Double Chance market at odds of 8/11. Spurs are enjoying a period of fine form at the moment and have recorded three successive European wins so we feel they can continue their unbeaten record in the competition.
Nevertheless, the hosts are no mugs in front of goal and have scored seventeen goals in their last seven matches, however they are less than solid at the back and Spurs will capitalise on that this evening. As such, we’re also backing Both Teams to Score with Coral offering Evens for such an outcome.
Both teams will be desperate to win the group, however caution will be the key word tonight and we’re not expecting a goal-fest by any means. Spurs will almost certainly avoid defeat tonight, however Besiktas will get their names on the scoresheet.
Our betting tips
Tottenham to avoid defeat – Bet365 Double Chance market 8/11
Both teams to score – Coral Evens