Tottenham - Anzhi Makhackala Betting Preview: Defoe to lead Spurs to a comfortable victory

With qualification and top spot already confirmed, Goal tipster Hugh Wilson is backing Andre Villas-Boas's side to end the group stages with a routine win at home
Tottenham have looked extremely solid in the Europa League this season, winning all five of their Group K matches to comfortably progress through to the next round.

Despite having a relatively easy group, Spurs have been professional in the competition, playing strong sides in each match and ensuring that they do not leave anything to chance.

Anzhi Makhachkala, who sit second in the group, are the visitors to White Hart Lane on Thursday evening.

The Russian side sit second in the group, with back-to-back victories against Tromso having helped them to eight points in the competition so far. Betway price them at 10/1 (11.00) to take all three points.

With no let up expected from Villas-Boas, it is no surprise to see his side at 11/50 (1.22) to beat Anzhi, who sit bottom of the Russian Premier League. Betway also have the draw at 5/1 (6.00).

Jermain Defoe has been prolific in the competition this season, netting seven goals in his five appearances and making his case for replacing Roberto Soldado in the Premier League.

The striker, who has now become Tottenham's all-time leading scorer in Europe, is 17/20 (1.85) with Betway to net anytime.

This would have paid out in each match that he has played in the Europa League this season and he should be able to get his name on the scoresheet against an Anzhi side who have really fallen from grace in recent months after a spell towards the top of the Russian game.

For those looking for more value, backing Spurs to win 2-0 at 5/1 (6.00) is certainly worth a small investment.

The Londoners have scored exactly two goals in their last four games, with the 2-0 correct score bet paying out in three of their last four Europa League matches. With Anzhi struggling for goals, scoring once in their last five matches, it is definitely worth backing.

Jermain Defoe to score anytime for a 2pt stake at 17/20 (1.85) with Betway
Tottenham to win 2-0 for a 1pt stake at 5/1 (6.00) with Betway

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