Tottenham Hotspur - AEL Limassol Betting Preview: Back Spurs to make a quick start

Spurs came from behind to win the first leg of their Europa League play-off clash in Cyprus last week but here our tipster is backing the home side to score early
Tottenham Hotspur were given a scare last week in their Europa League play-off first leg as they conceded a 14th minute goal to AEL Limassol. They eventually restored order after the introduction of Erik Lamela, who set up Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane to see Spurs grind out a 2-1 win.

The two sides meet again at White Hart Lane in the second leg, with the market in huge favour of Spurs.

Paddy Power price the north Londoners at just 1/6 (1.16) to win and 4/9 (1.44) to win with a -1 handicap.

After their victory away in Cyprus, Mauricio Pochettino’s side followed that up with an impressive display at home to QPR, scoring early which set them up for a 4-0 victory in the Premier league.

AEL played their first domestic match at the weekend, beating Nea Salamis away from home 2-0. Ivaylo Petev will be disappointed his side couldn’t hold on to the victory last week, and they face a huge task this evening, with Paddy Power pricing them at 16/1 (17.00) to win and 6/1 (7.00) to come away with a draw.

It’s tough to back total goals in this fixture, with over 2.5 goals 4/7 (1.57) with Paddy Power and Spurs to score over 2.5 team goals 5/6 (1.83) both a little skinny.

Instead there is value to be found in when the first Spurs goal may be scored at White Hart Lane. Pochettino’s side came out firing against QPR at the weekend, with Nacer Chadli scoring within the first 15 minutes.

Tottenham to be leading by 20 minutes at 6/4 (2.50) seems like a fantastic price with Paddy Power. AEL, despite their strong showing last week, should struggle to contain a Spurs side full of attacking threat.

With Tottenham having a fantastic home record in the Europa League, winning nine of their last 11 matches, scoring 29 goals in those games, you can expect a rampant Spurs side to start early this evening as they look to kill off the tie and book their place in the Europa League group stages.

Tottenham to be lead at 20 minutes at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1pts stake with Paddy Power

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