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The north Londoners will be seeking for an early place in the next round of the Europa League when they welcome their Moldovan opponent on Thursday night

Tottenham Hotspur host Sheriff Tiraspol in Group K of this season’s Europa League at the White Hart Lane.

The hosts currently top their group following consecutive wins in the competition and can book their place in the next round of the Europa League should they secure victory over their visitors.

Andre Villas-Boas have won all their five games this term and are red-hot favorites to continue their impressive displays on Thursday night. Ladbrokes is backing them at amazing odds of 1/8 (1.12) to record another win before their home fans.

Sheriff are currently placed third on the log and are massive underdogs going into this tie. They are available at long odds of 20/1 (21.00) to cause an upset in London which seems a near impossible task.

The draw is rated as a 7/1 (8.00) chance with Ladbrokes baring the fact that the visitors can launch a bid to the next round with a no victor, no vanquished situation.

Tottenham aside from their impressive results this term are yet to concede a single since the commencement of this tourney and you can back them at 1/2 (1.50) to keep a clean sheet.

Punters should be aware of the fact that the hosts have won both halves in no fewer than four of their five Europa League games so far this season and, with home advantage, Spurs are certainly more than capable of doing so again here.

Therefore, the 8/11 (1.72) quote from Ladbrokes for the White Hart Lane giants  to win both halves is outstanding value and should be eagerly snapped up, especially as their forwards have been scoring much more freely in Europe than domestically.

Jermain Defoe has already scored four times in Europe this season and you can be sure he will get the curtain raiser against the lowly rated Moldovans at 5/2 (3.50) while he is available at 7/1 (8.00) to net a hat-tick. Roberto Soldado is a 2/5 (1.40) to score at any time.

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