Tottenham Hotspur-Basel Betting Preview: Hosts to run rampant at the Lane

After Spurs scrapped through the last round, Andre Villas-Boas' men face an easier task, with Hugh Wilson backing the home side to romp to victory including a 9/2 value bet
Despite Tottenham Hotspur destroying Inter at White Hart Lane in the last round, they almost threw it all away in Italy, as Andre Villas-Boas men needed an extra-time goal from Emmanuel Adeybayor to avoid an embarrassing exit from the competition.

With Gareth Bale returning from suspension, Spurs are heavy favorites with BetVictor at 2/5 (1.40) to come away from this first leg with a win.

Basel also just progressed in the competition, after an impressive 2-1 aggregate win over Zenit.

Following on from a brilliant 2-0 win at home in the first leg, the Swiss side travelled to Russia where they held on, despite being reduced to 10 men and Roman Shirokov missing an 86th minute penalty to potentially take the game into extra-time.

Murat Yakin’s men have yet to win away from home in the Europa League this season and are underdogs at 15/2 (8.50) with BetVictor to shock Spurs. The same firm price the draw at a long 4/1 (5.00).

Spurs' home form in the Europa league has been excellent this season, winning their last four matches. A bet that stands out in this match is Tottenham -1 handicap at 39/40 (1.98).

With the north Londoners keen to take a big advantage to Switzerland, this bet should easily pay out.

Of their four Europa League wins at home this season, this bet would have paid out on three occasions. Take into account Basel’s poor away record in the competition and this bet is tough to ignore.

For those looking for extra value, it’s worth looking at the anytime goal scoring market. Gareth Bale, who has been the star of Spurs European campaign so far, is a short 4/6 (1.67) to net anytime. However, the real value lies with Belgium international Jan Vertonghen.

The defender has been right amongst the goals this season, scoring last weekend against Swansea, as well as netting against Inter in their last Europa League home game, and is priced at a fantastic 9/2 (5.50) with BetVictor to score anytime.

Tottenham Hotspur - 1 handicap at 39/40 (1.98) with BetVictor
Jan Vertonghen to score in 90 minutes at 9/2 (5.50) with BetVictor

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