After a pulsating European night at last week, Andre Villas-Boas' men travel to Switzerland where our tipster thinks the home side will progress and has a 10/3 value betAlthough Tottenham recovered from 2-0 down to level the tie at 2-2, Basel sit in the driving seat after securing two away goals in the Europa League first leg. Murat Yakin’s men exposed a frail home defence and may be slightly disappointed not to have come away from London with more of an advantage.
The Swiss side will go into this second leg full of confidence. Basel are unbeaten at home in this year's competition and have won their last four matches, William Hill price them as slight favourites at 7/5 (2.40) to win the game, but offer odds of 8/13 (1.62) for them to qualify.
Spurs travel to Switzerland with an awful away record in the Europa League, yet to complete a victory on the road.
Unless the game finishes in a high-scoring draw, Villas-Boas' men will have to do something they have failed to do so far this season to win the match.
William Hill offer the price of 9/5 (2.80) for them to break that run. If you believe Spurs will qualify, you can get odds of 6/5 (2.20) for them to progress to the next round. William Hill are also offering the draw at 5/2 (2.50).
Looking at the qualifying market, it’s tough to ignore the price of 8/13 (1.62) for Basel to qualify. Yakin’s men have such a strong home record, it’s difficult to look past them, especially as Tottenham’s main man Gareth Bale is ruled out with an ankle injury.
For those looking for extra value, Basel to win to nil stands out at 10/3 (4.33) with William Hill. This bet would have paid out in the Swiss side's last four home Europa League matches.
Add into a fact Spurs have only managed three goals away from home in normal time in the competition and are missing Bale and striker Jermain Defoe, this bet is certainly worth investing in.
|FC Basel to qualify at 8/13 (1.62) with William Hill
||FC Basel to win to nil at 10/3 (4.33) with William Hill
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