After a devastating first leg in their Europa League playoff, Spurs return home with qualification almost certainly guaranteedTottenham welcome Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi to White Hart Lane in the Europa League play-off after a thrashing last week at the Dinamo Arena.
Andros Townsend started the rout early in the first half, with goals also coming from Paulinho, Danny Rose and two from new signing Roberto Soldado. Tbilisi struggled with the Premier League side and expect that to be the trend again on Thursday.
Andre Villas-Boas will be wary that Tbilisi have nothing to lose as they come into this fixture, but will more than likely field a second-string side with the north London derby to come on Sunday. However, this won't mean any respite for Tbilisi with Spurs' squad looking very strong this season.
William Hill price Spurs at 1/4 (1.25) to take victory tonight and keep up their 100 per cent record so far in all competitions.
Dinamo haven't played since their loss at home last Thursday. Their match against Spartaki Tskhinvali was postponed at the weekend, so the Georgians will be fresh for the encounter tonight. Dusan Uhrin Jr's men are priced at 12/1 (13.00) with William Hill to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 11/2 (6.50).
With the price on a Spurs win too short to back, it's worth considering other options for this match. The Premier League side to win to nil at 10/11 (1.91) also seems a tad short when you consider their opponents have got nothing to lose and could well score against a second-string Spurs side.
However, it's the handicap market which throws up the best price. Tottenham to win -2 at 29/20 (2.45) with William Hill is a fantastic price. Despite Villas-Boas being expected to name a weaker side, they should still continue to score plenty against a poor Tbilisi.
|Tottenham -2 handicap at 29/20 (2.45) 1.0pts with William Hill
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