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Tottenham v Roma Betting: Spurs to make another splash upfront

09:45 EAT 25/07/2017
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Seeming rusty at the back but sharp up front versus Paris Saint-Germain, Al Hain-Cole sees more goals when Spurs take on the prolific Giallorossi

After overcoming Paris Saint-Germain in their opening International Champions clash, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking for another encouraging result when they take on Roma at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday.

Mauricio Pochettino's men ran out 4-2 winners over Les Parisiens in Florida on Saturday, and are available at 6/5 (2.20) with Paddy Power to follow that up with another victory in New Jersey.

Having lost out on penalties to the same French opposition in their previous ICC game, the Giallorossi are 15/8 (2.88) outsiders to bounce back by coming out on top in this one.

All draws in this competition will lead directly to a penalty shootout, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on this one requiring spot kicks to separate the teams after a deadlocked 90 minutes.

Considering their opponents had an extra 90 minutes of action already under their belt, it was perhaps no surprise when Spurs went behind after just six minutes of their first pre-season friendly.

However, although a certain rustiness at the back did continue to characterise the match, it was the Londoners' impressive firepower that eventually proved telling in an entertaining 4-2 victory.

While goalkeeper Kevin Trapp's dismissal just after the break certainly helped to unpick the opposition defence, this cutting edge in front of goal has become a real feature of Pochettino's team over the last couple of seasons.

The Premier League runners-up finished last campaign with 13 goals from their final two matches to take their total to a division high 86 - more than even champions Chelsea.

Having also outscored title-winning Juventus in their own league with 94 goals in 38 Serie A games last time out, Eusebio Di Francesco's prolific side should ensure that goalmouth action is not merely restricted to one end of the pitch.

With so many dangerous attacking players on the pitch taking on defenders still struggling to return to full match sharpness, odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem like solid value on Tottenham playing their part in a second consecutive game with over 3.5 goals.

Over 3.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) for a 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power