class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The north Londoners should be able to record a victory in their Europa League opener but we are opposing them to keep a clean sheet on Thursday
Tottenham play their first game in Group J of the Europa League on Thursday night as Jose Mourinho’s men welcome Austrian outfit LASK to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Premier League side will be hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of letting a three-goal lead slip against local rivals West Ham at the weekend, and are installed as clear favourites against the side currently fifth in Austria’s Bundesliga.
Tottenham vs LASK Latest Odds
Spurs have a strong home record in the Europa League, having lost just one of their last 12 matches in the competition, and they are offered at 3/10 (1.30) with bet365 to claim a win.
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Their Austrian opponents lost 7-1 on aggregate to Manchester United in the last-16 of this competition last season and can be backed at 17/2 (9.50), with the draw at 19/4 (5.75).
Tottenham vs LASK Team News
Eric Dier missed the 3-3 draw with West Ham on Sunday with a thigh injury and is a doubt, whilst Japhet Tanganga remains sidelined. Gareth Bale could be in line for his first start since re-joining the club.
The side from the city of Linz have no major injury concerns ahead of their first ever game against Spurs.
Tottenham vs LASK Preview
Spurs are understandably well-fancied to record a win, but they should be wary of the Austrian side who last season finished top of their group in the Europa League ahead of Sporting Club and PSV.
LASK then beat Sporting once more in the play-off for the this season’s edition of the tournament, and the Austrians have scored in 11 of their last 13 matches in the Europa League.
Spurs have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 competitive matches, and despite facing much lower-ranked opposition in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, Mourinho’s men conceded in all three clashes.
Tottenham vs LASK Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 3/4 (1.75) which could be tempting, but combining this selection with a home victory sees the odds rise to a healthy 8/5 (2.60).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.