STAR PREVIEW: Tottenham Hotspur v Anderlecht
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother good result for the column – on a real roll at the moment, long may it continue.
I was with Chelsea / Chelsea on the HT/FT market and the column’s profit since last year’s World Cup is now close to 100 points again.
I’m heading to White Hart Lane tonight for Spurs’ Europa League clash against Anderlecht but I fear there will be more fireworks off the pitch than on it – even in the rain !!!
The first three head to head’s between these two ended 1-1 and Anderlecht beat Spurs 2-1 in the reverse fixture last month, Spurs led that game after just four minutes.
An added complication is that the North London derby against Arsenal is on the horizon on Sunday so the tactics of Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be of added interest especially with Spurs bidding to extend an unbeaten sequence of 10 in the Premier League.
Breaking news: The Spurs starting XI looks strong.
Group J is particularly tight so a win is pretty essential to maintain any hopes of progression in this tournament for Spurs.
Winger Andros Townsend has been dropped from the squad after a row but Son Heung-min is back in contention and on the bench after six weeks out with a foot problem.
Tottenham Hotspur v Anderlecht
UEFA Europa League Group Stage
20:05 BT Sport Europe / BT Sport Europe HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Oct 2015 EUROPA LEAGUE Anderlecht 2-1 Tottenham
Dec 2007 UEFA CUP Anderlecht 1-1 Tottenham
May 1984 UEFA CUP Tottenham 1-1 Anderlecht
May 1984 UEFA CUP Anderlecht 1-1 Tottenham
On the basis of a strong team selection am going with Spurs at around 8/13 with Star Sports.
RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)
BACK SPURS for 9 points at around 8/13 with Star Sports
RETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 96.08 POINTS