Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips: Spurs should cruise
Preview and odds for Thursday’s Europa Conference League play-off clash
Tottenham must overturn a first-leg play-off deficit if they are to reach the Europa Conference League group stage and we have studied the odds to bring you some Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips.
All 32 teams involved in the groups will have had to qualify via the play-offs, with no one granted automatic entry to the competition proper.
The game takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday with a 7.45pm BST kick-off.
Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira match odds
Tottenham are 2/9 to beat the Portuguese side after they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the Estadio da Mata Real last Thursday.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo left the entire starting XI from the 1-0 win over Manchester City – and Harry Kane – at home.
It showed as Spurs were dismal against Pacos, who finished fifth in the Primera Liga last season, 11 points behind fourth-placed Braga.
Lucas Silva ran in behind new signing Cristian Romero easily to latch on to a Nuno Santos through ball and slotted home the only goal.
Tottenham have now conceded in each of their last nine road games in Europe but have not been breached in any of their previous five European games at home.
Nuno is likely to make several changes for the second leg, with senior players expected to be restored to the starting line-up.
Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira head-to-head
Pacos have won four Segunda Liga titles (now LigaPro) and have scored in just three of their last seven European ties.
It is 5/4 for both sides to score on Thursday in the Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips.
Spurs, who went out of the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb at the last-16 stage last term, had 64% of the possession in the first leg against Pacos but failed to generate a shot on target.
Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira key battles
New signing Bryan Gil was the one bright spot in Tottenham’s much-changed team. The 20-year-old winger excelled in Spain last season and he is likely to gain more minutes.
Spurs lacked an attacking threat, although this is likely to change on Thursday with the likes of Son Heung-min (pictured above) expected to play some part.
Spurs have scored multiple goals in nine of their last 10 European games at home, winning nine of those by two goals or more, and it is 23/20 they grab three goals or more this time in the Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication