Tottenham Hotspur vs Antwerp
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
These two teams have already ensured their progression to the knockouts, and now all that remains to be seen is which of the two will be adjudged as the group champions. It’s of importance, since the first-placed team will be allotted an easier opponent in the Round of 32.
Surprisingly, Spurs are placed second in the table, and need a win this Thursday to climb to the top, while Ivan Leko’s men could secure the first place with a draw.
The hosts are the toppers of the most competitive league in Europe, while their counterparts come from the comparatively weaker Belgian top flight. Moreover, Spurs are also at home, and are managed by the legendary Jose Mourinho.
Surely count on a Tottenham win this Thursday.
Tottenham vs Antwerp: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Belgians had won the reverse fixture, with a 1-0 scorecard at home. This has been the only h2h meeting till now.
- Mourinho’s men were unbeaten in six of their previous ten overall match-ups against other Belgian rivals.
- Leko’s men last won against any other English club back in 1975.
Tottenham vs Antwerp: Prediction
Jose’s men were held to a 3-3 draw the last match-day by LASK, on the road. In the meantime, Leko’s men posted a 3-1 win at home against Ludogorets.
Going on, the Spurs are in terrifying form, and are at home. They will also assemble a serious squad (despite being busy in the PL) as they are targeting a first-place finish.
They are unbeaten in their previous eight fixtures (six of which were wins), and they had also remained so in 19 of their preceding 20 games. At home, they are also on a five-fixture winning run, and had scored a total of 40 goals from their past 16 appearances here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in five of their last eight overall match-ups, and they remained so in three of their past four road trips.
Considering these stats, expect a definitive Tottenham Hotspur win this Thursday.
Tottenham vs Antwerp: Betting Tips
Tottenham Hotspur -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).