Tottenham vs Pacos Ferreira
UEFA Europa Conference League Qualification,
Date: Thursday, 26 August 2021
Kick-off 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham have a one-goal deficit to overturn ahead of the reverse fixture of their UEFA Europa Conference League against Pacos Ferreira on Thursday evening.
Tottenham entered this matchup as massive favorites to progress, but Nuno Espirito Santo decided to mix up things drastically in his starting eleven for the first leg played seven days ago in Portugal.
His decision led to a 1-0 defeat for the Spurs who failed to create even a single shot on target on the occasion.
Since Tottenham can hardly find proper motivation for this newly-formed European competition, we do expect Nuno Espirito Santo to come up with a similarly rotated squad in this second leg, too.
However, Spurs can still ease past the Portuguese outfit even without the likes of Harry Kane or Heung-Min Son in their ranks, which makes this match very tough to call from the betting perspective.
Pacos Ferreira have been awful defensively in the last couple of weeks. The Portuguese side conceded three goals in back-to-back domestic league defeats to Boavista (0-3) and Estoril (1-3).
This will be the music to the ears of Ryan Sessegnon or Bryan Gil who might start on the wings once again on Thursday.
Tottenham vs Pacos Ferreira Head-to-head
This will only be the second H2H contest between Tottenham and Pacos Ferreira.
As mentioned above, Pacos Ferreira took advantage of the Spurs’ mixed up lineup to pick up a narrow 1-0 victory last week in Portugal.
Tottenham vs Pacos Ferreira Prediction
It all depends on Nuno’s starting lineup here, but we can almost certainly say it will not feature the main two stars. Tottenham are still pretty clear favorites with the likes of Lo Celso, Winks, Gil, and Sessegnon all set to get the nod.
Going for goals might be the safest pick here, especially knowing how easy to break down Pacos Ferreira have been at the start of the new Primeira Liga campaign. The Over 2.5 goals FT bet is priced up at the 1.72 odds.
Tottenham vs Pacos Ferreira Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 odd
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 2.50 odd.