Tottenham continues with their bid for a spot in the Europa League knockout stages when they welcome home Bulgarian giants Ludogrets Razgrad. The match schedules in North London at the new Tottenham stadium on Thursday with kickoff at 11 pm.
Spurs are currently topping their group with six points from a possible nine. On the other hand, Ludogrets sit at the bottom of the table without a point to show for.
The Chosen One is currently flying high with his side at the top of the Premier League. It is not a familiar sight for Spurs gave their recent history. Jose Mourinho spearheaded a tactical masterclass for the North London outfit to put a 2-0 win against rivals Manchester City. Son Heung-Min and Lo Celso found the back of the net to continue the side’s excellent run of form.
Their last win pushed the Lilywhite’s to four unbeaten matches, with Tottenham coming out on top in nine of their last 11 fixtures domestically and Europe. However, it remains too soon for the Chosen One to wrap their qualification for Europa League knockout stages.
The hopes for a spot in the knockout stages remain shuttered for Stanislav Genchev’s side. The side recently suffered a defeat at Antwerp before coming on the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller against Linz despite a hat-trick by Elvis Manu.
Tottenham vs. Ludogorets Head to Head
Both sides have one match against each other, with Tottenham taking home the sole win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City
West Brom 0-1 Tottenham
Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-1 Brighton
Royal Antwerp 1-0 Tottenham
FC CSKA 1948 Sofia 0-3 Ludogorets
Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham
Ludogorets 1- Levski Sofia
LASK 4-3 Ludogorets
Montana 1921 1-3 Ludogorets
Tottenham Team News
Mourinho remains with fewer defensive options, with Toby Alderweireld forced off the pitch during their clash with Man City. Joe Rodon is not eligible to play in the Europa League. David Sanchez might have to partner with Eric Dier at the heart of the defense. Japhet Tanganga remains recovering from an injury with Matt Doherty with a positive coronavirus test.
Ludogorets Team News
Higinio Marin and Wanderson are set to remain unavailable till 2021. However, there are no injury or suspension concerns ahead of their trip to North London. Claudiu Keseru looks set to lead the attacking line after netting the solitary goal for the side.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Tottenham to show their impressive display against a side without a win yet in the group stages.
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals: 2H