Football Betting: Live on ITV1 & Skysports 2: Wed 19.45: Tottenham are set to dominate against Young Boys Bern on ITV while Dutch giants Ajax entertain tricky Dinamo Kiev.
Tottenham defended horribly and struggled to adjust to the artificial playing surface in last week’s Champions League qualifying clash against Young Boys but Roman Pavlyuchenko’s late strike kept their hopes of progression and just 3-2 in arrears Harry Redknapp’s men are a banker at 2/7 with Stan James to make it to the group phase.
Spurs are 1/4 (Jaxx.com) to win the match and unless they concede more than two goals in the process then that will be enough. Fortunately the north Londoners are unlikely to ship any goals at all and look well placed at 21/20 with bet365 to win ‘to nil’ against a Young Boys side whose chance, it’s hard not to feel, has probably gone now.
Redknapp’s charges meanwhile, should coast it against a team that looked defensively shaky even on home soil and so a handicap flutter on Spurs at 15/8 (Paddy Power) to cover a two-goal start, is worth considering at White Hart Lane.
In the night’s other games, 888Sport post 5/6 against an Ajax victory as they welcome Dynamo Kiev to the Amsterdam Arena, FC Copenhagen’s late away goal against Rosenberg could prove crucial and they tempt at 11/10 (Paddy Power) to eliminate the Norwegians while MSK Zilina are all but through after their 2-0 win at Sparta Prague and they’re overpriced at 7/5 with bet365 to win the second leg as well.
Finally the toughest clash to call looks to be that between Auxerre and Zenit St Petersburg but we’re tentatively siding with the French side at 6/4 with Totesport to win the match, whether they can also qualify remains to be seen.