Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is using the Europa League to give game time to fringe players and as a result it took Spurs an hour to break down Group A minnows Shamrock Rovers at White Hart Lane last time out.
As a much stronger team in Rubin Kazan head to north London, Redknapp’s troops could be vulnerable then and punters could potentially cash-in on an upset by backing the group leaders at a whopping 9/2 with Betfred to beat Spurs’ second string.
Stoke by contrast, should fare a little better as they entertain Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Potters have really warmed to their European task this term and they’re a banker at 1/2 courtesy of Ladbrokes to see off the travel sick Israelis.
The visitors were hammered 5-1 in their other away match, against Besiktas and Tony Pulis’ side are subsequently worth considering in Blue Square’s handicaps, where they give away a goal start at odds of 5/4.