Tottenham remain unbeaten in Group J but with four draws played out in five matches, Spurs haven’t quite booked their place in knockout stages of the Europa League. A victory at home to Panathinaikos however, will take care of that and Andre Villas-Boas’ troops are home bankers at 1/3 via BetVictor to ensure they go through at the expense of the Greek outfit.
The visitors have lost both of their away games, failing to get on the scoresheet in each of them and that lends appeal to William Hill’s 11/10 for Tottenham to prevail ‘to nil’ while the same firm cater for the more ambitious, offering 6/1 for Spurs to notch twice without reply.
Villas-Boas has fielded strong line-ups in the competition so far and with qualification on the line, this contest should be no exception. Another start could in the offing for Jermain Defoe then and after the prolific striker bagged a brace at the weekend, he’s worth backing at 10/3 (bet365) especially as the England man helped himself to a hat trick in his team’s last European home match.
Tottenham to win ‘to nil’ – 11/10 (William Hill)
Jermain Defoe to score first – 10/3 (bet365)