Tottenham’s double header against Inter Milan is arguably the tie of the round in the Europa League, especially for those recalling the two meetings between the pair in the Champions League in 2010.
Those matches racked up eleven goals in total, three of them coming from Gareth Bale on that memorable night in the San Siro but it’s unlikely to be as high scoring as the pair renew hostilities at White Hart Lane.
Spurs are fancied at 8/11 via William Hill, to qualify over the two legs but if they are to justify that favouritism then they’ll probably need to win this first match, a result rated by Betfred at 4/5.
Andre Villas-Boas however, has been fielding strong line-ups in the competition so we can expect to see Gareth Bale take to the pitch at some stage, even if it’s not from the start.
Given that the in-form Welsh attacker bagged an incredible treble against the Serie A outfit a couple of years ago, helped himself to a brace at home to Lyon and has now racked up ten goals in his last eight matches in all competitions, he’s a great bet at 5/4 (Stan James) to get on the scoresheet and he’s equally tempting at 9/2 courtesy of Hills to break the deadlock.
Gareth Bale to score in a Spurs victory – 21/10 (Stan James)