Tottenham should be giveen credit for still being in with a shout in their Europa League tie against Basel having been 2-0 down at one point in the first leg at White Hart Lane. They battled back to level matters ahead of the return fixture in Switzerland but it’s nevertheless the hosts that are odds-on at 13/20 with BetVictor to progress to the last four.
Andre Villas-Boas’s charges are 7/5 at bet365 to reach the semi-final but having cancelled out Basel’s two-goal cushion the North London outfit might now have momentum on their side and they’re acutely aware that they simply need to win the match to get through.
They’re 15/8 at BetVictor to prevail on the night at St. Jakob Park, where Boylesports post 18/5 against a Tottenham success by a solitary goal while it’s 11/1 (BetVictor) for Spurs to shade it 2-1 and 7/1 at Coral for Emmanuel Adebayor to fire the opener; the latter made more attractive by his goal after 30 seconds against Everton as well as the absence of Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe.
Newcastle are 3-1 down to Benfica ahead of the pair’s second leg showdown at St James’ Park and that means they’re 11/2 courtesy of Paddy Power to get to the Europe League semi final.
Qualification is probably beyond Alan Pardew’s troops but they can at least reduce the arrears by securing a home win at odds of 2/1 (bet365).