Andre Villas-Boas treated the Europa League seriously, fielding a strong side in all of Tottenham’s ties whilst he was in charge but it remains to be seen what importance his replacement Tim Sherwood will place on the competition, especially as Spurs remain right in the thick of the battle for fourth place in the Premier League.
Nevertheless, the North London outfit have a strong squad and they look a banker at 3/10 via betway to qualify from their first knockout tie against Dnipro.
The first leg takes place in the Ukraine and bookies are struggling to separate the two teams, with Skybet installing the hosts as 19/10 outsiders and bet365 rating Sherwood’s troops as slight underdogs at 9/5.
However, the home side might be ring rusty having not played a league match for a couple of months and Tottenham, who are decent travellers, could capitalise.
BetVictor chalk Spurs up at 8/1 to grab the only goal, Jermain Defoe is a tempting 6/1 at William Hill to break the deadlock in one of his final appearances for the club but arguably the best bet is bet365′s 10/3 for the visitors to sneak it by a one-goal margin.
Tottenham to win by one – 10/3 (bet365)