Tottenham host Antwerp on Thursday night time within the closing sport of the Europa League group stage. Jose Mourinho’s aspect can leapfrog their opponents and high Group J with a win, whereas anything would see their Belgian opposition end on the summit.
Spurs will likely be wanting to proper the wrongs of not solely final week’s European outing, wherein they conceded a final minute equaliser in a 3-3 draw with LASK, but in addition their shock 1-0 loss within the reverse fixture towards Antwerp on matchday two.
Ivan Leko will need his aspect to carry on their spectacular type within the competitors, having received 4 of their 5 video games to this point.
Who will end high of Group J? ?♂️
ℹ️ Matchday 6: Spurs vs Antwerp #UEL pic.twitter.com/xUYLeP4YSO
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 5, 2020
When is it? Thursday 10 December
What Time is it? 20:00
Where is it Played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV Channel? BT Sport 2
Referee? Jesus Gil Manzano
Gareth Bale is probably going to begin | Ashley Western/MB Media/Getty Images
Tanguy Ndombele stays a doubt for Thursday night time’s conflict after lacking out on the north London derby on the weekend. Meanwhile, Erik Lamela remains to be sidelined with a foot drawback.
In any case, it appears doubtless that Mourinho will revert to his most popular Europa League lineup throughout this busy schedule.
The guests will likely be with out defender Matheus and midfielder Sander Coopman. Otherwise, the Belgian outfit are doubtless to subject a full energy aspect to come away with a outcome and end high of the group.
Tottenham: Hart; Doherty, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies; Winks, Lo Celso; Lucas, Dele, Bale; Vinicius
Antwerp: Butez; Seck, Gelin, De Laet; Miyashi, Gerkens, Haroun, Hangola, Juklerod; Rafaelov, Benavente
Spurs come into the tie in good type. Mourinho’s males have not misplaced within the eight video games since their final assembly with Antwerp. Despite a disappointing draw at LASK final Thursday, Spurs will step up to the duty stuffed with confidence having seen off bitter rivals Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday.
With a number of spectacular and mature performances behind them, Spurs will likely be wanting ahead to avenge their defeat in Belgium.
Sit again and revel in it once more… #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/nFep0umo84
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 6, 2020
Things have not been as plain crusing for Antwerp domestically. Leko’s aspect discover themselves fourth within the Belgian Pr League with a considerably leaky defence turning into a function for them, having let in 23 objectives and solely stored one clear sheet within the first 15 matches to this point this marketing campaign.
However, they’ve discovered a manner of reinventing themselves on Thursday nights. Leko’s aspect have solely conceded three objectives in 5 video games within the Europa League this season and, as talked about, they sit high of the group with 12 factors.
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal (6/12)
LASK 3-3 Tottenham (3/12)
Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham (29/11)
Tottenham 4-0 Ludogorets (26/11)
Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City (21/11)
Genk 4-2 Antwerp (6/12)
Antwerp 3-1 Ludogorets (3/12)
Antwerp 3-2 Leuven (30/11)
LASK 0-2 Antwerp (26/11)
Oostende 1-1 Antwerp (21/11)
The previous couple of weeks, and the north London derby particularly, have actually given a way that Mourinho has instilled his philosophy and that the gamers have put their religion of their supervisor. We’ve seen some basic Mourinho performances from Spurs this yr, and also you get a sense that one thing particular may very well be brewing on the membership.
It’ll be a tricky ask for Antwerp to go away London as group winners, however they’ve already upset Spurs this season.
A historic night time to keep in mind… ?✨#COYR #UEL #ANTTOT #AntwerpOnTour pic.twitter.com/yFj0shszRD
— Royal Antwerp FC (@official_rafc) October 30, 2020
However, you’d have to again this in-form Tottenham group towards practically anybody they arrive up towards proper now, and Antwerp do not appear able to pulling off one other large outcome…proper?
Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Antwerp