Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moscow tips: Spurs look forward to Europa League
Tottenham Hotspur should keep their European dreams alive tonight, but not in the Champions League
December 7th, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur fans will have already resigned themselves to the fact that their Champions League hopes and dreams are now at an end, irrespective of whatever happens at Wembley Stadium tonight. A win over CSKA Moscow could see Pochettino’s men climb level with Leverkusen should the German side lose to group leaders Monaco, however Tottenham’s inferior head-to-head record with the Bundesliga outfit means that the best they can achieve is third place and with it a place in this season’s Europa League.
Undoubtedly the killer blow to Spurs was their 2-1 defeat to Monaco in their last European outing, however they are still in with a chance of European glory, albeit a lower level. As long as Spurs avoid defeat this evening, then they will still be in Europe and this will provide them with another route into next season’s Champions League.
Will Tottenham manage at least a point in west London tonight? They haven’t impressed at the national stadium as yet although they managed a win in Moscow against tonight’s opponents. Nevertheless the visitors are unbeaten in their last six matches and head into this clash on the back of a 4-0 weekend win over FC Ural. As for Spurs, their 5-0 hammering of Swansea City will have instilled a huge amount of confidence into the side following some dismal recent results and we believe that this will lift them to victory at Wembley this evening.
Best odds of 4/7 on a Spurs win don’t provide the punter with an attractive proposition however, therefore it is clearly best to look elsewhere and those looking for something a little meatier should consider backing Spurs to win-to-nil at 31/20 with Boylesports. Tottenham haven’t kept a clean sheet at home in this competition as yet and prior to the weekend Premier League victory they leaked in their previous seven outings. They nevertheless kept CSKA Moscow at bay in the last meeting between the sides and we fancy their chances of repeating this tonight.
Harry Kane will be the man to watch on the anytime goalscorer market and he is a very tempting bet in that regard. He has had a pretty quiet Champions League but has been in excellent form in domestic competition and looks excellent value at Evens with William Hill to score at some point.