Tip Royal Antwerp - Tottenham
Tottenham travel to Belgium for Europa League action on Thursday when they take on Royal Antwerp in Group J. Both teams got off to perfect starts on the opening matchday last week. Antwerp came from behind to win 2-1 at Ludogorets, while Spurs walloped LASK in a 3-0 win that prominently featured the talents of new signing Carlos Vinicius. The Brazilian forward will expect another opportunity to impress in Europe due to the demanding fixture list that Spurs are dealing with. Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have combined to tremendous effect so far this season, so Jose Mourinho will feel the need to rest them when he can. That may also mean another start for Gareth Bale, who picked up an assist in that win over LASK. Spurs come into this game off the back of a 1-0 victory away to Burnley in the Premier League. They are unbeaten in ten games in all competitions, a run that started after they suffered an opening-day league defeat to Everton. Goals haven't been hard to come by for Tottenham's attackers with seven of their last ten games seeing them score two or more. In the Europa League, they are undefeated in their last five fixtures.
Antwerp are unbeaten in their previous seven games, winning the last five. The victory over Ludogorets was their first in the Europa League in four matches. They are unbeaten at home in their last five matches in all competitions but may find it difficult to handle a team of Tottenham's quality. We can see plenty of shots finding the back of the net. Antwerp's last seven matches have featured at least three goals. Expect another few to fly in on Thursday. Back Spurs to win and both teams to score.
Key points Royal Antwerp - Tottenham
Antwerp are undefeated in seven matches, winning the last five.
Tottenham have scored at least two goals in seven of their last ten fixtures.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last ten matches in all competitions.
Conclusion Royal Antwerp - Tottenham
Spurs are in tremendous shape right now, stringing together an impressive run of results. We expect them to beat Antwerp but believe that the Belgian side won't give them an easy fight. Back Spurs and both teams to score.
Royal Antwerp Tottenham Prediction published on October 27, 2020