Tip Tottenham - LASK
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur kick off their Europa League campaign with a home match against LASK of the Austrian Bundesliga on Thursday night. This is Spurs' 11th consecutive season in European competition. They have graced more illustrious stages than those of the Europa League but it will be an important competition for Jose Mourinho's side. The Premier League is looking more competitive and unpredictable than ever and a European place via league position is by no means a guarantee. LASK came to continental prominence last season when they faced Manchester United in the latter stages of this competition. The less said about the 7-1 aggregate defeat the better. Having said that, it should be mentioned considering the fact that Spurs have already put seven goals past a European team this season (as well as six past United themselves). Yes, Spurs look in terrific nick, scoring goals for fun with a frontline that could fire them to glory. Harry Kane has ten goals in nine appearances and Heung-Min Son has eight goals in seven appearances. Expect at least one of the two to be involved.
This game could also see the second full Tottenham debut of Gareth Bale. The forward came on in the 3-3 draw with West Ham and missed a good opportunity to seal the win for Spurs. He may be raring to go here. Spurs have scored 16 goals in their last three matches. They are unbeaten in four home matches in all competitions. They have only lost one of their last 12 home matches in the Europa League. LASK have only lost one of their last eight matches. Away from home, they have won two of their last four home matches. Their last Europa League fixture was an impressive 4-1 away to Sporting Lisbon. However, we see a free-scoring Tottenham side scoring early and being ahead at both half-time and full-time.
Key points Tottenham - LASK
Tottenham have scored 16 goals in their last three games.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last four home matches in all competitions.
Both teams have scored in Tottenham's last four home matches.
LASK have failed to win five of their last seven European away games.
Conclusion Tottenham - LASK
LASK are not a bad outfit by any means but they don't have the quality to compete with Tottenham. We expect Spurs to be fiery after throwing away a three-goal lead against West Ham at the weekend. Back Spurs half-time/full-time.
Tottenham LASK Prediction published on October 19, 2020