Partizan vs Tottenham Hotspur 09/18/2014 Free UEFA Europa League Pick and Preview
Tottenham Hotspur vs Partizan
Thursday 18th September 2014
The Line: Partizan 3/1 Draw 5/2 Tottenham Hotspur 8/11 See the Latest Odds
TV: 3e Ireland, ITV4, Fox Sports
A trip to Serbia on a Thursday is not going to be easy. Manel Pochettino will more than likely look to rest some of his bigger players with Lamela, Erickson, Lloris likely to get a rest. Squad players like Kane, Vorm , Roberto Soldadoand some of the youth players will get a chance to shine in this competition. Overall Spurs have a very strong squad from 1-15 but the strenghth in depth to deal with European football and domestic may not be there yet. Tonight will be a tough game played in a hostile atmosphere. Partizan have won five in a row in their domestic league and scored 23 goals in their last 7 games, unlucky to miss out on Champions League football after drawing at home 2-2 with ludogrets and going out on away goals the serbians will feel like they have a chance of causing an upset tonight. Up front Partizan will look to Lazovich and Skulitic who have netted nine goals between them in five games and will cause Tottenham trouble at the back.
Overall I think this game is a tough one to call. Tottenham should have the greater quality but its hard to know what importance Pochettino will put on the Europa League competition. Partizan are no mugs and will play well tonight at home. I expect to see goals with Partizan's offence on fire and with Tottenham well capable of hitting any team on the break. So I am taking both teams to score tonight which is available at 8/11 and looks a great value bet to me. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo