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Tottenham v Maribor: Visitors capable of rocking the boat

| 08.11.2012

With three draws from their opening three games, Tottenham are working their way down the dusty street towards the Europa League last chance saloon, though it’s not quite time for last orders yet.

If they fail to beat Maribor at home, however, then the faint murmurings of the bartender calling for all to drink up could well start to echo around White Hart Lane. They’re 3/10 to topple the Slovenians and move above them in the Group J standings.

For those who think Spurs will succumb to the fourth successive draw, they can get paid out at 9/2, whereas they’re a hefty 9/1 to win the game themselves, though no representative from this nation has ever got the better of English opposition.

If this piece of information serves to inspire confidence in the fans of the north London club, they may be somewhat deflated by the fact their team have failed to win in five of their last seven European matches at home.

Since their 4-2 home reverse to west London rivals Chelsea, the Spurs wheels haven’t come off, but have definitely loosened with two straight defeats compounding their poor run of one win in five.

They haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of those games. This sucks value out of the 11/10 that says they’ll keep Maribor at bay here and breathes it into the 4/6 for the Slovenian league leaders to score over 0.5 goals.

The hosts have shipped seven goals in the second halves of these five games making the 1/1 available for there to be more scored after the restart in this one. While the 8/1 that says the visitors will come from behind and steal a point at the Lane has potential as an outside bet.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



James Middleton