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Tottenham vs AEL Limassol: Townsend tops 3 best bets

| 28.08.2014

After rallying to win in Cyprus last week, Tottenham head back to White Hart Lane as heavy favourites to progress in the Europa League and rightly so.

The Lilywhites are 1/6 for the win on the night with the draw priced at 19/4 and a victory for the visitors offered at 17/1 with Ladbrokes.

But given the dominance Spurs have enjoyed at the Lane in Europe over the past few seasons, we’ve got three great bets that could help you cash in on their north London supremacy – read on to find out more!

Tottenham (-2) to beat AEL Limassol @ 27/20

When Spurs win at White Hart Lane in the Europa League, they win big, with the Lilywhites managing an average of exactly three goals a game in their five victories at home in this competition last season.

With Limassol likely to struggle in front of goal away from home, Tottenham should be backed to win by a three goal margin as they did three times last term, with one of those wins coming at this stage of the competition against Dinamo Tbilisi.

Andros Townsend to score anytime @ 2/1

Likely to play some part in proceedings this Thursday, Andros Townsend will be desperate to take his opportunity and show Mauricio Pochettino exactly what he can do – so be prepared to see the England international shooting from range whenever the opportunity presents itself.

The 23-year-old may not be a prolific goalscorer, but he’s got a habit of finding the net in this competition, having scored against Tbilisi in the play-off round last season, as well as scoring against another European minnow in the form of Shamrock Rovers a couple of campaigns back.

Tottenham to win 3-0 @ 5/1

Offering a better price than the -2 handicap, there is plenty of reasons to think that Spurs can waltz to a 3-0 win. Firstly, the north Londoners managed exactly that against Tbilisi in the play-offs last season, while three of their last six wins at home have come by that exact scoreline.

In addition to this, Tottenham have scored three goals in six of their last 11 wins at White Hart Lane in the Europa League and with Emmanuel Adebayor set to lead the line, don’t be surprised to see a repeat here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.