Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips: Spurs must step up
Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira preview and odds
Tottenham have work to do in the second leg of their Europa Conference League play-off tie and we have analysed the odds to highlight potential Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips.
Spurs lost the first leg 1-0 in Portugal as a much-changed team went down to Lucas Silva’s goal on the stroke of half-time.
The Londoners did not have the firepower or quality to fight back, failing to muster a single shot on target.
Last week’s performance was a major disappointment for Spurs after fielding a team of players who are on the fringes of the side that beat Manchester City in the Premier League.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo may now have to consider playing the likes of Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and potentially even Harry Kane in the second leg after his recent announcement this week that he is not leaving the club this summer.
Spurs handed debuts to Pierluigi Gollini, Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil in Portugal while teenagers Dane Scarlett and Nile John received their first starts.
Spurs fall behind just before the break! 😮
Paços de Ferreira catch Tottenham on the counter as Lucas Silva finds the back of the net 😬 pic.twitter.com/SAwauf6okZ
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) August 19, 2021
Spurs will certainly need to bring in more firepower and a home win with over 2.5 goals can be added to Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips at 4/5.
A 2-0 win, which is the least that Tottenham need to get through in 90 minutes, is priced at 21/5.
Spurs struggled to keep possession and barely got into Pacos’ penalty area in the first leg.
Pacos, who finished fifth in the Primeira Liga last season, began to take control and looked dangerous on the counter-attack, without ever really threatening until they took the lead with an incisive breakaway on the brink of half-time.
The visitors are likely to employ similar tactics here and are 2/1 to frustrate Tottenham in a goalless first half.
Tottenham have coped without Kane in their opening two Premier League matches as 1-0 wins against City and Wolves have helped them make a flying start.
Kane came off the bench in the 72nd minute on Sunday so this looks a good opportunity to restore him to the starting line-up and the England captain is 21/10 to open the scoring or 14/5 to bag at least a brace.
Silva scored the only goal in the first leg and is 6/1 to breach the Tottenham defence again.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
When: 19:45, Thursday 26th August
How to watch: Premier Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication