Spurs are unlikely to be as benevolent in Scotland’s capital in their Europa League play off encounter with troubled Hearts as they were in the Swiss capital of Berne this time last year when they allowed the hosts to race into a 3-0 lead inside half an hour.
The Edinburgh Club have already played four games in their Premier League and gained their first win at the weekend in a 3-0 home success over an Aberdeen side who have failed to score so far this season!
Spurs are 8/13 with victorchandler.com to take a lead back to the Lane next week (1/9 to qualify) with the hosts 4/1 and the draw at 11/4. At the time of writing it is confirmed that Tottenham are in talks with former Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor and the 12/1 currently on offer for Spurs to lift the Trophy in Budapest next May is a realistic quote but is the competition a priority for Harry Redknapp?
Note the other English sides Stoke and Fulham are 100/1 and 50/1 respectively for the Trophy; Paris SG have not had the best starts to the French league but they have invested heavily during the summer and they are our 10/1 market leaders for the Trophy.
Jermain Defoe is 5/1 jt favourite with Rafael van der Vaart to score first at Tynecastle with Roman Pavyluchenko and Peter Crouch 11/2. If you think both teams will score on the night we bet 4/5 no and 10/11 yes. This bet is becoming increasingly popular by the way.
I think Spurs will have too much for the hosts and the 7/5 on offer to lead at half time and full time looks fair enough given the gulf in class between the sides although, to date, the most popular bet is those backing draw half time and Spurs full time at 10/3.
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