class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The side from north London travel to northern Portugal for their first European match of the season and should return with a comfortable victory
Tottenham travel to the Estadio da Capital do Movel on Thursday evening for the first leg of their UEFA Conference League play-off against Pacos de Ferreira.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side began the Premier League in superb fashion at the weekend by defeating Manchester City 1-0 and the new manager will be hoping his side can carry that momentum into European competition.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Tottenham latest odds
This will be the hosts’ sixth competitive match of the season having already played two games to get to this stage of UEFA Conference League qualifying as well as three official domestic encounters.
Pacos de Ferreira, who finished fifth in the Primeira Liga last season, are offered at 9/2 (5.50) by bet365, while Spurs can be backed at 4/7 (1.57) and the draw at 3/1 (4.00) .
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The north Londoners are likely to make some changes to the side that played on Sunday against Manchester City and there could be first starts for new signings Bryan Gil and Cristian Romero.
Harry Kane did not play at the weekend, and the Man City-linked striker will again be missing in Portugal.
The hosts, meanwhile, have no major injury concerns heading into the game and are likely to field as strong a side as possible in what is one of their biggest ever matches.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Tottenham preview
Sunday’s performance from Spurs against Manchester City was extremely impressive with Nuno’s side deserved winners against Pep Guardiola’s team.
Another tough game awaits in the Premier League this weekend against the manager’s former club Wolves and there is little doubt that Nuno will rotate his squad.
Nevertheless, Spurs should still be too strong against a team making their European debut and who were roundly beaten 3-0 by Boavista at the weekend.
A scare in Bulgaria aside, Spurs were pretty comfortable in their Europa League qualifying matches last season and backing them to get the job done with the minimum of fuss should certainly be of interest.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Tottenham tips & predictions
Spurs scored over 1.5 goals in 12 of their 14 European games last season and backing them to do so once more and claim a win is available at the healthy price of evens (2.00) .
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.