In the second match of 1/8 finals in Europa League, Benfica will host Tottenham.
Benfica have made an advantage in the first match (1-3) and Tottenham have small chances to reach the 1/4 finals.
Benfica play amazing this season. They are standing at the first position in Portuguese Liga and they are main candidate to win the title. After they have failed to go through in the last 16 in Champions League, they’ve became one of the main favorite to win Europa League.
They are without defeat on their last 25 matches in all competitions. Their home performance is fantastic. On their last 10 home matches in all competitions they won all and conceded only one goal (in the group phase of CL – victory against PSG 2-1).
The first goalkeeper Artur Moraes (13/0), Sílvio (5/0 d) and Nicolas Gaitán (20/2 m) are all out for today’s match.
Tottenham will play without several very important players. Some of them are injured, some suspended, while Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has decided to rest some players for upcoming matches in Premier League, because they have small chances to go through in Europa League.
The first goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (29/0), Michael Dawson (28/0 d), Jan Vertonghen (21/0 d), Kyle Walker (26/1 d), Vlad Chiriches (13/1 d), Younes Kaboul (6/0 d), Erik Lamela (9/0 f), Etienne Capoue (12/1 m), Mousa Dembele (25/1 m), Paulinho (24/4 m) and top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor (15/8 f) are all out.
Tottenham lost the last 2 matches in Premier League and now they have small chances to reach the 4th position and try to qualify in Champions League. But, they are standing at the 5th position which leads in Europa League and their main goal will be to stay at the same position at the end of the season.
They are playing against Southampton for 3 days and they will be focused on that match.
Despite the victory in the first match, I expect another win for Benfica upfront their supporters.
Benfica vs Tottenham Betting Tip: 1 @ 1.62 (Bet365)