Tottenham v Inter Milan Betting Preview
A massive night at White Hart Lane on Thursday for Andre Villas-Boas and his troops as they take on Italian giants Inter Milan. It is to their real credit that Spurs are going as favourites for this one. With Gareth Bale be able to inspire them to go further in the competition?
Tottenham v Inter Milan Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Spurs 8/11, Draw 13/5, Inter 15/4
Tottenham v Inter Milan Recommended Bet:
This is definitely the tie of the last sixteen and the last time that the two sides met, there were nothing but fireworks. Everyone will remember the 2010/11 Champions League encounters, where Spurs were 4-0 down at half time in the San Siro before that man Gareth Bale fired in a stunning second half hat-trick. It was Bale who put on a staring show back at White Hart Lane in his side’s 3-1 win, in the other group match, though he didn’t get on the scoresheet himself. Gareth Bale has been in imperious form of late, both in the Premier League and his super strikes against Lyon at White Hart Lane helped Spurs to set up this clash.
Tottenham though have failed to score in their last three matches against Serie A sides, and they earned two 0-0 draws against Lazio in the group stage earlier in the competition. Lazio and Spurs are actually the only two remaining unbeaten sides in the tournament of those who came through the group stage. Overall, Tottenham’s record against Italian clubs is W3 D4 L2 and at White Hart Lane it stands at W2 D2 L0. Spurs have taken three wins from their four home matches in the main draw of the Europa League this season, winning the last three on the bounce. With a four game winning streak in the Premier League, including a massive 2-1 win over rivals Arsenal on the weekend to keep a hold of third place, they have to be confident in this one.
Inter Milan have a long history against English sides in Europe. They have faced English opponents 26 times before and have taken a fairly even record of W12 D4 L10. In England itself, Inter Milan hold a W4 D1 L8 record. But the Serie A side has been pretty good on the road in Europe this season, winning five of their six on the road this term. In four of those six away matches, Inter have scored three goals in each. Inter breezed past CFR Cluj in the last round, winning five nil on aggregate. The only away game they have failed to win this season in Europe was a 3-0 defeat at Rubin Kazan. Inter are battling for a top five place in Serie A, winning just one of their last three, just two of their last seven, but their European experience can’t be overlooked.
It could be a big opportunity for Spurs and worth looking at Bale as First Goalscorer at a price of 10/3 with online bookmaker Bet365.
Spurs WWWDWW, Inter Milan WWLWDW
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