Tottenham v Gent

Published by on February 22, 2017

Tottenham won’t have been anticipating going into the second leg against Gent a goal down.

The Lilywhites have it all to do at Wembley, but their Belgian visitors are at 9/1 to win on the night despite Spurs’ awful recent record at the national stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino finally seems to be taking the cups relatively seriously, perhaps in the knowledge that his side are all but out of the title race.

That means Harry Kane’s likely to start up front, though there’s no value in him finding the back of the net – that’s at 8/13 for him to score in 90 minutes. However, he’s at 2/1 to score a brace, or at 9/4 to score alongside Dele Alli.

Spurs will be expecting a few goals, but while Christian Eriksen seems to feature heavily in the odds thanks to his seven this season, he’s more likely to be the provider.

If he plays, Heung-Min Son isn’t a bad shout as first goalscorer at 9/2. The South Korean has been getting more game time since Erik Lamela’s lengthy lay-off, the latter’s injury solving that particular conundrum for Pochettino.

The home supporters will be expecting nothing less than a big win tomorrow, but as Gent proved in the first leg, there’s every chance they’ll be able to turn up and thwart Tottenham.