Gent vs Tottenham Odds – Thursday 16th February 2017 – 18:00 – BT Sport
Gent are 7/2 with the draw at 13/5 and Tottenham are 4/5
Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Europa League
Gent welcome Tottenham to the Ghelamco Arena in the Europa League, with a place in the last 16 at stake.
The Belgians come into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home against KAS Eupen, less than ideal preparation going into this match.
It was a poor result for Gent, who now find themselves in 8th position in the Belgian First Division.
They find themselves narrowly off the top six, with just one separating the sides in 8th and 6th.
Gent Need Wins
AA Gent have been on a mixed run in their last six matches, with two of every result coming, they need consistency.
Their last win came a fortnight ago, against Champions League side Club Brugge at home, in a comfortable 2-0 win.
The Europa League matches will provide a tough test for the Belgian side, with Tottenham fresh from their Champions League campaign.
They have had a mixed run of results in the Europa League to date, with two of every result as well.
Gent come into this match as favourites, with their home advantage holding little sway with the bookies.
This will be a tough fixture for the home side, with Tottenham in excellent form despite their recent defeat.
The Belgians will be looking to register their first ever win against Tottenham, a win is a minimum requirement at home.
Spurs In Good Form
Spurs come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday, with Tottenham struggling again.
Tottenham were undone by two goals in two minutes in the first half, from the returning Sadio Mane (16, 18).
It was another poor result and performance from Tottenham, they have looked short of confidence in recent matches.
The matches against Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Wycombe have seen them get something out of matches despite not playing well.
Spurs Targeting Silverware
Tottenham have had a good league season so far, they have endured a horror show in Europe though.
They are in excellent form despite the Liverpool loss, that was their first defeat this year after a perfect winter period.
Mauricio Pochettino will have been delighted with their recent form, they will be looking to bounce back in this match though.
It remains to be seen how much of a priority this will be for Spurs, with the Premier League and FA Cup taking precedence.
Tottenham come into this match as favourites, with their excellent season and pedigree informing the odds.
This will be a tough fixture for Pochettino’s men, with Tottenham less than convincing away from home in Europe.
Tottenham will be looking to register their first win in the Europa League this season, a win away would be vital to progression.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Gent are Kalifa Coulibaly and Jeremy Perbet at 15/2 with Moses Simon and Daniijel Milicevic at 12/1. For Tottenham, Harry Kane is at 7/2 with Dele Alli at 5/1.
This is the first competitive fixture between the sides in the UEFA Europa League.
Gent vs Tottenham Odds
Tip 1 – Simon to score first @ 12/1
Tip 2 – Gent to win 2-1 @ 14/1