Ludogorets Razgrad vs Tottenham prediction: How will Europa League fixture play out tonight?


Tottenham face Group J’s bottom side Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday night.

A win and a defeat so far has Spurs vying for second with Austrian side LASK, but back-to-back games against Bulgarian opponents should put Jose Mourinho’s side back in the driving seat for qualification to the knock-out phase.

Spurs have been largely impressive in recent weeks, though the much-changed European line-up last week came in for criticism after their defeat to Antwerp.

Ludogorets are top of the table in the First League domestically, after a weekend win over Levski Sofia.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 5:55pm on Thursday 5 November.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

What is the team news?

It looks likely that Mourinho will make drastic changes to his squad after his fringe players wasted an opportunity to impress in their defeat to Antwerp.  

Mourinho has already confirmed that Gareth Bale will start Thursday’s match after scoring the winner against Brighton on Sunday and has near enough a fully fit squad to choose from, with the exception of Japhet Tanganga, who is out with a thigh injury.

The hosts will be relying on Elvis Manu to help them pull off a shock victory over Tottenham, with the striker netting a hat-trick in last week’s loss to LASK.

Predicted line ups

Ludogorets: Iliev, Cicinho, Moti, Verdon, Nedyalkov, Andrianantenaina, Badjia, Santana, Tekpetey, Manu, Yankov.

Tottenham Hotspur: Hart, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Lo Celso, Winks, Alli, Bale, Vinicius, Lucas.

Odds

Tottenham – 1/3

Draw – 9/2

Ludogorets – 15/2

Prediction

Should be an easy win for Spurs regardless of their line-up and Mourinho will hope some of his fringe players respond with an improved showing. Ludogorets 0-2 Spurs

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