Tottenham Hotspur are in a strong position ahead of Wednesday’s round of 32 second-leg Europa League match against Austrian outfit Wolfsberger.
Jose Mourinho named a strong starting XI for the first-leg meeting in Budapest last Thursday and Spurs delivered a 4-1 triumph at the Puskas Arena.
The Portuguese has vowed to deploy a near full-strength side once again, despite sitting in such a commanding position, as they look to build some momentum after their recent struggles domestically.
Bale Starting to Look Sharp
Gareth Bale started the previous meeting and he impressed with a goal and an assist and he is likely to be involved from the outset.
The Welshman looks a prime candidate to register at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and can be backed at
20/21 in the anytime scorer market.
Leverkusen Look to Overturn Deficit
Bayer Leverkusen and Young Boys played out a hugely exciting first leg in Switzerland last Thursday with the hosts coming out 4-3 winners.
Young Boys led 3-0 by half-time before Bayer struck fought back to be level by 68 minutes, with the winner coming for the hosts in the 89th minute.
Bayer will need to come out fighting back on German soil and another high-scoring affair could be on the cards, therefore, the value bet here looks to be Bayer Leverkusen to win and both teams to score at
Bayer have found the back of the net in each of their last five engagements across all competitions, while that has also been the case in five of Young Boys’ last seven outings.
Despite boasting some mixed form over the past few weeks, failing to win in three, Bayer have spent a lot of time on the road and can take some comfort from their record at the BayArena, losing just two of their last 16 in all competitions.
Home Form Key for Napoli
Napoli’s form has fallen off a cliff over the past few weeks, losing four of the last five, with their only win during that sequence surprisingly coming against Italian champions Juventus.
They were beaten 2-0 in the first-leg meeting at Granada last week and face a stern test in trying to turn the tie around back in Naples.
It is worth noting that all four of those losses came away from home and they do boast a strong record when taking into account their results at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Gennaro Gattuso’s men have tasted defeat once in 12 at home across all competitions, while Granada have won just one of their last five away, including a defeat to La Liga’s rock-bottom side Huesca on Sunday.
Napoli require three goals without reply to advance inside 90 minutes and they can take comfort from a strong defensive record on their own patch.
I Partenopei have picked up four clean sheets from their last five at home and can be backed at
33/20 to win to zero on Thursday.
*All odds correct at time of writing