The third round of fixtures in the Europa League get underway this Thursday, with another game on the road for Tottenham Hotspur. But, will they be able to get a better result than they did in their last European fixture?
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Tottenham Hotspur were given a reminder that they won’t sail through this Europa League campaign without producing their best performances in their last fixture, as they were beaten by Royal Antwerp. The defeat means that Spurs are currently in second, and could slip down to third if they lose this week in the Europa League. Jose Mourinho was highly critical of his players in that defeat last week, but they were able to respond with a league win this past weekend.
Spurs recorded a victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, with Harry Kane and Gareth Bale scoring the goals. The victory means that Tottenham have now moved up to third in the league standings, and they are emerging as a side that could potentially threaten a title challenge. However, Mourinho will be keen that Spurs get back to winning ways in the Europa League and put pressure on Antwerp at the top of the group.
Ludogorets are the only side in Group J of the Europa League that are yet to pick up a singe point. They have lost both previous games in the competition, as they have been beaten by Antwerp and LASK. However, they have scored four goals, which is one more than Spurs have managed in their opening two games. Ludogorets have been the victims of their own downfall, as they have conceded six goals already, which is an average of three per game in this European competition. They were beaten 4-3 in their last Europa League match against LASK.
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Wanderson and Higinio Martin are the two long-term injury concerns for Ludogorets, as they go into this fixture. Meanwhile, Tottenham have a near fully fit squad to select from, with the only player currently injured being Japhet Tanganga.
Ludogorets vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
This could be a potentially sticky fixture for Spurs, as Ludogorets will make it hard for the Premier League side away from home. They have already scored a late of goals in this competition so far this season, but defensively they have suffered. Therefore, Spurs should be able to get the three points that the need.
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