Shkendija faces Tottenham Hotspur
Shkendija faces Tottenham Hotspur in Skopje in a match from the third qualifying round of Europa League. This should be an interesting one, so let’s preview it in our football prediction betting tips today.
The Macedonian side Shkendija reached this phase after a win against Romania’s Botosani in the previous round. It was quite a surprise, becuase usually Romanian teams are stronged than the ones in Macedonia. Despite this the game ended with a 1-0 win for the visitors and it was Besart Ibraimi who scored the winner after just two minutes of playing.
Shkendija finished this game with a man less on the pitch, though. Armend Alimi was sent off, so he won’t be avaliable to play against Spurs on Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur reached the 3rd qualifying round after a difficult game against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria. Spurs won this game with 2-1, but until the 80th minute they were actually a goal behind. Minchev opened the score for Lokomotiv, but Harry Kane from a penalty kick and Tanguy Ndombele turned the game around. Tottenham didn’t convince us in this game, but they got the most important thing here – the result.
Tottenham will visit Macedonia with an improved confidence. In their last Premier League game they showed some improved level and scored five goals away from home. Mourinho’s team visited Southampton and scored a 5-2 win at the St. Mary’s. The Korean international Son Heung-Min scored four goals after four assists from Harry Kane while Kane himself scored one himself. It was a great day for Tottenham and their fans.
That’s our football prediction betting tips today for the Europa League qualifying game between Shkendija and Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday. Spurs are once again traveling to the Balkans and we believe they are red hot favourites to reach the next phase of the tournament.