⚽️ Match: Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham Hotspur
⚽️ Competition: Europa League qualification
🗓 Date: 17.09.2020
💡 Betting Tips: 2/2 HT/FT
📈 Odds: 1.75
💳 Stake: 7/10 units
Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham Hotspur Free Betting Tips
The mandatory task for the Spurs in Bulgaria
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has drawn the most ungrateful lot of all English European Cup participants. No, what is meant is not that Jose Mourinho’s team have to compete for the Bulgarian team Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but rather the fact that the Lilywhites are already forced to play international matches at this early stage to qualify for the group stage of Qualify Europa League.
Sixth place in the past Premier League season was not enough to secure the direct ticket for the main competition due to the FA Cup success of city rivals Arsenal. Thus, the star ensemble from London has to survive a total of three qualifying rounds to prevent the super disaster in the form of a season without European competitive games. Before the unequal duel Lokomotiv Plovdiv against Tottenham, the odds mean, as expected, clearly in favor of the guests.
Admittedly, there is also no doubt that the big favorite will prevail, although the prices on the “To Qualify” market have at least risen slightly given the lack of a second leg. Nevertheless, the Spurs should, of course, have the quality and sovereignty not to let anything burn on Thursday evening.
The most important question before the Lokomotiv Plovdiv game against Tottenham is therefore which tip can be played so that a reasonably lucrative value arises. Because we are assuming a greater rotation at Mourinho, the double result HT2 / FT2 might be a little more appropriate than a handicap bet with up to three hits to win.
🥅 Betting Tips: Tottenham (-2)
⚽️ Odds: 2.70
Lokomotiv Plovdiv – Statistics & current form
It is only the third time that Lokomotiv Plovdiv can compete with other teams in the UEFA Europa League at the international level. The Bulgarians were already involved in qualifying last year, but after an initial advance against Spartak Trnava, they finally failed in round three to Racing Strasbourg.
In the current season, the knock-out beckons in the round before the playoffs. The cup winner of the last two years, who by the way would not have leaped Europe in fifth place, is considered a clear underdog, which the odds of the best bookmakers impressively confirm before the duel Lokomotiv Plovdiv against Tottenham.
How long can Plovdiv go without conceding?
The team of the former Bundesliga professional Bruno Akrapovic (including Cottbus, Wolfsburg, and Mainz) is therefore not expected to have much, which is not particularly surprising given the clear difference in quality and recent impressions. In the domestic league, there was a 3-1 defeat at Ludogorez Razgrad at the weekend, which caused the red-whites to drop to sixth in the ranking.
Even if it will certainly be the goal of the home side to keep the zero as long as possible and annoy the opponent, we do not believe that the already vulnerable defensive, which in four out of five league games against, compared to the Spurs, significantly weaker opponents always conceded at least one goal that will withstand the pressure for a long time. Consequently, we are aiming for a tip between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Tottenham on a half-time lead with a positive outcome after 90 minutes for the favorite.
Probable formation of Lokomotiv Plovdiv:
↪ Lukov; Petrovic, Almeida, Masoero, Tsvetanov, Vitanov, Salinas, Iliev, Karagaren, Aralica, Ilic
Last matches from Lokomotiv Plovdiv:
First Professional League
⚽️ 09/12 2020 PFK Ludogorez Razgrad 3 – 1 PFK Lokomotiv Plovdiv
⚽️ 08/30 2020 PFK Lokomotiv Plovdiv2 – 1 PFC Cherno More Varna
Europa League qualification
⚽️ 08/27 2020 FK Iskra 0 – 1 PFK Lokomotiv Plovdiv
First Professional League
⚽️ 08/21 2020 PFK Slavia Sofia 0 – 2 PFK Lokomotiv Plovdiv
⚽️ 08/15 2020 PFK Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2 – 1 Botev Vratsa
Tottenham stats & current form
The Tottenham Hotspurs would have expected the start of the new season to be very different last weekend. After Jose Mourinho had several weeks to set up the team personally and tactically as he wanted for the first time during his tenure, a convincing winner should jump out on the first matchday at home against Everton. In the end, however, there was a disappointing 1-0 defeat despite the increase in chances ‘.
The cracked self-confidence and the already tense mood could worsen significantly during the week, namely if the Londoners sensationally failed in the Europa League qualification. Although a lot is certainly possible at this early stage of the season, before the Lokomotiv Plovdiv duel against Tottenham we dare to predict that the favorite will prevail.
Does Mourinho have an improved B-Elf?
Whether Jose Mourinho will appear with the first guard is highly questionable. With the next tough away games in the Premier League at Southampton on Sunday, it is more likely that the Portuguese star coach will spare some of his stars and instead give supplementary players the chance to recommend themselves.
Nonetheless, the Lilywhites are of course of sufficient quality to bring a below-average Bulgarian team to their knees. For “The Special One” it should also be important to get the sheep dry early on, on the one hand, to regain self-confidence and on the other hand to be able to remove one or two courses as quickly as possible. So there is a lot to be said for a start-to-finish victory for the English.
Probable formation of Tottenham:
↪ Hard; Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Davies; Ndombele, Sissoko; Bergwijn, Alli, Lamela; Kane
Last matches from Tottenham:
⚽️ 09/13 2020 Tottenham 0 – 1 Everton
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/05 2020 Watford 2 – 1 Tottenham
⚽️ 08/29 2020 Tottenham 1 – 0 Birmingham
⚽️ 08/28 2020 Tottenham 4 – 1 Reading
⚽️ 08/22 2020 Tottenham 3 – 0 Ipswich
Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham – Direct comparison / H2H comparison
For the first time, Tottenham is traveling to Plovdiv for a European Cup game. The capitals have never played a duel with a Bulgarian club. It is, therefore, a premiere on Thursday evening.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham – Betting odds comparison
🥅 Betting Tips: Lokomotiv Plovdiv
⚽️ Odds: 10
🥅 Betting Tips: Draw
⚽️ Odds: 5.5
🥅 Betting Tips: Tottenham
⚽️ Odds: 1.22
Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
The omens before Lokomotiv Plovdiv’s game against Tottenham are clear. The guests from the island go into the match as big favorites and do not want to show any nakedness on the international stage after the failed Premier League start. For the Bulgarians, on the other hand, this second-round duel in the Europa League qualification is a real highlight, which should be enjoyed to the fullest, but without spectators.
The form of the home side is decent, although the Red-Blacks suffered a 3-1 defeat against Ludogorez Razgrad at the weekend. Once again, the defense seemed anything but firm, which could also turn out to be problematic against the star ensemble from the English capital.
Key facts – Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham tips
💫 Plovdiv lost 3-1 to Ludogorez Razgrad at the weekend
💫 The Spurs conceded a 0-1 defeat at home against Everton at the Premier League opener
💫 Mourinho is likely to spare some of his stars for the league
Although it can be assumed that Spurs coach Mourinho will not offer one or the other top performers concerning the league game on Sunday in Southampton, we expect a formidable first team and concentrated performance. It will be important that the Londoners ensure that the situation is clear at an early stage so as not to let any nervousness or hectic pace arise.