Europa League fates await as Spurs face Wolfsberger

Adam Roark
Soccer Analyst

Tottenham Hotspur will be turning their attention to the European front come Thursday, They will face Wolfsberger at 12:55 p.m. EST at the Puskas Arena in the Europa League Round of 32.

Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspur was deservedly beaten on Saturday at home vs. Premier League leaders Manchester City, in what proved to be a thorough thrashing. However, the North London club will turn their attention to Europe as they are one of the favorites to make a deep run.

Last time out in the Europa League, Spurs were able to claim the top spot in Group J with 13 points from a possible 18. They have now drawn a favorable Round of 32 opponents in Wolfsberger who are 6th in the Austrian Bundesliga.

While Spurs will be the favorites in this match, their poor run of form over the past month may have a few supporters worried about this outcome. I will however be optimistic about this one and say that the Lilywhites will take this one by a scoreline of 2-1.

Predicted Lineup and Outcome

After playing with the chemistry of the starting 11 for the Lilywhites, we can expect that Jose will alter the starting lineup with some new faces on the pitch.

Jose will likely line up defensively, which is bound to be a scrappy match. I see regulars Hojbjerg and Ndombele alongside an in-form Lamela this weekend.

We can expect four at the back to fill in the formation, and I think Sanchez will come back with Alderweireld, Reguilon, and Doherty filling out the rest.

With Kane being the only in-form attacker right now, we will definitely see him stacked at the top with Son and Lucas.

Tottenham predicted XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Reguilon, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Doherty; Højbjerg, Ndombele, Lamela; Lucas, Kane, Son.

The Wrap Up:

After a week of mixed feelings, Spurs’ supporters will be hoping that the club can take the first leg of this fixture to inch closer to European glory.

Can Mourinho’s Lilywhites bounce back this week? Stay tuned to find out, and check back in with me soon for more Tottenham News and COME ON YOU SPURS!

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