Tottenham Hotspur invite Benfica to White Hart Lane on Thursday night and we have free football betting tips.
Benfica will prove to be no push over whatsoever as the Portuguese outfit reached the final in last years competition losing narrowly to Chelsea in the final moments of the game.
Totenham have been on good steed this season in Europe, currently unbeaten in eleven games and scoring an average of two or more goals at home during their campaign. Tottenham proved a mighty side in Group K, topping the table with a total of 18 points, even though they did witness a scare from Ukraine side, FC Dnipro in the last round, Tottenham managed to turn things round though at White Hart Lane, progressing to the next round with a 3-1 victory.
Benfica will also be bringing positives into the game, after being knocked out the Champions League; their first opponents were against Greek side, PAOK. Benfica defeated the black and white stripes of the Greek Super League both away and at home. Away from European football and into the Portugal Premier League, Benfica stand proud in 1st position with a seven point lead over rivals, Sporting Lisbon. Benfica will also be travelling with an attacking notion as the reds are currently on a whopping 23 game unbeaten run concerning both domestic and European football.
Goals are sure to feature in this match, as Tottenham, as well as FC Salzburg were the highest scorers in the group stage, netting 15 goals. Spurs also boasted one of the strongest defences along side the likes of Ludogorets and Real Betis, with only conceding two goals in their campaign so far. Goals will also be needed for both teams, as the away leg, in particular to Spurs will prove to be the bigger game, but they only have to think back to when they travelled to the San Siro last year, progressing through the next round, defeating Inter Milan on away goals.
The force will also be strong in Benfica’s camp that will also make the tie ever more difficult for Tottenham. The Benfica coach, Jorge Jesus is no novice to European football. He led SC Braga to the last 16 in 2008/09 in the competition and last year he guided Benfica to the title and a Europa League final. White hart Lane is sure to feature a hot encounter and both teams to score will prove to the best market.
Over 2.5 goals will also be a top pick, and snapping up Adebayor on first goal scorer or anytime also looks a safe bet. For the Tottenham fans out there and people who will be supporting their fellow English clubs, Tottenham do boast a 100% record against Portuguese sides.
Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica Betting Tips and Predictions
Over 2.5 goals – Bet Here at 21/20 with Bet365
Both teams to score- Bet Here at 4/5 with William Hill
Emmanuel Adebayor to score – Bet Here at 5/1 with Bet365
Emmanuel Adebayor to score Anytime- Bet Here at 13/8 with Bet365.
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