Shamrock Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur latest odds, news and free bets

Tottenham’s home defeat to PAOK at the end of November means that their participation in the Europa League is practically over, with Spurs needing to score a hatful in Ireland on Thursday night and hope that their Greek friends do them a favour against Rubin Kazan. Put simply, this isn’t going to happen, especially as Harry Redknapp will rest his…

Tottenham’s home defeat to PAOK at the end of November means that their participation in the Europa League is practically over, with Spurs needing to score a hatful in Ireland on Thursday night and hope that their Greek friends do them a favour against Rubin Kazan.

Put simply, this isn’t going to happen, especially as Harry Redknapp will rest his entire first team and instead field a side of youngsters as he’s done in the five previous Group A matches, something which has led to two wins, a draw and two defeats.

The bookmakers still expect Tottenham to prove too strong for the Irish champions at the Tallaght Stadium, with the visitors a best price 4/9 (Paddy Power – £100 bets) to come away from Dublin with a maximum haul.

However, surely Redknapp is resigned to dropping out of this competition and there could be some merit in opposing the Premier League side. After all, this represents a huge game for Shamrock who have been unable to make an impression in Group A despite beating Partizan Belgrade to make it here.

Rovers did take the lead at White Hart Lane before losing 3-1 and we can expect another spirited performance from the home side in this match, with bet365 (£200 free betting) offering 13/2 that they claim a famous victory over their opponents.

Based on the fact that nineteen goals have been scored in their five matches thus far, we should probably expect a few goals to be netted in this one and Ladbrokes offer 4/6 that we see Over 2.5 Goals.

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