Tottenham are in stunning form at the moment and will fancy themselves to beat Group A leaders in the penultimate game of the stage.
Victory would put Spurs in a fantastic position and even at 1/2 (William Hill – £25 free bets) they look a decent proposition. They currently trail the Greek side by one point but after having drawn 0-0 in Greece they will expect to move ahead of them at home. They have won nine out of the last 10 in the league and have a 100% home record in the group so it is difficult to see the away side taking anything from this.
PAOK are currently fifth in their domestic league and are not in great form. They have won just three of their last 10 games in all competitions and two of those were against Europa League whipping boys Shamrock Rovers. However, they have travelled superbly in Europe, holding Rubin Kazan in Russia and beating the Irish side 3-1 and so perhaps odds of 7/1 (Coral – £30 free betting) for them to cause an upset are worth considering.
A draw (10/3 with 888sport) would keep both sides in the hunt but at the moment Harry Redknapp’s men seem to have the great habit of winning even when not at their best. They overcame a stubborn West Brom side at the weekend, eventually winning 3-1 after a draw looked likely for long periods. They have a strong squad, with good cover in most positions. Jermain Defoe, who returned with a goal on Saturday, is a good price at 7/5 (bet365) to score again.
Adebayor, on loan from Manchester City, is also scoring regularly and with Gareth Bale and Van der Vaart also providing a threat a home win looks probable. It might be worth trying them on the Asian handicap at -1.5 (6/5 with bet365) and it could also be worth looking at over 2.5 goals. Spurs’ four previous Europa ties have yielded just six goals but with growing confidence and against a Greek side in shaky form, this could be the match in which Tottenham throw off the shackles.