Lok. Plovdiv – Tottenham : Preview & Prediction
Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Tottenham Hotspur face at Stadion Lokomotiv, in a match for the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct encounter. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Tottenham Hotspur presents significant differences between home and away performances.
Analysis of Lokomotiv Plovdiv
The home team comes to this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after having eliminated Iskra, after a (0‑1) away win in the previous round. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the First League, they lost against Ludogorets by (3‑1). In the last 10 home matches Lokomotiv Plovdiv has recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The team has allowed its opponent to score goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 8 of the last 10 games.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv enters this game with a 3-1 defeat against Ludogorets, in a game counting for the Bulgarian Championship. In the last round of the Europa League, the hosts won Iskra 0-1. In this match against Tottenham, coach Bruno Akrapović should maintain a more defensive team, with successive counterattacks, looking for most of the time the striker Ante Aralica. On the other hand, the left wing Birsent Karagaren is one of the great weapons of this team, being this very fast and strong in the counterattack. All players are available for this game.
Analysis of Tottenham Hotspur
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result and surprising the home team. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 21 conceded. At home, he won 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 27 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home defeat by Everton by (0‑1). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Tottenham Hotspur won 2, drew 4 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 8 of the last 10 games. This is a team that scores a few times first and that only managed to open the scoreboard in 3 of its last 15 games, of those 3 it reached the interval in advantage in 2 and won in the end of the 90 ‘in all.
Tottenham comes unmotivated for this match after a defeat, by 0-1, against Everton, in a game counting for the Premier League. We recall that the Londoners finished the last English championship in 6th position in the league table. In this match against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, coach José Mourinho should align his team in 4-3-3 favoring a more organized style of play by the runners. Heung-min Son takes on real importance in Tottenham’s attack, which is very strong in the offensive transition. Out of this game are Tanganga and Giovani Lo Celso, both with physical problems.
Lok. Plovdiv – Tottenham : Betting Tips
Tottenham – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70