Probable Lineups

4-4-2
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(6) 2 Goals 7 (16)
(4) 0 Assists 7 (8)
(6.8) 6.6 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
27.4 Average Age 28.1
181.7 Average Height (cm) 181.1
(1.2) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(56%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 49% (45%)
(1) 1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.9)
(2.2) 2.3 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Europa League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Erik Lamela Out N/A
Mousa Dembélé Out 7.27
Etienne Capoue Out 7.4
Vlad Chiriches Out N/A
Michael Dawson Out 7.3
Danny Rose Out 6.84
Player Reason Status Rating
Lubomir Fejsa Out 6.68
Eduardo Salvio Doubtful 7.47

Team News

  • Tottenham will be without Michael Dawson, who picked up a hamstring injury in the loss at Chelsea last Saturday.
  • Danny Rose and Mousa Dembélé are unlikely to return in time for this game, but Christian Eriksen is back in training and could be involved.
  • Roberto Soldado could come back in up front with Tim Sherwood switching back to a 4-4-2.
  • Benfica will have a fresh team for the trip to Tottenham having rested the likes of Artur Moraes and Oscar Cardozo for the win over Estoril at the weekend.
  • However, Eduardo Salvio is doubtful with flu.
  • Lubomir Fejsa misses out through injury.

Prediction

  • Tottenham face their first significant test in their Europa League campaign, hosting a Benfica side who are running away with the Liga Sagres title and have won their last 8 matches and 15 of their last 16 in all competitions.
  • They also have not lost since early November (at Olympiakos) and have barely even conceded at home all season, so Spurs need a positive result to take to Portugal next week.
  • Tim Sherwood's men have been slow starters for much of his reign, but after losing 4-0 to Chelsea last week, should come out ready for a fight. This should be an interesting game between two strong teams who may just cancel each other out.
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Comments (29)

 
  • mistake

  • haha

  • I don't know why every time a english team loses i think the world gets better

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  • Total shots 1- Kaboul (CB) 2- Garay (CB) 3- Luisao (CB) What the hell happen in this game ? Lol

  • that finish from Rodrigo was quality

  • Erikson is the only one with any real class on the team. Deserves to be on a better team imo.

  • Benfica is saving some players and even so still better lol

  • 'Spurs' do you feel silly right now?

  • @Spurs I agree with you, clean sheet for Tot, and Tot to win.

  • Cleen sheet is priority I think.

  • Someone does not understood tottenham philosophy. This game will be absolutely Spurs one.

  • Spurs struggled against lowly dnipro , are clueless in the league with some dressing room warfare. Benfica should end their misery.

  • Tottenham 2x0 Benfica Eriksen Sandro

  • I thought Spurs and Benfica had played twice previously? A European game in 1962 or something I think it was Spurs 2-1 Benfica at WHL and Benfica 3-1 Spurs at Estádio da Luz. Could be wrong though.

  • Benfica starting XI is 10x better than Tot starting XI

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  • 0-1 ог 1-1

  • 1-0 for spurs, Come On You Saltscoring!

  • Benfica are more focused on their league, so...

  • 2-0.

  • @wolfmother: Benfica's coach will save some players...

  • 3-0

  • I'm really hoping that Spurs come along and show they still have somthing to prove. After their abysmal performance against Chelsea I would expect they come out on top.

  • benfica surely win

  • DRAW---> 1-1

  • hmmm 1-1

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