Harry Kane
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping striker Harry Kane opens his account for the campaign as Tottenham face Qarabag.Getty

Tottenham Hotspur take on Qarabag in the first Europa League group stage fixture of the 2015/16 season at White Hart Lane on Thursday, 17 September.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8:05pm BST. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport Europe.

Overview

Tottenham have had a disappointing start to the 2015/16 season as they started their first game with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. Following the loss at Old Trafford, the north London club drew the next three matches.

Mauricio Pochettino saw his side seal a narrow 1-0 victory over Sunderland in their last fixture at the Stadium of Light. Midfielder Ryan Mason's goal was the difference between the two sides as Tottenham sealed their first three points of the campaign.

The English side are aware they need to be at their best if they are looking to beat the Azerbaijani outfit in front of their home fans. Star striker Harry Kane will be hoping to impress in the Europa League clash on Thursday.

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for a second win of the season in all competitions against Qarabag Getty

Qarabag are in fine form as they lost only three of their last 15 matches played in all competitions. They are a well-balanced side, both in attack and defence as they have kept four clean sheets in their last four matches.

In their last 10 matches, Gurban Gurbanov's side have conceded only four goals. He would be hoping for another clean sheet when Qarabag face Tottenham in the second tier of the European competition.

What They Say

Mauricio Pochettino: "I am happy with him and he gives the best for the team. He only needs time to score again. The moment will arrive. He has the skills. After two months last season he started scoring. He is very confident and very happy in the changing room."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Tottenham Hotspur to win: 6/17
  • Draw: 4
  • Qarabag to win: 15/2

Team Form

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions): W D D D L
  • Last Result: Sunderland 0-1Tottenham Hotspur

Qarabag

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Qarabag 1-0 Khazar Lankaran

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur

Possible XI: Vorm; Trippier, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Carroll; Townsend, Alli, Lamela, Kane

Qarabag

Possible XI: Sehic; Medvedev, Dimitrovski, Yunuszada, Qurbanov; Mammadov, Quintana, Richard, Diniyev; Armenteros, Reynaldo