Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen
Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen will be the key players for Tottenham against FiorentinaGetty

Tottenham Hotspur host Fiorentina in the second leg of the round of 32 clash of the Europa League at White Hart Lane on 25 February (Thursday).

Where to watch live

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 8.05pm GMT. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport ESPN HD.

Overview

Tottenham Hotspur will look to make use of the away goal advantage when they take on Fiorentina on 25 February (Thursday). The Spurs, who drew with the opposition 1-1 at Florence in the first leg, come into this game on the back of a shock 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup and a repeat performance here could see the north London outfit being dumped from two competitions in just five days.

The loss to Crystal Palace ended their seven match-unbeaten run in domestic competitions. However, they still impressed in that game without managing to find the back of the net. The Spurs have a well-settled squad but will be without Jan Vertonghen, Clinton Njie (both knee) and Tom Carroll (calf), while Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela will face late fitness tests. Skipper Hugo Lloris too is battling to recover from a shoulder injury and will miss the game.

The visitors are in fine form of late, coming into this game on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run. The Viola beat Atlanta 3-2 in their last game, a result which keeps them on the third place in the Serie A table, six points off the top.

Paola Sousa's men have no injury problems and are expected to go in with a full strength squad as they look to be the first Italian team to beat Tottenham at home in Europe.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Tottenham Hotspur to win: 3/4
  • Draw: 27/10
  • Fiorentina to win: 54/13

What the managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "We feel very disappointed because (the FA Cup) was a competition that was very exciting for us to go far but we are in a very tough period and every game seems like a final. We need to be ready for Thursday as we have another 'final'. The next game is the most important now."

Paulo Sousa: "Tottenham are one of the best teams in Europe for technical, tactical and physical qualities. We managed to get them to drop a level with our game control but it did not end with a positive result. There I think, my boys are showing that they want it."

Team news

Tottenham Hotspur

Possible XI: Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier; Chadli, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.

Fiorentina

Possible XI: Tatarusanu, Roncaglia, Rodriguez (c), Astori, Alonso, Vecino, Valero, Tello, Ilicic, Bernardeschi, Kalinic.