Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur host Group C leaders Asteras Tripoli on Thursday as the north London club look to capitalise on their home games and steal a march into the next round.

Where to Watch Live'

Kick-off is set for 8:05pm BST. Live coverage will be available on ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD.


Tottenham come into the game on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League in spite of putting in one of their better performances thus far. Mauricio Pochettino is slowly but surely making his mark on the team and Spurs need to replicate their growing understanding in the upcoming home games, which will make or break their qualification into the knockout stages.

The north London club have drawn their first two games in the group against Partizan and Besiktas and need to get into the groove fast to progress in the tournament. This is the first of three crucial home games in all competitions, followed by Newscastle in the League and Brighton and Hove Albion in the League Cup.

Roberto Soldado's goal against Manchester City will be a major push in the arm for Tottenham, with the striker looking like he is finally coming to terms with the rigours of Premier League football.

Meanwhile, Asteras have already played eight games in the competition, having started in the second qualifying round and worked their way into the group stages. Their recent experience will give them some much needed confidence against Tottenham, who are by far the most established team in the group.

Maurico Pochettino

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino: "Asteras is a very good, young team. They won their game against Partizan and drew against Besiktas. They are a good team, very focused. They have a very good philosophy on the pitch and have a lot of Argentine players. They have a very good side. It will be a very important game."

Betting Odds(By

  • Tottenham Win: 3/10
  • Draw: 21/5
  • Alteras Win: 10


  • Injured: Walker (abdominal), Naughton (ankle), Bentaleb (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Fazio, Rose; Capoué, Mason; Lamela, Paulinho, Chadli; Kane.

Asteras Tripolis

  • Injured: Badibanga (thigh), Goian (ankle), Tie Bi (knee).
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Kosicky; Lluy, Kitoko, Sankare, Panteliadis; Mazza, Usero, Zisopoulos, Rolle, Gianniotas; Parra.