Spurs have a 1-0 deficit to overcome from the first leg, but they’re still as short as 1.4 to make it through to the last-16. Since the defeat in Belgium they’ve eased past Fulham in the FA Cup while Gent drew at Standard Liege to remain in 8th in the Belgian league.
Spurs have won 11 of their 17 European home games since 2013/14, but this game will of course be played at Wembley, where they lost against Monaco and Leverkusen in the group stages of the Champions League. Having said that, they managed to beat CSKA in their final group game, who we have ranked 48th in Europe, while Gent are all the way done in 386th.
Gent were thumped 5-0 at Shakhtar in the group stages and something similar could be on the cards here. They’ve won just one of their 14 away games in the league and with Kane finding some form against Fulham and Vertonghen returning to the side, we expect Spurs to book their spot in the next round. We’re backing Pochettino’s men to cover the -2 handicap.
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