The Europa League provides our betting tip on Thursday night in the Basel v Tottenham fixture. The tie is delicately poised at 2-2 with the second leg to come in Switzerland, does the first game provide clues for what might happen in this one?
Match: Basel v Tottenham
Betting tip: Mohamed Salah to Score Anytime
Best Odds: 6.0 with Coral
Kick Off: 20:05 11/04/2013
Tottenham suffered some disappointing injuries in the first leg, which deprive them of players that provide them their width. Both Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon will miss out, along with William Gallas. Those absences, combined with a recent lack of clean sheets, has seen the hosts well backed at around 2.6. Spurs have conceded in their last seven Premier League matches home and away, and also in their last two European assignments. As things stand, they will depart the competition on away goals, so they cannot afford to be too defensive in their approach. All this should lead to an open game – much like the first. Prices on the usual ‘goal’ markets do not offer value however, as the layers generally agree that goals are likely – so it might pay to get creative in the search for an edge. Mohamed Salah put in an eye catching performance in the first leg for Basel, and while his finishing may not have matched the rest of his game that night, a repeat may see him presented with chances in front of goal once more – making the 6.0 that Coral offer on him scoring at anytime look juicy (he is as short as 3.0 elsewhere).
Football Betting tip
Back Mohamed Salah to score anytime at 6.0 with Coral.