Tottenham vs AAA Gent Preview, Team News, Line-Ups & Predicted Score

By on February 23, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to turn things around when they entertain AAA Gent at Wembley in the second leg of their Europa League tie tonight.

Spurs must overturn a 1-0 deficit after losing the first leg in Belgium last week if they want to progress to the last-16 stage of the competition.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men warmed up for the game with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday with Harry Kane helping himself to a hat-trick.

This evening’s match starts a run of five consecutive home games for Tottenham as the North Londoners look to juggle playing in three different competitions over the coming weeks.

However, Pochettino insists he’ll play his strongest side against Gent tonight and resist the temptation to rest any of his key players ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game with Stoke City.

Team news

Spurs will once again have to make do without Danny Rose as the England international is still several weeks away from returning from a knee injury.

Ben Davies will therefore continue at left-back while Kyle Walker should get a recall at right-back after being rested at the weekend meaning Kieran Trippier will drop out.

Erik Lamela is still working his way back to full fitness following four months out with a hip injury but Jan Vertonghen is expected to retain his place after making a successful return from an ankle injury.

Harry Kane should once again lead the line up front while Mousa Dembele should come back in to the midfield after Harry Winks was given a run out against Fulham.

Likely Line-Ups

Gent: Kalinic; Gigot, Mitrovic, Asare; Foket, Dejaegere, Esiti, Saief; Simon, Milicevic; Osorio.

Predicted Score

Tottenham 3-0 Gent: Spurs were well below their best in the first leg but I didn’t see too much from Gent to suggest they’ll cause too many problems away from home. Tottenham may still be getting used to playing at Wembley but I think Pochettino’s side will be far too strong for the Belgian outfit and should ease in to the next phase with a 3-1 aggregate win.

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