Spurs vs Panthianikos Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on December 6, 2012

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Tottenham welcome Panthianikos to White Hart Lane tonight looking to secure their passage through to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Spurs currently sit second in Group J and will ensure qualification to the last 32 if they avoid defeat against the Greeks. However, if the visitors win they will leapfrog Tottenham and snatch a place in the next round.

Andre Villas-Boas side head into the game in fine form having won their last three Premier League games and will therefore be full of confidence going into the game tonight.

Team News

The Portuguese boss will have to make do without Gareth Bale after he picked up a hamstring injury against Fulham at the weekend and is expected to be out for 10 days.

Defender Michael Dawson is also missing after being forced off with a hamstring strain against the Cottagers. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor could get a run-out with the in-form Jermain Defoe getting a rest.

Midfielder Scott Parker made his comeback for the reserves in midweek but wont be risked tonight, while Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto both remain out.

Panathinaikos coach Juan Roman Rocha brings a strong squad to the Lane with no fresh injury concerns. Striker Toche is expected to return up front with Ibrahim Sissoko likely to play just behind the Spaniard.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Although Tottenham’s form has been patchy in the Europa League, we think they’ll have far too much for the Greeks tonight. Tottenham 2-0 Panathinaikos.

What would your team be and whats your score prediction for the game? Get involved in the comments section.

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2 Comments

  1. tryme

    December 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    hes already said brads going in goal?

  2. JOHN ADAM

    December 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I think we should play both Defoe and Adebayor up front with Dembele playing alongside Sandro and Lennon. I would like to see Falque on the left wing rather than Townsend. We must not take this game lightly and must not under rate the Greek team. They are fielding their best team and so should we since this is a match we have to win.

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