Tottenham vs Ludogorets confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Europa League fixture tonight

Bella Butler
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Tottenham will seek to take a step toward the Europa League knock-outs tonight when they host Ludogorets Razgrad.

Jose Mourinho’s side went top of the league domestically with a win over Manchester City at the weekend, but they are level with Antwerp and LASK in Group J.

Victory here will leave Spurs well on course to reach the latter stages though and they’ll be confident of seeing off a team they beat 3-1 a few weeks ago.

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Ludogorets are top of their domestic league too in Bulgaria, with just one defeat from 11.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm on Thursday 26 November.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

What is the team news?

Mourinho is likely to put out a second-string team with one eye on Saturday’s London derby fixture against Chelsea.

With Toby Alderweireld out injured and Matt Doherty testing positive for coronavirus, the Lilywhites’ defence looks to be a bit thin, with the game coming too soon for Japhet Tanganga’s return. Joe Rodon is also not eligible to play, meaning Davison Sanchez and Eric Dier are likely to be the centre-back partnership.

Mourinho will also be wanting to be keeping the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min fresh, with the latter scoring one of the two goals against Manchester City, and so could potentially line up with Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius.

As for the visitors, Higinio Marin and Wanderson are both expected to be out until 2021.

Claudiu Keseru scored the solitary goal in Ludogoret’s home defeat to Tottenham three weeks ago, while Elvis Manu boasts six goals and two assists in all competitions going into the match this Thursday.

Line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur: Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Dele, Bale, Moura, Vinicius

Ludogorets Razgrad (predicted): Iliev, Cicinho, Verdon, Terziev, Nedyalkov, Anicet, Badji, Santana, Cauly, Keseru, Manu

Odds

Tottenham – 1/10

Draw – 19/2

Ludogorets – 30/1

Prediction

Even a rotated Spurs side will be far too strong for the Bulgarians and this should be a comfortable home win. Spurs 4-0 Ludogorets

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