The European football fest continues this evening with the resumption of the Europa League and Tottenham, Swansea and Wigan are all in action.
FC Sheriff Tiraspol v Tottenham Hotspur
High-flying Tottenham travel to Moldova for the early kick-off as they take on Sheriff Tiraspol in one of Thursday’s early kick-offs.
Jermaine Defoe has been Spurs’ Europa League star so far, and three games from him in their past two games has helped them to secure maximum points against Tromso IL and Anzhi Makhachkala.
He may face competition from Emmanuel Adebayor who has recently recovered from injury, likewise Aaron Lennon who should be fit for the match.
Etienne Capoue, Danny Rose, and Younes Kaboul are all sidelined with injuries whilst Andre Villas-Boas has decided to rest England internationals Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend.
Tiraspol is actually the capital of Transnistra state, which has broken away from the Moldovan government and has its own passports, currency, police and army although it’s still considered as part of Moldova.
But the football team have been highly successful, and have won the Moldovan league title 12 times out of the past 13 seasons. They go into the match as big outsiders though, with Bet Victor providing the best odds of 12/1, with the best price on a Spurs win being offered by William Hill at 4/11.
You can see this one live from 6pm in ITV4.
Swansea City v Kuban Krasnodar
The Europa League has a knack for providing unheard of opponents, and it’s the case again in Group A as Swansea take on Russia side Kuban Krasnodar.
The Swans go into this game on maximum points to having picked up wins against Valencia and St. Gallen earlier in the campaign but Ashley Williams is still side-lined for Michael Laudrup’s side with an ankle injury.
Kuban, who finished fifth in the Russian Premier League last season, have lost both their games against those teams and are bottom of the group.
This game follows the Spurs game on ITV4 from 8:05pm.
Wigan Athletic v Rubin Kazan
Wigan face a more household Russian name in their third Group D match in the shape of two-times domestic champions Rubin Kazan although last season, they finished sixth, the final of the Russian European spots.
They’re top of the group at the moments with big 5-2 and 4-0 wins over Maribor and Zulte Waregem respectively and will fancy their chances at the DW Stadium tonight.
Wigan occupy the second qualification spot in the group having picked up four points so far but will be without midfielder Shaun Maloney who has been side-lined for three months with a hip injury.
This game is live on BT Sport 1 from 8:05pm.
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