Pacos de Ferreira vs Tottenham prediction: Lucas Moura to give Spurs first leg lead



Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to maintaining their excellent start under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo as they travel to Portugal for the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Spurs are the heavy favourites for their trip to Portugal at 4/6 with Grosvenor Sport while Pacos Ferreira are 17/4 and a draw is 27/10.

Pacos de Ferreira also go into this European competition with a new manager after Pepa left the club to join Primera Liga rivals Vitoria de Guimaraes.

Their new manager is 45-year-old Jorge Simao who managed second division Belgian side Mouscron last season.

They have not had the best of starts to the season after finishing fifth last year – Pacos Ferreira scraped through in the Portuguese League Cup on penalties against mid-table side Gil Vicente and lost 3-0 away to Boavista – who finished 13th in the table last season.

For Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo, he will want to make his mark and continue Spurs’ fine form after beating Man City at home at the weekend.

However, he may see the Europa Conferance League as an after thought – it is UEFA’s third-tier competition – so we could expect a heavily rotated side, especially when they face his former side Wolves at the weekend.

Tips

  • Both teams to score – 10/13
  • Lucas Moura to score anytime – 14/5

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Player stats

Douglas Tanque was top goalscorer for Pacos Ferreira even though the Brazilian only managed nine goals.

Spurs will likely rest the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli but the likes of Lucas Moura could feature.

H2H

Tottenham have never played Pacos Ferreira.

Form

Spurs started strongly in the Premier League beating champions Man City at home 1-0 at the weekend while their hosts lost in their trip to Boavista.





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