With two Group G matches remaining, NS Mura are yet to register a point in the Europa Conference League. They hope to change this when Tottenham Hotspur visit. Mura are bottom of the group while Spurs are second with seven points, three behind leaders Rennes. Mura have a poor run going to this game; they are winless in the last five matches and have no clean sheet in that period, while they have scored more than a goal in just one of the five. In two of their last three matches they’ve failed to score, and after their 5-1 loss in London, there’s very little guarantee they’ll offer much here. In their four Conference League games, they have conceded two or more goals in three, and have failed to score in two.
Some semblance of stability is coming Tottenham’s way since the arrival of Antonio Conte. The new manager has been in charge for three matches and the team is unbeaten in that period. They are coming from a 2-1 win over Leeds United, having risen from a goal down; that was their third win in five matches. They still have defensive work to do even though they may not feel it against this opponent; Spurs have two clean sheets in the last five matches. In their three matches under Conte, they’ve conceded three goals though they’ve scored five. It will take Conte some time before establishing his style on the team, especially in defence but at the moment they need to improve on their away run in this competition. Spurs have won three of their six matches in the Conference League, but all of them have come at home.
Hosts NS Mura have a very poor run going to this game and they’ll need to be at their best to stop Spurs, who have been improving in their recent matches. Spurs have no win away from home in the Conference League, but here they will be the stronger side as their stability under Conte gets to the next level. Go for Spurs to lead in the first and second halves.