At the minute, cup competitions offer Tottenham a welcome reprieve from their struggles in the Premier League. The North London side thumped Wolfsberger 4-1 in the first leg last Thursday before falling to a fifth league defeat in six matches and now find themselves in 9th place in the Premier League and nine points off the top-four. Their only viable chance of making it to the Champions League next season is through the Europa League and they should have their name in the hat for the last-16 after running riot in the opening game. Spurs travelled to Budapest as the away team and scored four times meaning Jose Mourinho’s side need to concede four goals or more to be eliminated.
Wolfsberger returned to action at the weekend and sealed a 2-1 win on the road in what was their fourth win in five away matches. However, the gap in quality was apparent when these sides met last week and I don’t have much hope for Wolfsberger to even get something from this leg never mind going on to miraculously win the tie. The Austrian side managed to win two of their three home group games away from home but lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb and with Tottenham currently one of the favourites to win the tournament outright, I don’t see an upset here.