Antwerp and Tottenham Hotspur meet at Bosuilstadion, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head. In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Antwerp presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its second game in Group J, having won by (1‑2) in their first match in this group stage, against Ludogorets. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Beerschot by (3‑2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Antwerp won 4, drew 4 and lost 2. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 12 games, he came back in 4 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
Royal Antwerp comes to this match after beating Beerschot 3×2 at home, thus adding the fifth consecutive victory in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Lior Refaelov, Dierciume Mbokani and Simen Jukler-de. It should be noted that the Belgians entered the Europa League with the right foot, beating Ludogorets away from home by 1×2. In this game against Tottenham, coach Ivan Leko is expected to favor defensive organization and counterattacks from the flanks. On an individual level, we highlight Lior Refaelov and Dieumerci Mbokani, the team’s top scorers in official matches, with 4 goals each. Outside of this game are Dylan Batubinsika and Manuel Benson, players who are in quarantine.
Tottenham Hotspur :
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of Group J after a victory in its debut in this group stage, against LASK, by (3‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Burnley away by (0‑1). In their last 10 away matches Tottenham Hotspur has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 wins in the last matches. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have come back in 4. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 13 of their 34 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘ ).
Tottenham come to this game motivated, after a 0x1 victory in the visit to the Burnley stadium, for the Premier League: Heung-min Son scored the only goal of the game at minute 76. On the first day of the group stage of the Europa League, the English beat LASK 3×0. Coach José Mourinho must focus on circulating the ball and on organized attacks, especially through the right flank: Gareth Bale is very competent in transporting the ball for attack. Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are Tottenham’s top scorers this season, with 10 goals each. For this game the Portuguese coach cannot count on Japhet Tanganga and Eric Dier, both with physical problems.