Tottenham Hotspur and LASK Linz meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. LASK Linz present considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team won access to this group stage, after eliminating Maccabi Haifa in the previous tie, after a home win by (7-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 8 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home draw against West Ham United by (3‑3). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Tottenham Hotspur won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have come back in 4. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘ ).
Tottenham come into this match without much motivation, after a 3×3 draw with West Ham United, in a Premier League match: the team’s goals were scored by Harry Kane (2) and Heung-min Son. To reach this group stage of the Europa League, the English had to overcome Maccabi Haifa. In general, coach José Mourinho acts 4-3-3, favoring maintenance of possession and attacks from the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced men will be Heung-min Son, Gareth Bale and Harry Kane: the first athlete mentioned is very fast and strong when it comes to scoring. In doubt for this game are Erik Lamela, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga and Giovani Lo Celso.
The away team comes to this group stage after having eliminated Sporting CP, with an away win by (1‑4). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Cup, they beat Wörgl at home by (3‑0). In their last 10 away matches LASK Linz has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 15 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
LASK comes to this game motivated, after the 3×0 victory in the reception to Worgl, in a match for the Austrian Cup. It should be noted that the Austrians eliminated Sporting Lisboa in the play-offs, thus obtaining qualification for the Europa League group stage. The visiting team generally operates in a 3-4-3 tactical system, favoring a more cautious style of play, attacking through the flanks. On an individual level, we highlight forward Marko Raguz, a very powerful and competent player when it comes to scoring. Coach Dominik Thalhammer can count on all his players.