Spurs v Fiorentina: (Match preview)
Venue:White Hart lane
Date:Thursday 25th February 20:05
Match preview:The lads will be looking to make amends after crashing out of the FA cup at the weekend,and they have the perfect opportunity to do so when they face Fiorentina at the lane this Thursday in the second leg of our Europa league round of 32 tie.Having drawn the first leg in Florence one all we hold the advantage going in to the return tie however slender it may be.An early lead is most paramount for our encounter with La viola, if a replication of events from the palace game were to be the case again the outcome would be ghastly,for Fiorentina to take the lead at any stage would cause utter frustration for our attack.The lads would most probably be suppressed for the entirety of the match and Fiorentina ‘s expertise in this sector would likely spell our elimination from this competition.
One to watch:Khouma Babacar
Team news:There are a cluster of fresh injury concerns ahead our clash with the Serie A side.Harry Kane broke his nose against Palace and will be out for tomorrow’s game after having an operation today.In addition Dembele suffered a groin injury in the same game and is expected to be out for a minimum of 10 days,Tom Carroll also remains sidelined though is expected to be back in action next week.Whilst Jan Vertonghen and Clinton again remain sidelined. Furthermore,Kane’s absence is likely to see Son start up front whilst Lloris will return in goal after his recovery from injury.Alderweireld will partner Wimmer in the defence and Mason may start in place of the injured Dembele.
My team predictions:(4-2-3-1) Lloris,Trippier,Alderweireld,Wimmer,Davies,Dier,Mason,Lamela,Alli,Eriksen,Son.
My score prediction:3-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Lamela x2 and Son.