Spurs versus APOEL Nicosia: (match preview)
Having already secured top spot of in our group from what has been an exceptional UEFA Champions league campaign for Spurs, there final group game at home to APOEL who are still fighting for third place and a spot in the Europa league is a bit of a dead rubber from Spurs’ perspective. With our recent dip in form in the league, Pochettino will view this game as a chance to boost the players confidence ahead of a crucial league game at home to Stoke on Saturday. With wide spread rotation likely for this game, I would personally love to see some of our Academy startlets included in the squad as oppose to some fringe members of the senior team. The visitors who will need no motivation going into this game, are in fine form winning six of their last seven games in all competitions. Spurs will need to be on their game, whatever side Pochettino fields. To win this would be a big morale booster for this set of players! COYS
Absent: Alderweireld, Wanyama and Oakley-Boothe (not 100% sure on that).
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Vorm(c), Walker-Peters, Sanchez,Foyth, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Edwards, Nkoudou, Llorente.
Subs from: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Georgiou, Dier, Skipp, S.Shashoua, Sterling.
My score prediction: 4-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Llorente x2, Edwards’s and Lamela.
One to watch: APOEL’s experienced striker Mickael Pote.