Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Tottenham will be aiming to overcome a one-goal deficit in the Conference League tie with Ferreira when the two teams take on each other in London on Thursday evening. Spurs kicked off the new Premier League campaign in style, with the team beating both Man City and Wolverhampton, but they failed to impress in the 1-0 loss to Ferreira. Nuno Espirito Santo rested key players in the first leg, but he should field a much stronger starting XI in Thursday’s clash.
The good news for the hosts is that Man City target Harry Kane played some part in the 1-0 triumph over Wolves. Both Cristian Romero and Cameron Carter-Vickers remain in the recovery room. The Primeira Liga side are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg, but preventing Spurs from scoring at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is easier said than done. Midfielder Mohamed Diaby is injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Heung-min Son):
Over the years Son Heung-Min has established himself as one of the best Asian footballers. Son is a Tottenham Hotspur first-team regular and he played a very important role in Mauro Pochettino’s team in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, scoring 12 goals, while making 37 appearances in the process.
The South Korean footballer, who is well known for his speed and a very powerful shot, was born in Chuncheo on 8 July 1992 and he began his youth career at FC Seoul. In 2008 he moved to Hamburger SV, but he made his senior debut for the Bundesliga club two years later. In 2013 he signed a deal with fellow German side Bayer Leverkusen and he scored 21 goals in 62 appearances in the Bundesliga for the BayArena outfit.
In 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Spurs for a fee of £22 million. Son Heung-min made his South Korea debut in a friendly against Syria in 2010.
Highlighted Team (Ferreira):
Founded on April 5, 1950, Pacos de Ferreira are a Portuguese football club who play their home games at Estadio da Mata Real. The venue can hold up to 9,077 people and it was opened in October 7, 1973. Os Castores are well known for their yellow shirts and green shorts, with the team wearing white and black kit when playing on the travels.
Pacos de Ferreira have yet to win the Primeira Liga trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca de Portugal final in the 2008/2009 season. Os Castores faced Porto in the title game, with the Dragons attacker Lisandro Lopez scoring the only game of the match.
Two seasons later Pacos de Ferreira faced Benfica in the Taca da Liga final, with the Eagles lifting the trophy. Wolverhampton forward Diogo Jota is one of notable footballers who started their senior careers at Pacos de Ferreira.