Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Tottenham will be looking to make amends for a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to West Ham United when they take on Wolfsberger in the Europa League last 32, return leg. Spurs rolled over the Austrian side 4-1 in the first leg, with the team moving one step closer to booking their place in the last 16. Jose Mourinho’s troops aim to save the season by going all the way in the Europa League, and we are positive that the hosts will take Wednesday’s clash seriously.
Even though “the Special One” is likely to stick to his rotation policy, home win should be considered as the visitors head into the match with the lack of confidence. Wolfsberger did well to beat Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in London. Aurier and Lo Celso should be the only absentees in the home team, while Leitgeb and Peretz are unlikely to feature for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsberger):
Welcoming their rivals at Lavanttal-Arena, Wolfsberger are an Austrian side that compete in the Bundesliga, the Austrian top flight. GAM FC footballers wear black and blue shirts and black shorts when playing on home soil, whilst white is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Wolfsberger finished the 2018/2019 Austrian Bundesliga in fourth position in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the first time ever. The Lavanttal-Arena outfit were placed in Group J, alongside Borussia M’gladbach, Roma and Istanbul Basaksehir.
GAM FC did well to win the Austrian First League in the 2011/2012 season, with the team finishing the process six points clear of second-placed Altach, but they have yet to win the Austrian Bundesliga trophy. It has to be noted that SV Ried and AT SV Wolfsberg are considered the club’s fiercest rivals.