Tottenham look set to finish their depressing September with a little bit of positivity as they host NS Mura of their second Europa Conference League match of the season.
Spurs have been crushed 3-1 by Arsenal within the North London derby on Sunday, making it their third Premier League loss on trot. After an outstanding August, Nuno Espirito Santo is now floating with critical questions already raised about his variety of play and suitability for the membership.
Their opponent on Thursday, NS Mura, is at the moment fifth within the Slovenian PrvaLiga. Anything lower than a victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the temper can get bitter towards Santo.
Here’s what it’s good to know earlier than this.
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When is it performed? Thursday 30 September, 20:00 (BST)Where is the match performed? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, LondonWhich TV channel is it on? BT Sport 2 (UK), Paramount + (USA), DAZN (Canada)Judge? Yigal Frid
Tottenham final performed towards Rennes within the Europa Conference League / Catherine Steenkeste / Getty Images
Changes are at all times made in piles when Tottenham compete in Europa League or Europa Conference League matches, however given their latest performances, it’s troublesome to know which gamers will play within the rotated XI.
Bryan Gil carried out nicely from the bench towards Arsenal and should get a recent begin on this competitors, whereas the Argentines Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso can be recruited.
When it involves accidents, there are doubts concerning the availability of wingers Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn.
There are not any identified names in NS Mura’s squad. Their high scorers this season are heart forwards Amadej Marosa and Kai Cipot with three.
The Slovenian facet typically play with three midfielders, however have returned to a extra conventional 4-2-3-1 in latest weeks.
They have made a sluggish begin to their title protection, are six factors behind NK Bravo, and in addition misplaced their Europa Conference League opener with 2-0 towards Vitesse Arnhem.
Tottenham: Gollini; Emerson, Rodon, Romero, Davies; Skipp, Lo Celso, Winks; Lucas, Kane, Gil.
NS Mura: Obradovic; Pucko, Marusko, Gorenc, Sturm; Kozar, Horvat; Stocking, Lotric, Shovel; Marosa.
Yes. In truth, they’ve performed two sides from Slovenia and are undefeated within the three matches.
The first got here again within the 1995 Intertoto Cup, after they confronted Rudar Velenje. The Spurs really went behind within the fourth minute earlier than forcing an equalizer by Ian Sampson. John Hendry bought the winner simply after the hour mark.
Recently, Tottenham met NK Maribor throughout the group sport 2012/13 within the Europa League and gained 3-1 at house due to a Jermain Defoe hat trick. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s strike helped them to make a draw within the return sport.
Anything lower than victory right here could be severely alarming for the state of affairs in Spurs, however regardless that there’ll in all probability be no objectives on Thursday evening, Santo ought to get the end result to alleviate some strain on him.
Mura are the reigning Slovenian champions and whereas they’ve began this season slowly, you wouldn’t again down from being on the outcomes listing given Spurs’ latest match. That mentioned, the hosts ought to come out on high.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 NS Mura
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