Spurs come into this clash after finally picking up a Premier League victory at the fifth time of asking away at Sunderland over the weekend. Domestic affairs have been a touch taxing for the London club, who had previously drawn three league games in a row following their opening-day defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Group J presents a difficult task for Pochettino and his men, given that alongside Qarabag they will also have to face up against AS Monaco and Anderlecht. Taking into account the quality of the other two clubs, Spurs will feel that Thursday's fixture presents the perfect chance to pick up three points in the pursuit of progression. Qarabag visit White Hart Lane having notched an important qualification victory over Swiss club Young Boys to earn entry into the tournament. The Baku-based side currently sit in first position in the Azerbaijani Premier League and have so far notched three wins and one draw in the competition that they won comfortably last season. Progression beyond the borders of Group J seems to be unlikely for the three-time Azerbaijani Premier League champions, but they could quite easily pull off a few surprises throughout the autumn especially when competing on home soil. FK go into the game off the back of a recent victory over Xazar Lankaran, and could be quietly confident of snatching a point given that they have kept a clean sheet in their last three Europa League contests.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickTottenham -1AH
- Odds-192 Bet365
- Match result3-1 (+4.16)