Football Tips: Our savvy 11/1 Bet Builder for Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira

Our footie tipster Andrew Cunneen is expecting Tottenham to tear up on Thursday.


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Did you hear the one about the lads who beat Man City on the weekend and went to Portugal a few days later to play a crowd that sound more like an off-brand black market chewing gum label than a football club, only to lose 1-0 to them? Only Spurs.

Nuno might not have been their first choice. Nuno might not have been their second choice. He might not have even been their third – Actually, I’m on a word count so I’ll cut that one short.


Thursday 19:45: Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira
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So while the former Wolves boss has shown early signs that Spurs can compete with anyone on their day, his standing in the pecking order pre-appointment might best be reflected in the inconsistency we saw there. Yes, his team wasn’t full strength. But these are the lads who come into Premier League games when there’s an injury and so far, all we know is they’re not good enough to win a pub league in the Algarve.

Here’s a Bet Builder that may also act as an inadvertent state of the nation address to the north London clan.

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Both Teams to Score? No

Yeah, I won’t overcomplicate this. Spurs will win this game because they’re better at football than Pacos de Ferreira. There’s too much pressure on Spurs for them not to win this game, and the first leg reverse was more complacency and lack of fitness than anything else.

Over 3.5 Goals

The thing about this game in particular is that Nuno will send his charges out to make a statement – the result in Portugal was embarrassing for everyone involved. I often find in the modern football fandom landscape that you haven’t been properly mortified until you’ve been turned into a meme.

Well, let’s just say the group chats were firing up the good stuff. Spurs will play six first-team starters and blitz a Pacos de Ferreira side that have shipped six goals in their opening three league games, including two defeats on the bounce.



Half-Time: Spurs

The most generous leg of the lot. I accept the fact that Spurs are better without the ball, but given how narrow Pacos de Ferreira play, it should open everything up for crosses into the box – and that pitch is so big that there’ll be acres for second balls to go flying back in. Spurs will win this game by a comfortable margin and that will be achieved by the half-time whistle.

Steven Bergwijn to Score Anytime

If there’s a player I think is going to have a breakthrough year, it’s Bergwijn. He’s got everything, even if none of it is quite elite level. He’s quick, powerful, a great passer, a fine finisher and always switched on. His four goals in the league last year probably didn’t do his performances justice, but in games that are going to rely somewhat on moments of brilliance, he’s one of very few who can do it in all sorts of ways.

Tottenham v Pacos de Ferreira betting tips:

Both Teams to Score? No
Over 3.5 Goals
Half-Time: Spurs
Steven Bergwijn to Score Anytime

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