Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After surving Lokomotiv Plovdiv in round 2, Tottenham will be aiming to roll over Shkendija when the two teams face each other at Ecolog Arena on Thursday evening. Shkendija set up a meeting with the star-studded Premier League side by beating the likes of Sumqayit (2-0) and Botosani (1-0), but there are unlikely to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in the Europa League qualifiers.
Considering that experienced midfielder Armend Alimi is sidelined through suspension, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Spurs, on the other hand, came from behind to beat nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but Jose Mourinho’s troops need to improve their game if they are to play an important role in the Europa League this term. Harry Kane has already found his goal-scoring touch, and seeing that the Premier League side will not afford any complacency this time out, away win should be considered.