Preview: Panathinaikos vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Andre Villas-Boas
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Tottenham Hotspur search for their first win in the Europa League group stage when they take on Panathinaikos this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Greece this evening as they search for their first win in the Europa League group phase against Panathinaikos.

The Premier League outfit head into the clash on the back of a 3-2 win over Manchester United in the league but the North London outfit could only muster a goalless draw against Lazio in their last European outing.

The Greens have failed to open the deadlock in three of their last European games, while Spurs have only conceded one goal in their previous four away matches.

Andre Villas-Boas is likely to field a relatively strong side for tonight's clash with Jermain Defoe and Clint Dempsey expected to pose an attacking threat. However, it is likely to be too soon for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is slowly recovering from a hamstring strain.

Meanwhile, the home side should start with Bruno Fornaroi up front as well as Lazaros Christdoulopoulos on the wing as they try to defeat their English opposition on home soil.

Recent form:

Panathinaikos: DLLDD
Tottenham: WDWWW

Possible lineups:

Panathinaikos: Karnezis; Vyntra, Boumsong, Velaquez, Spyropoulos; Christodoulopoulos, Mavrias, Vitolo; Zeca Sissoko; Fornaroli

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Caulker, Naughton, Vertonghen; Sandro, Dembele; Lennon, Dempsey, Bale; Defoe

Sports Mole says: 0-2

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