Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Maribor

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Maribor
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Tottenham face Maribor in Europa League Group J looking for their first win.

Tottenham Hotspur host Slovenian side Maribor in the return fixture of last round's 1-1 draw a fortnight ago, with the Londoners still yet to win in Group J so far. They sit third, two points off leaders Lazio.

Maribor have a win and that 1-1 draw last time to their name and are a point above Spurs in the table. A point here for the Slovenians would give Tottenham a tough ask to qualify from the group.

Andre Villas-Boas's squad is somewhat depleted in the midfield, with Moussa Dembele still missing with a hip injury and Sandro now out with a damaged calf. Scott Parker remains sidelined for the hosts, but Emmanuel Adebayor could start.

Maribor have hit a blip in their domestic league, with two defeats in their last four but could name a similar team to XI from a fortnight ago.

Recent form:

Tottenham: LDWLL

Maribor: LWDWL

Possible lineups:

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton, Dempsey, Huddlestone, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Bale, Adebayor

Maribor: Handanovic, Milec, Rajcevic, Arghus, Mejac, Mertelj, Cvijanovic, Mezga, Tavares, Ibraimi, Beric

Sports Mole says: 2-1

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