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Sportingbet preview: Rubin Kazan

Posted on 20 October 2011  - 12:00

Our betting partners Sportingbet look at the markets available for tonight's Europa League match against Rubin Kazan.

Sportingbet preview: Rubin Kazan

Our betting partners Sportingbet look at the markets available for tonight's Europa League match against Rubin Kazan.

The Europa League presents another Thursday night test for Tottenham Hotspur, as Rubin Kazan arrive at White Hart Lane knowing the victor will move clear at the Group A summit.

Both sides have notched a win and a draw so far in the competition but in the confines of North London, the hosts are 8/11 favourites to put their Russian rivals to the sword.

Victory would be no mean feat given the Tartars were in the mix for Champions League qualification this season, but having been edged out by Lyon, it is Spurs they have in their sights. Rubin are 31/10 to snatch a surprise win while the 13/5 draw would keep them top of the group on goal difference.

Team selection is as ever, worth watching in this competition and while the home side are looking strong in the league, rotation has seen them fail to score in three of the last four European ties. That could make the 10/11 for Under 2.5 Goals look a touch of value, while the half-time draw pays 23/20.

Roman Pavlyuchenko is expected to get another run out and should relish the chance to face his countrymen, with 9/2 on offer for him to notch the first goal and 6/5 saying he will score at any time. Jermain Defoe is offered at evens1 to find the net while big odds can be found in the Scorecast market, where Younes Kaboul to notch the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory could turn £5 in £405.

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Odds correct at time of writing...