Dnipro’s English record suggests 3-0 Spurs win and a Europa League final
Dnipro have failed to get beyond the Europa League round of 32 since the introduction of the group stage in the 2004/05 campaign and their record when visiting English opposition suggests that another disappointment may lie in wait against Tottenham.
Having been one of only two teams to emerge from the group stages with six wins from six, Spurs were unable to make their dominance of possession count in Russia, losing 1-0 to a late penalty.
Losing 1-0 again since at Norwich is far from ideal preparation and better news is that they have not gone three games without troubling the scorers since 2011.
Furthermore, Spurs are yet to fail to score at White Hart Lane since Tim Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas.
Dnipro haven’t won an away game that hasn’t been a friendly since October and lost at Fiorentina in their last road trip in the Europa League.
All of this does stack up to point towards a Tottenham victory over Dnipro, which is an outcome that can be backed at 8/15.
However, punters that are prepared to push the boat out a little further may find the 10/1 on offer on Spurs winning 3-0 to be far more profitable.
Spurs have already won by this scoreline twice at home in the Europa League this season, against Dinamo Tbilisi and Tromso and in half of their last six at White Hart Lane in the competition.
Furthermore, Dnipro have lost 3-0 on their last two visits to England, which were against Middlesbrough in 2005 and Fulham in 2011.
Those with good memories will remember that Middlesbrough used Dnipro as a springboard en route to the final, while Fulham can also count themselves as former Europa League finalists, albeit in a different season to when beating Dnipro.
Therefore, not only is a Tottenham victory likely, but an appearance in the final of the competition may well follow as a result. Spurs’ odds are currently 10/1 to win the Europa League.