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Ludogorets vs Tottenham: Spurs seek to get campaign back on track

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The visitors will be determined to bounce back against a side struggling to find their feet after the shock Europa League matchday 2 defeat.

Tottenham take a trip to Razgrad, Bulgaria to face Ludogorets for the Europa League group stage matchday 3 clash on Thursday.

It is expected from the Premier League side, who currently rank second in Group J, that they take all three points home without much difficulty against a team who are yet to pick up a single point and sit at the rock-bottom.

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The Bulgarian outfit are on a strong domestic run this season. Sitting atop the Parva Liga, they are enjoying a remarkable run of 10 straight wins.

However, they have struggled to replicate their domestic form in Europe. The Eagles have lost both of their prior Europa League group stage matches – 2-1 to Antwerp and 4-3 to LASK Linz.

In what came as a huge shock, Spurs got beat by Royal Antwerp in their previous European match last week. But they did get to winning ways after that, scraping past Brighton with a 1-0 Premier League result, and will hope for back-to-back wins.

The English side has been doing fairly well domestically as they sit third in the league table with 14 points from seven games. They have three wins in the last four games with a clean sheet in two of those.

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This is the first time in history that the two teams will be playing each other.

Ludogorets vs Tottenham Team News:

Wanderson and Higinio Marin are the two absentees from Pavel Vrba’s team. Both players are expected to remain sidelined until next year with a knee injury and a leg fracture respectively.

Japhet Tanganga, nursing a thigh problem, is the only injured player for Jose Mourinho’s side. Joe Rodon is also unavailable for selection as he was not registered in Spurs’ Europa League squad.

Ludogorets predicted line-ups  (4-3-3): Iliev; Cicinho, Moti, Verdon, Nedyalkov; Andrianantenaina, Badjia, Santana; Tekpetey, Manu, Yankov

Tottenham predicted XI (4-3-3): Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Lo Celso, Hojbjerg, Winks; Bale, Vinicius, Moura

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