Tottenham vs LASK: Europa League – LIVE!

Tottenham vs LASK – LIVE!

Spurs will have to shake off the disappointment of their 3-3 draw with West Ham as they begin their Europa League group stage against LASK.

Three goals conceded in the final eight minutes overshadowed an otherwise impressive display, and Gareth Bale’s second debut.

Bale could again be involved on Thursday against the Austrians, though Jose Mourinho is expected to make a number of changes.

Follow all the build-up, action and reaction below…

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Team news

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho confirmed Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga would miss the Europa League game against LASK Linz.

Dier (hamstring) and Tanganga (thigh) were absent from training on Wednesday, but Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso were back after missing the weekend match with West Ham.

Mourinho refused to give any hints about his team selection, other than that Davinson Sanchez would start.

“The only player I can confirm is starting is Davinson Sanchez, who will be at the press conference,” Mourinho said. “The only thing I ask is that you don’t ask him about his amazing goal on Sunday.”

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Europa League clash between Tottenham and LASK.

Stick with us for all the build-up, action and reaction.

Kick off is at 8pm BST.

Kick-off time and venue

Tottenham vs LASK is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight.

The match will be played behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Team news

Eric Dier is set to miss out after sitting out training on Wednesday morning. Dier was absent for the wild 3-3 draw with West Ham on Sunday with a hamstring problem sustained on England duty and he is still not fit enough to return, leaving Jose Mourinho short of centre-backs.

Japhet Tanganga (thigh) is also sidelined and new signing Joe Rodon is ineligible for the Europa League. In a boost to the Spurs manager, Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela both trained after missing West Ham with knocks and should feature against the Austrian side.

Mourinho is set to rotate his squad after his side shipped three goals in the final eight minutes in an unprecedented collapse against the Hammers, with Gareth Bale is pushing for a first start after coming off the bench with Spurs 3-0 up.

Summer signing Carlos Vinicius is expected to make his debut, while Mourinho must also decide if Dele Alli will feature after again leaving the England international out of the squad entirely on Sunday.

Predicted Tottenham XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Lo Celso, Winks, Ndombele; Lucas, Kane, Bale

Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 LASK

This Spurs team can score goals, which they have proven plenty recently. Their frailties at the back should not come to haunt them on Thursday, despite expected changes.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

This will be the first meeting between the teams.

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