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Ludogorets vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Europa League match thread & how to watch

Spurs make their second trip to Bulgaria this fall.

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After four straight matches of scoring at least three goals, Tottenham Hotspur has managed just three goals total over its past three outings. This still resulted in a pair of victories that vaulted the club into third in the Premier League table, but those wins sandwiched a drab performance in Belgium, as Spurs dropped their second Europa League Group Stage match to Antwerp.

Now there is some work to do heading into Matchday 3, as Tottenham sits tied for second in Group J with LASK, three points behind Antwerp. A contest against Ludogorets represents a good chance to get back on the right side of things, as the Bulgarian side has lost both of its two Group Stage fixtures thus far.

Spurs are still expected to progress into the knockout rounds, but solidifying this as soon as possible is key for the team given the volume and importance of upcoming Premier League matches. Being able to wrap up the Group Stage as quickly as possible will allow Jose Mourinho to rotate his squad later on and make sure his key players stay fit.

Unfortunately, there is probably not of rotation expected this week, as Mourhino was very unhappy with the performance of his starting XI last week in Belgium. The four substitutions he made coming out of halftime last week, as well as his pre-match comments on Wednesday support this idea, so Tottenham will being leaning on its best players to bring home three points from Bulgaria.


How to Watch

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 12:55 p.m. ET, 5:55 p.m. BT
Location: Huvepharma Arena, Razgrad, Bulgaria
TV: TUDN (USA - Spanish), BT Sport 2 (UK)
Streaming: CBS All Access (USA), (UK)

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