Game Preview - Dinamo Tbilisi vs. Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Europa League - August 22nd, 2013

Dinamo Tbilisi, Georgia vs. Tottenham Hotspur, England - Matchup and Team LogosDinamo Tbilisi, the Georgian Premier League champions, will host Tottenham Hotspur from London, England on August 22nd, 2013. The match will take place in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) first leg play-off round at the Boris Paichadzis Erovnuli Stadioni.

Dinamo Tbilisi recently played in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, where they beat EB Streymur 9-2 on aggregate and lost to Steaua Bucuresti 1-3 on aggregate. Tottenham qualified for the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League directly by placing 5th in the English Premier League last season.

Dinamo are the most famous for their 1981 Cup Winner's Cup victory. They are a decent squad with Spanish striker Xisco being a real threat up front. Tottenham have had a steady presence in the European tournaments over the years. Last season, they made it to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The London side have had a busy summer transfer season so far, bringing on board Roberto Soldado and Nacer Chadil. Tottenham's biggest star, Gareth Bale, is not available for the match this coming Thursday.

Let's take a look at the odds for the game in Tbilisi:

Dinamo: 11/2
Draw: 16/5
Tottenham: 4/9

Tottenham are the big favourites to win. A $100 wager on Tottenham could produce $44 in profit, while the same bet on Dinamo could return $550 in profit.

Roberto Soldado is the favourite to score for the guests at 8/11, followed by Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor at 6/5 each. The favourite to score for Dinamo is Xisco Munoz at 2/1.

According to the odds, the most likely score is a 0-1 victory for the guests, valued at 6/1.

Let's see how this game plays out!