Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Inter Milan - UEFA Europa League - Round of 16 - First Leg - March 7th, 2013

Tottenham are hosts to Inter in the first leg of UEFA Europa League round of 16 on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 21.05 CET at White Hart Lane in London.

Lets go straight to the odds.

The lines are:

Full Time Result:
Tottenham 8/11
Draw 3/1
Inter 4/1

To Qualify:
Tottenham 8/13
Inter 6/5

This means that a $100 wager on Tottenham to win the first match at home, if successful, would bring in $72 in profit while the same wager on Inter would bring in $400 in profit if Inter won.

UEFA Europa League Matchup - Tottenham Hotspur vs. Inter Milan - Team and Tournament Logos

Tottenham are in great form right now and the spirits at the club are at an all time high. Tottenham are in 3rd place in the English Premier League and aside from a surprise loss in the FA Cup, they are undefeated since December 9th when they lost to Everton. Most recently Tottenham beat Arsenal at home 2-1. In the round of 32 of the Europa League Tottenham eliminated Lyon 3-2 on aggregate.

Inter are in 4th place in Serie A and most recently they tied AC Milan 1-1 and beat Catania 2-3. In the round of 32 they eliminated CFR Cluj 5-0 on aggregate.

Tottenham and Inter met last in the UEFA Champions League group stage in October and November of 2010. The score in London was 3-1 for Tottenham and 4-3 in Milan for Inter. Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick in Milan.

Gareth Bale has scored 20 goals so far this season and he will be the man to watch in the upcoming matchup. Can he have his way with Inter's defence again?

Emmanuel Adebayor will probably be out due to a knee injury for Tottenham while Inter will be without defenders Matias Silvestre and Yuto Nagatomo. Andrea Ranocchia and Walter Samuel are under a big question mark as well. Inter's coach was forced to call six youth players to join the squad that is travelling to London.

Tottenham vs. Inter matchup is probably the most entertaining matchup of the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League.

Lets see how it plays out.