class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Kane and other big names still missing, Al Hain-Cole doesn't expect Spurs to be up to full speed when they take on Mullins' team
Nuno Espirito Santo will be hoping to oversee his first win as Tottenham manager when his side travel to Colchester United in Wednesday’s friendly clash.
The former Wolves boss was denied a debut victory by Leyton Orient on Saturday, with his team held to a 1-1 draw by the League Two club.
Colchester vs Tottenham latest odds
However, Spurs are clear 1/6 (1.17) favourites with bet365 to secure their first win of the new regime by coming out on top at the Colchester Community Stadium.
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Colchester lost 2-1 and 2-0 in two 60-minute mini matches against Watford at the weekend but can be backed at 11/1 (12.00) to give themselves a major morale boost by pulling off a shock win against their Premier League visitors.
The hosts recorded a memorable penalty shootout victory over this opposition in 2019’s Carabao Cup clash, and there are odds of 11/2 (6.50) available on them holding out for another stalemate in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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Colchester vs Tottenham team news
Heung-min Son has joined up with a squad that is still awaiting the likes of Hugo Lloris, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane following their involvement in the Euros, with 17-year-old Dane Scarlett likely to start up front once again after scoring against Orient.
New signings Luke Chambers, Cameron Coxe, Luke Hannant, Cole Skuse, Alan Judge and Freddie Sears will all be looking to impress manager Hayden Mullins in their first 90-minute match since arriving this summer.
Colchester vs Tottenham preview
With a number of key players missing due to their participation in the European Championship and Copa America, it was probably no surprise that Spurs were not firing on all cylinders in their first match of the summer last weekend.
While a few more days of training under their new manager will have helped, the absence of Kane and Co. will once again make a free-flowing display unlikely as Nuno offers run-outs to a number of young players.
Colchester vs Tottenham tips & predictions
Having given Watford a decent challenge in both of their mini matches, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem like solid value on Colchester ensuring under 3.5 goals against an under-strength Tottenham.
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