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Spurs vs Newcastle | Opta Stats Preview

Spurs vs Newcastle | Opta Stats Preview

After a week of off-field drama, it's finally time to get the focus back on the pitch. Spurs welcome Newcastle United to The Lane on Saturday in an attempt to close the gap on Manchester United in second place. Newcastle too, will be hoping to pick up points and apply pressure to the more fancied sides around them. Newcastle are just one point behind Chelsea, who face a tricky trip to Goodison Park. Manager Alan Pardew has maintained the same …
Spurs Trip to Man City Previewed | Opta Stats

Spurs Trip to Man City Previewed | Opta Stats

As Edin Dzeko put his fourth goal past Brad Friedel in August, things looked bleak for Spurs. Two games, no points, one goal scored and eight conceded. Spurs were embarrassed and few would have believed that the return leg of this fixture would have such a bearing on the title race. If City are beaten, Man United will have a chance to go equal top and leave Spurs just two points behind. Spurs are looking up the table and Man …
Spurs vs Wolves | Stats Preview

Spurs vs Wolves | Stats Preview

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to White Hart Lane on Saturday, in an attempt to move into equal first place in the Premier League. Spurs got their campaign back on track with their first win, against Wolves, in August. It coincided with the successful debuts of both Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker. Since then, Spurs have lost just once, drawn three times and won 13 more times. Wolves had started strongly and were unbeaten before they met Spurs at Molineux. …
Spurs vs Everton | Stats Preview

Spurs vs Everton | Stats Preview

Just past the halfway point of the Premier League season, Spurs and Everton meet in what would have been their opening match. An away start at Man United followed by a home game against a rampant Man City had Spurs with no points and -7 goal difference. Things may have been different if not for the postponement of the official opening fixture. Ever since, Spurs have gradually climbed to their current third place while retaining a game in hand against …
Spurs vs West Brom | Match Preview

Spurs vs West Brom | Match Preview

The busy festive period is coming to an end and after Tuesday’s game, Spurs can look forward to an eight day break from Premier League action. Before that welcome respite, Spurs face West Bromwich Albion, the Premier League’s 13th placed team. Despite their poor league position, West Brom provided one of Spurs’ toughest tests this season. The 3-1 win for Spurs was far tighter than the scoreline suggests and could easily have gone the other way. Spurs also drew both …
Spurs Trip to Swansea | A Preview

Spurs Trip to Swansea | A Preview

Spurs make their first ever trip to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday as they attempt to hold or even extend their lead over Champions League chasing rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. While the other big London sides entertain Aston Villa and QPR respectively, Spurs travel to meet the enigmatic Welsh side in their first Premier League season. Swansea played a swashbuckling brand of football as they made their way up the leagues in recent seasons with two promotions in four years. …
Spurs vs Norwich: Match Preview

Spurs vs Norwich: Match Preview

It may be the holiday season, but it’s business as usual at Spurs. Tottenham trained on Christmas day and make the short trip to Norwich on Tuesday, aiming to keep up the pressure at the top. Norwich have made a strong start and are unbeaten in their last three matches. Consecutive promotions have taken Norwich from League One to the top division and they are looking like they belong there. In the top half of the table with 27 goals …
Spurs vs Chelsea | 10/11 Stats Preview

Spurs vs Chelsea | 10/11 Stats Preview

At White Hart Lane on Thursday, third and fourth clash with so much on the line. For both sides, it’s one of the biggest matches of the season. For Spurs, it is an opportunity to open up a five point gap, with a game in hand, and really prove that they belong among the Premier League’s elite. Chelsea need a win to edge in front of Spurs and back in to the top three. A 1-0 victory for Spurs would …
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