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Posted on 19 April 2002  - 12:00

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Bolton Wanderers
Reebok Stadium
Saturday 20th April
Tottenham Hotspur
34 Games 35
ATTACKING
42 Goals scored 46
1.24 Ave goals per game 1.31
44% Shooting Accuracy 39%
12% Goals to shots % 11%
PASSING
10,663 Passes 15,101
66% Pass completion % 74%
DEFENDING
73% Tackle success rate % 73%
54 Goals conceded 50
1.59 Ave goals conceded per game 1.43
DISCIPLINE
533 Fouls 481
56 Yellow cards 55
7 Red cards 5
6,804 Opta Index Score 9,442

Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur

Bolton Wanderers entertain Tottenham on Saturday afternoon looking for the win that would take them over the magical 40-point barrier and almost certainly guarantee them Premiership football at the Reebok Stadium next season.

Sam Allardyce's preparations for the game were somewhat disrupted by the absence of Per Frandsen, Youri Djorkaeff and Jussi Jaaskelainen on international duty. However the Trotters goalkeeper pulled out of the Finland squad to face Macedonia in midweek due to a slight back strain, but he should be fit enough to face Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.

Jaaskelainen has had some unhappy memories of playing Spurs this season after conceding 13 goals in three visits to White Hart Lane, as the Trotters crashed out of both domestic cups at the hands of Glenn Hoddle's team. But Wanderers are a much different proposition these days and with the Londoners winning only once at Bolton in the last 23 years it will be a tall order for the visitors.

Glenn Hoddle will hope his team can improve upon their 39% shooting accuracy next season, which is currently the lowest ratio in the top-flight - and something that, it may be argued has cost Spurs' chances of a European place this season.

The last time the north Londoners played in European competition was against Kaiserslautern in November 1999 when they were dumped out of the UEFA Cup by the German outfit and in particular current Bolton favourite Youri Djorkaeff.

The French World Cup winner was instrumental in Spurs' defeat that night, setting up two late goals to help Kaiserslautern progress and the midfield star is likely to be a key figure on Saturday.

Benji Romaner

Match referee: M. Messias

Matt Messias took charge of Bolton's defeat at Derby and Spurs' loss to Ipswich earlier this season so at least one team's fortune is likely to change on Saturday. No team has had more players sent off than the Trotters this season so it could be possible that the York official is forced to send off his first player in the Premiership this season.



Referee's Name Fouls Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards Ave Disc points
M. Messias 108 0 12 0 37.89
PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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TEAM NEWS

Mauricio Taricco is available for Spurs after completing a five-match suspension. The Argentinian is likely to come straight in for Christian Ziege, who is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing an ankle operation.

New signing Jamie Redknapp is ineligible as the Premier League ruling says players that join after the deadline cannot play in matches affecting championship and relegation issues - and Bolton are still not safe.

Spurs are still without Les Ferdinand, Steffen Freund, Goran Bunjevcevic and Stephen Carr, but Gary Doherty is expected to continue his comeback from the bench after scoring for the Republic of Ireland in midweek.

MATCH BETTING
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Match Result
Bolton 11/10
Draw 9/4
Tottenham 2/1

Correct Score
Bolton 1-0 6/1
Bolton 2-0 8/1
Bolton 2-1 7/1
Bolton 3-0 16/1
Bolton 3-1 16/1
Bolton 3-2 25/1
Bolton 4-0 40/1
Bolton 4-1 33/1
Bolton 4-2 50/1
Bolton 5-0 100/1
Bolton 5-1 100/1
Draw 0-0 8/1
Draw 1-1 11/2
Draw 2-2 14/1
Draw 3-3 50/1
Tottenham 1-0 15/2
Tottenham 2-0 12/1
Tottenham 2-1 10/1
Tottenham 3-0 33/1
Tottenham 3-1 25/1
Tottenham 3-2 28/1
Tottenham 4-0 100/1
Tottenham 4-1 80/1
Tottenham 4-2 100/1
Tottenham 5-0 100/1

Double Result
Bolton/Bolton 5/2
Bolton/Draw 16/1
Bolton/Tottenham 33/1
Draw/Bolton 4/1
Draw/Draw 7/2
Draw/Tottenham 11/2
Tottenham/Bolton 28/1
Tottenham/Draw 16/1
Tottenham/Tottenham 9/2

First Goalscorer
F Bobic 9/2
M Ricketts 5/1
D Holdsworth 13/2
R Wallace 13/2
Y Djorkaeff 7/1
K Nolan 10/1
B Hansen 12/1
H Pedersen 12/1
P Frandsen 16/1
R Gardener 16/1
G Farrelly 25/1
N Southall 25/1
S Tofting 25/1
P Warhurst 33/1
J Johnsen 33/1
G Bergsson 40/1
B N'gotty 40/1
S Charlton 50/1
A Barness 50/1
M Whitlow 66/1
T Sheringham 13/2
S Iversen 7/1
S Rebrov 15/2
G Poyet 10/1
G Doherty 14/1
O Leonhardsen 14/1
D Anderton 16/1
M Etherington 16/1
T Sherwood 20/1
S Davies 20/1
S Clemence 25/1
L King 33/1
M Taricco 50/1
B Thatcher 50/1
A Gardner 50/1
C Perry 50/1
A Thelwell 50/1

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