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Ipswich v Spurs Head to Head

Posted on 28 December 2000  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

BRAMBLE CAMPBELL
APPEARANCES
Minutes on pitch 901 1080
GOAL ATTEMPTS
Goals 1 2
DEFENDING
Blocks 3 12
Headed Clearances 55 79
Other Clearances 24 52
Interceptions 3 1
Tackles won 40 30
PASSING
Passing Accuracy 62% 71%
DISCIPLINE
Fouls 16 24
Yellow Cards 2 1
Red Cards 0 0
First Goalscorer Odds 33/1 40/1
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Titus Bramble
Sol Campbell

Following another lacklustre display away from White Hart Lane - against Glenn Hoddle's Southampton on Wednesday night - Tottenham head to Portman Road looking for their first win on the road this season.

Skipper Sol Campbell is the man George Graham will rely on to rally his poor travellers. The England man is a major source of inspiration for the Whites, and leads from the back in much the same way as Ipswich Town's Titus Bramble does for George Burley's high-fliers.

Bramble, like many of his Ipswich team-mates - has shone in his inaugural Premiership campaign and has coped admirably with the step up in class. The young defender's performances have been reminiscent of Campbell's in the Tottenham star's early days, and it may not be too long before Bramble joins Campbell in the national squad.

The two commanding centre-backs make excellent use of their strength and aerial ability both in defence and coming forward. Bramble has made more than 50 headed clearances for Town and has caused numerous headaches in the opposition box, particularly at set-pieces.

Meanwhile Campbell has made well over a century of clearances - the vast majority with his head - and has nodded in two Premiership goals this term.

Both players have also demonstrated strength and commitment in the tackle. Campbell and Bramble have won roughly three-quarters of their challenges in the 2000-01 Premiership, with the Ipswich youngster having been the busier of the two.

While he is generally comfortable on the ball in his own half, Bramble's distribution has wavered at times in opposition territory. He has connected with only 41% of passes in an advanced position, which helps explain why his overall completion rate is well below that of Campbell.

The opportunist gambler could cash in if this proves to be a tight match. Both Bramble and Campbell have scored in 1-0 victories for their sides this season, and there are generous odds of 100/1 for Bramble grabbing the only goal of the game, or a mouth-watering 175/1 for Campbell to do the same for Spurs.

Tim Wheal