Ipswich Town host Tottenham in a high-noon showdown on Saturday looking to avenge their 3-1 opening day defeat at White Hart Lane back in August.
Following that defeat most Premiership pundits were tipping the Blues for the drop claiming George Burley's team were out-of-the-depth. But since then the East Anglian outfit have performed remarkably to hoist themselves into contention for a European slot.
And with Tottenham boasting a dreadful away record, Ipswich will go into this match as firm favourites, especially when you consider the Blues have the tighter defence. England keeper Richard Wright has added to his growing reputation with some fine performances and he is largely responsible for his team conceding only 1.11 goals on average per game. A superior record to that of Neil Sullivan who has conceded a mean of 1.42 goals.
But Wright has been helped by some solid displays by his defenders who have attempted more tackles than the Spurs rearguard, and with a 72% tackle success rate, have also won more challenges than George Graham's team. Nevertheless, Sullivan won many plaudits for his recent performance against Arsenal when he pulled off a string of fine saves to deny the Gunners firing squad, until he was finally beaten by a last-minute Patrick Vieira header.
If you think Sullivan can keep a clean sheet in a rare Spurs away win at 2-0 have one of your last flutters of the year at 12/1.
An area where Ipswich can hurt the visitors is from wide areas, as they boast the best crossing accuracy in the Premiership with 30 % of their deliveries successfully completed. Former Spurs apprentice Jamie Clapham will relish the opportunity to supply the wide balls and the chance to push his claim for an England spot in front of a wide televised audience, as the Sky Sports Cameras make their first Premiership visit to Portman Road this season.
However this game will be tight to call and despite the Blues boasting the superior stats to Spurs, this match could end in a draw, with Tottenham travelling back down the A12 with a rare away point.