Skip to main content

OPTA preview

Posted on 27 August 2002  - 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).

The Valley

2

Games Played

2

4
2.00
60%
27%

Goals Scored
Goals Scored/game
Shooting Accuracy %
Goals/Shots %

3
1.50
35%
18%

566
59%

Passes
Pass Completion %

646
70%

69%
4
2.00

Tackles Won %
Goals Conceded
Goals Conceded/game

81%
2
1.00

25
1
1

Fouls
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

20
2
0
CHARLTON v TOTTENHAM

Charlton contest their second London derby in three Premiership matches when unbeaten Tottenham make the trip to south east London to face Alan Curbishley's men.

The Addicks bounced back from a disappointing 3-2 turnaround at home to Chelsea in their first match of the campaign by inflicting a similar fate upon Bolton on Saturday, coming from behind to win after Youri Djorkaeff put Wanderers into the lead.

Jensen Redknapp
180 Minutes on pitch 180
0 Goals 1
80 Passes made 87
68 Pass completion % 83
2 Assists 1
2 Tackles won 5
1 Fouls 5
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0

Glenn Hoddle's Spurs side have started well. A draw at Goodison Park and a narrow win over Aston Villa leave the Londoners well-placed at this early stage of the season.

Free signing Jamie Redknapp scored the winner against Villa and has attracted praise since his move down south - none more so than from his manager, who has been drawing comparisons between Redknapp and Manchester United winger David Beckham.

The former Liverpool man has made a great start to his fledging Spurs career, scoring once, setting another goal up and completing 83% of his passes to date - that's the best ratio at the club and comfortably higher than David Beckham's figures.

Charlton's players would do well to emulate the likes of Redknapp. Curbishley's men have completed an alarmingly mediocre 59% of their passes in the opening two fixtures, which is the lowest success ratio in the top flight by a significant margin. The problem is exacerbated as they move down the pitch - only 44% of their passes in the opposition half have gone to an Addick.

Claus Jensen has at least supplied some decent service for his team-mates, with the Danish winger setting up both Addicks goals against Chelsea - he'll be looking for a similar impact on Tuesday night.

Spurs kept their first clean sheet of the season at the weekend but the Addicks look a threat up front and Hoddle's men may find it difficult to make it two in a row. Charlton have scored twice in both of their Premiership matches to date - representing 27% of all efforts at goal - and have forced the 'keeper into action with 60% of their attempts, which is a far better ratio than their visitors on Tuesday have clocked up.

Match Betting : 6/4 Charlton 11/5 Draw 6/4 Tottenham
- Click here for full odds with Surrey Sports