OPTA PREVIEW: Charlton v Tottenham
Tottenham travel to The Valley on Wednesday looking to claim their first point from a London derby this season — but their task is made all the more difficult, as they are faced with the side that has earned the most points from all London encounters this season.
In fact, Spurs have gone 12 games since their last win against fellow Londoners in the league but they have a reasonable record at The Valley with Arsenal being the only London team to have come away from there with more wins than Tottenham.
Spurs are also able to go into this game with the most in-form striker in the Premiership at the moment in the guise of Robbie Keane, who has hit six goals in his last five Premiership outings. This makes Keane the highest scorer in the Premiership for 2004 and the joint fifth highest scorer for the season so far. Keane has scored twice in four previous appearances against Charlton and will be looking to shoot his way closer to the Golden Boot.
Tottenham go into the game as one of the form teams in the Premiership having picked up 12 points from their last six games. Only the Premiership’s top three have earned more points over this period.
Charlton meanwhile are still in the hunt for the final Champions League place although they have lost their last two Premiership games - but they are yet to lose three in a row this season.
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|Charlton Athletic||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Shooting accuracy %||45%||42%|
|Pass completion %||70%||73%|
|Cross completion %||25%||22%|
|Tackles won %||71%||72%|