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Posted on 13 September 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).

White Hart Lane

5

Games Played

4

8
1.60
32%
15%

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

2
0.50
29%
4%

1,601
69%

Passes
Pass Completion %

1,678
75%

71%
6
1.20

Tackles Won %
Goals Conceded
Goals Conceded/game

74%
9
2.25

70
9
0

Fouls
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

55
8
0

TOTTENHAM v WEST HAM

Tottenham's second half capitulation against Fulham in midweek wrecked their chances of moving back on top of the Premiership table and left coach Glenn Hoddle fuming at his players' lack of resilience.

Unfortunately for Spurs, they have little time to regroup before they face yet another London derby, with West Ham the visitors to White Hart Lane on Sunday. But although Hoddle's men were dealt a body blow in midweek, if anything, it is the Hammers who go into this match needing a confidence booster.

Davies Cole
450 Minutes on pitch 354
1 Goals 1
4 Shots on target 5
0 Assists 0
74% Pass completion % 76%
20% Cross completion % 29%
24 Dribbles and Runs 33
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0

Manager Glenn Roeder saw his side lose their second home match of the 2002-03 campaign against newly promoted relegation favourites West Brom on Wednesday and having now taken just one point from four games, the Hammers are rock bottom of the Premiership.

West Ham's major problem this term seems to have been converting their chances rather than any lack of creativity. Indeed, against West Brom Roeder's team were inspired by the inventiveness of Joe Cole and the returning Paolo di Canio and created 19 goalscoring opportunities for themselves, but could not find a way though.

This means that since the start of the new campaign, the Hammers have scored just two of their 50 shots, giving them a 4% chance conversion rate - the lowest figure in the Premiership.

By comparison, Tottenham have been relatively competent up front, scoring with 15% of their shots - the fifth-highest proportion in the league. And with Robbie Keane still to make his bow for the club, their effectiveness as an attacking force could still improve further as the season goes on.

Both Hoddle and Roeder feel that their respective club's fans have yet to see the best that their team has to offer this term. But with both managers looking for more resilience from their sides in the future, this is more likely to be a full-blooded derby game than an exhibition of fantasy football.

Match Betting : Tottenham 4/6 Draw 12/5 West Ham 7/2
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