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Posted on 18 October 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).

TOTTENHAM V BOLTON


Tottenham Hotspur

Bolton Wanderers

White Hart Lane

9
Games Played
8
13
Goals Scored
8
1.44
Goals per game
1.00
34%
Shooting Accuracy %
41%
14%
Goals/Shots %
10%
2944
Passes
2406
70%
Pass Completion %
66%
68%
Tackles Won %
74%
13
Goals Conceded
14
1.44
Goals Conceded per game
1.75
120
Fouls
92
13
Yellow Cards
17

Red Cards

Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers return to Premiership action after the international break on Sunday in a potentially enthralling encounter at White Hart Lane.

Sam Allardyce's team lost by the odd goal in five in the corresponding fixture last December, but the outcome was not so close when the Trotters returned for Worthington and FA Cup matches, exiting both competitions after heavy six and four-nil defeats respectively.

Understandably Bolton will be after revenge on Sunday as well as looking for the points that will hopefully help them climb out of the relegation zone. They have collected just one point since their fabulous win at Old Trafford last month and were even knocked out of the Worthington Cup by local rivals Bury, of the Third Division.

Tottenham will be confident of defeating the Trotters, especially after their recent success over them in the last 10 months, but also due to the fact that Robbie Keane has finally opened his account for the club. He netted in the win at Blackburn a fortnight ago and will be hoping to score his first goal on home soil since his £7 million transfer from Leeds United.

And the fact that West Ham are the only team to concede more Premiership goals than Bolton this season, should give the Republic of Ireland international forward more confidence of at least doubling his Spurs tally.

Keane could be joined in the Spurs team by his international compatriot Stephen Carr, who is fit again after a long absence that has kept him sidelined for the majority of the last 18 months.

A fans' favourite at Tottenham, Carr will aim to give the side some width on the right-hand side. His tally of 129 dribbles and runs in 2000-01 was far more than any other Spurs player managed that year and if selected he is sure to ask a few questions of Bolton's left-hand side.

The Trotters will have to improve their ability to retain possession when they have the ball, as their overall pass completion ratio of 66% is the lowest return by a Premiership team this season. Unless their results start to pick up it could be a long hard season for the Lancashire outfit, who need to start converting some of the opportunities that talisman Youri Djorkaeff carves out for them.

Match Betting: Tottenham 4/7 Draw 12/5 Bolton 9/2
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