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Posted on 30 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).

White Hart Lane

3

Games Played

3

4
1.33
27%
15%

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

1
0.33
39%
3%

952
70%

Passes
Pass Completion %

1,070
70%

76%
2
0.67

Tackles Won %
Goals Conceded
Goals Conceded/game

80%
4
1.33

45
5
0

Fouls
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

39
3
0
TOTTENHAM v SOUTHAMPTON

Glenn Hoddle's Tottenham side should feel confident of continuing their promising start to the season ahead of Saturday's clash with Southampton.

The north London club have had their most productive start to a Premiership campaign ever, winning two and drawing one of their opening three league fixtures, while Gordon Strachan's men have found the back of the net only once in their three games to date. Spurs' record against the south coast club at White Hart Lane is also highly impressive in recent years.

Richards Williams
270 Minutes on pitch 270
0 Goals 0
3 Blocks & Interceptions 3
37 Clearances 24
3 Tackles won 9
70 Pass completion % 68
2 Fouls 5
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0

Since the start of the Premiership, Spurs have won seven of their 10 home games with Saints, keeping five clean sheets and conceding just eight goals in total.

The Lilywhites have also scored 25 goals in that time, seven of which came when Hoddle's Southampton side were hammered 7-2 in March 2000 - a game in which then-Saints defender Dean Richards put past his own 'keeper to level the scores at 1-1.

Now a well-established performer in Spurs' back-line, Richards has formed a powerful defensive partnership with England under-21 man Anthony Gardner this term that has seen them make 44 defensive clearances between them and earn great praise from their manager.

That defensive solidity has helped Spurs keep two clean sheets already this season and should provide a daunting task for Southampton's forwards who have yet to score a single goal this season.

Indeed, Gordon Strachan's first-choice front two of Marian Pahars and James Beattie have hit the target with only two of the nine shots they have mustered between them in Saints' three Premiership games to date.

Should that trend continue, Southampton could be in for a tough year ahead. During the 2001-02 campaign, 63% of Southampton's goal came from strikers - the sixth-highest ratio in the league - and if their forwards continue to fire blanks, Strachan could come to regret not strengthening his strike force before the transfer deadline.

Match Betting : 8/13 Tottenham 12/5 Draw 4/1 Southampton
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