Tottenham v Bolton Wanderers
David Pleat’s unbeaten record as Tottenham manager this time around continued with the home draw against Middlesbrough and this weekend they face a side who have never won at White Hart Lane in the Premiership.
In fact White Hart Lane has become a bogey ground for Bolton recently with four visits in the last two years. They have lost all four and conceded a total of 16 goals in the process, losing twice in the Premiership and being dumped out of both the League and FA Cup by Spurs.
Life on the road has not been good for Bolton as the Trotters have won just once in their last 17 away games in the Premiership. Their last away game at Manchester City saw them on the wrong end of a 6-2 drubbing and no one has conceded more goals away from home than Sam Allardyce’s men this season.
Bolton’s main problem this season has been lacking a cutting edge up front to turn some of their chances into goals. The Trotters have had 130 attempts on goal — the second highest total in the league — but they have scored on just eight occasions. Their chance conversion rate of 6% is the Premiership’s worst and only two sides have scored fewer goals.
Spurs are in need of a cutting edge themselves in the absence of Freddie Kanoute. The Frenchman has hit 60% of all Tottenham’s league goals this season, giving him the second highest contribution to his teams goals of any striker in the Premiership.
HEAD TO HEAD
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|Player||Gustavo Poyet||Augustine Okocha|
|Minutes On Pitch||323||893|
|Shots On Target||3||10|
|Shots Off Target||1||16|
|Pass Completion %||78%||77%|
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|Team||Tottenham Hotspur||Bolton Wanderers|
|Ave Goals per game||1.00||0.80|
|Shots (excl blocked shots)||106||130|
|% Shots on Target||32%||41%|
|% Goals to Shots||9%||6%|
|Overall Pass Completion %||75%||70%|
|Ave goals conceded per game||1.30||1.90|
|Tackles Won %||71%||71%|
|Blocks, Clearances & Interceptions||431||382|