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Posted on 13 December 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 ARSENAL


Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal

White Hart Lane

20
Games Played
17
23
Goals Scored
36
1.15
Goals per game
2.12
39%
Shooting Accuracy %
53%
13%
Goals/Shots %
16%
6315
Passes
8095
72%
Pass Completion %
80%
69%
Tackles Won %
74%
23
Goals Conceded
19
1.15
Goals Conceded per game
1.12
248
Fouls
236
29
Yellow Cards
26

Red Cards
2

Tottenham host north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday aiming for revenge after the Gunners inflicted a 3-0 defeat on them last month.

The Champions have suffered two away defeats in the Premiership since then, at Southampton and Manchester United, and cannot afford to drop any points at White Hart Lane as they battle to regain the title.

In terms of Opta stats, Arsene Wenger's men have the advantage over Spurs with their shooting accuracy of 53% considerably better than the hosts' 39% return. Also the Gunners have found their team-mates with four-fifths of their distribution - eight percentage points above Tottenham's.

There is a doubt over one of Arsenal's best passers, Patrick Vieira, being fit for the game. The Frenchman had to withdraw early from the Champions League match against Valencia in midweek with a thigh injury.

If the Gunners captain fails to make it, then Wenger may hand Ray Parlour his first Premiership start in three months. The Gunners' longest-serving outfield player has happy memories of scoring at White Hart Lane five years ago when Arsenal snatched a draw.

Nevertheless with Arsenal failing to beat their near-neighbours in their last three trips across to Spurs, a share of the spoils might be the best Parlour and the rest of his team-mates can hope for in a what is sure to be a hot atmosphere in N17.

Match Betting : Tottenham 7/4 Draw 11/5 Arsenal 5/4
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