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Posted on 27 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

7

Games Played

7

11
1.57
32%
15%

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

8
1.14
47%
15%

2,290
71%

Passes
Pass Completion %

2,394
72%

69%
9
1.29

Tackles Won %
Goals Conceded
Goals Conceded/game

73%
5
0.71

98
12
0

Fouls
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

118
16
0

TOTTENHAM v MIDDLESBROUGH

Middlesbrough travel to White Hart Lane on Saturday in search of a win that would see them leapfrog Tottenham in the Premiership table.

Steve McClaren's team have only collected one point on their travels this season - on the opening day at Southampton - and need to start getting results away from home if they are to challenge for a European spot at the end of the campaign.

Keller Schwarzer
630 Minutes on pitch 630
9 Goals conceded 5
2 Clean Sheets 4
31 Saves 25
78% Saves/Shots % 83%
51% Distribution Success % 49%
100% Catch Success % 94%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0

The Teessiders will not find it easy against a Spurs side that boast a 100% home record and are currently enjoying their best-ever start to a Premiership campaign.

Glenn Hoddle's men have achieved wins over Aston Villa, Southampton and West Ham on their own patch and will be keen to add Boro to their list of victims.

A lot of Spurs' success is due to the fine performances of goalkeeper Kasey Keller. The American shot-stopper has been in awesome form this term and was responsible for making seven saves last weekend at Old Trafford. The only time Manchester United and Ruud van Nistelrooy in particular could beat him was from the penalty spot.

A similar occurrence happened to Mark Schwarzer on Middlesbrough's recent visit to Old Trafford when he also was only beaten by a Van Nistelrooy spot-kick. The giant Aussie has also made a great start to the campaign with no team conceding fewer goals than the five that Boro have conceded.

Obviously Schwarzer has been ably assisted by his defence, which may be boosted by the return of captain Gareth Southgate on Saturday. Tottenham will certainly have to improve upon their 32% shooting accuracy - as recorded by Opta - if they are to break down a stubborn defensive rearguard.

Saturday's contest will be a highly tactical affair between two of the most technically astute managers in the Premiership and a possible stalemate could be the likely outcome.

Match Betting : Tottenham 4/5 Draw 11/5 Middlesbrough 3/1
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