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Posted on 9 April 2001  - 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 Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Tuesday 10th April, 2001

Bradford City
31 Games 30
ATTACKING
36 Goals scored 22
1.16 Ave goals per game 0.73
41% Shooting Accuracy 42%
11% Goals to shots % 8%
PASSING
12052 Passes 10629
69% Pass completion % 65%
DEFENDING
71% Tackle success rate % 70%
40 Goals conceded 57
1.29 Ave goals conceded per game 1.90
DISCIPLINE
465 Fouls 436
40 Yellow cards 47
2 Red cards 1

Tottenham Hotspur v Bradford City

Tottenham, fresh from their FA Cup excursions at the weekend, return to Premiership action on Tuesday evening when Bradford City travel to north London for their encounter at White Hart Lane.

With Glenn Hoddle returning to his spiritual home to take charge of the team for the first time on such familiar territory, it's sure to be an emotional night for the Tottenham faithful.

Meanwhile the Bantams will aim to be the party-poopers and spoil Hoddle's homecoming by grabbing their first win since New Year's Day. The West Yorkshire outfit are unbeaten in over a month and are currently undergoing a period of transition under Jim Jefferies.

The single-minded Scot has been busy in the transfer market in recent weeks offloading the likes of David Hopkin, Dean Windass and Andy O'Brien for a combined fee of £4 million as he aims to trim the wage bill of his squad in preparation for next season's campaign.

Under Jefferies' stewardship the Bantams have become a lot more stubborn and harder to beat - and in David Wetherall have a defender who will never surrender their position in the top-flight until it's mathematically impossible.

Wetherall, who headed home the crucial goal which preserved Bradford's status on the final day of last season, has overcome a knee injury to form a solid partnership with Robert Molenaar. The former Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday man currently features in Opta's defenders Index for his assured displays in the last few matches.

Wetherall's 88% tackle success rate on his return to the first team has boosted the side; he has also made a clearance every eight minutes and notched his first goal last weekend, since that memorable header against Liverpool last May.

But despite his heroics, Spurs will be looking to secure their first league win over Bradford since 1936 and SpursBet offer 15/2 on the Lilywhites getting Hoddle's reign off to a comfortable 3-0 start.

Tottenham's greater prowess in front of goal, averaging 1.16 goals per game compared to City's 0.73 ratio, should prove to be a telling factor and with a few key players such as Stephen Carr and Oyvind Leonhardsen set to return to the team after injury, the home fans will expect nothing less than all three points.

Matchday Referee: Steve Bennett

On his last visit to White Hart Lane, Steve Bennett sent off three players in a Spurs - Newcastle game that was hardly an overphysical affair. Despite this treble dismissal the Kent official has only blown up for a foul every 3.6 minutes compared to Graham Poll's ratio of 2.72 per offence blown.



Referee's Name Fouls Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards Ave Disc points
S Bennett 354 4 33 5 34.74

PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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Freund v McCall


TEAM NEWS

Glenn Hoddle has been plunged into an injury crisis before his White Hart Lane homecoming on Tuesday night.

Sol Campbell (ankle) and Steffen Freund (knee) are out of the Premiership clash while there has to be doubts over the fitness Les Ferdinand (hamstring) and Ledley King (ankle).

Stuart McCall and Robert Molenaar are expected to be fit for the visitors, and Ashley Ward should have recovered from his bout of 'flu, but Gary Locke could be replaced by Gunnar Halle.

FIRST GOALSCORER ODDS
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Tottenham:
Rebrov
4/1
Ferdinand
9/2
Sherwood
Doherty
Korsten
Leonhardsen
Davies
Clemence
Carr
King
Campbell
Young
Freund
Thelwell
Perry
No Goalscorer
Bradford:
Ward 9/1
Carbone 9/1
Blake 10/1
Saunders 10/1
Jess 14/1
McKinlay 20/1
Locke 25/1
Wetherall 25/1
Kerr 25/1
McCall 40/1
Molenaar 40/1
Jacobs 40/1
Whalley 50/1
Myers 66/1
No Goalscorer
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