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Spurs v Fulham - Opta Preview

Posted on 14 December 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
Saturday 15th December
Fulham
16 Games 16
ATTACKING
25 Goals scored 17
1.56 Ave goals per game 1.06
33% Shooting Accuracy 40%
13% Goals to shots % 10%
PASSING
7,176 Passes 7,278
75% Pass completion % 79%
DEFENDING
71% Tackle success rate % 73%
23 Goals conceded 13
1.44 Ave goals conceded per game 0.81
DISCIPLINE
222 Fouls 237
23 Yellow cards 19
2 Red cards 2
9,724 Opta Index Score 10,430

Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham

Tottenham and Fulham meet in this capital clash at White Hart Lane on Saturday, the first league meeting between the two teams in almost 24 years. Jean Tigana’s side will make the short trip across the city looking for revenge after Spurs knocked the Frenchman’s side out of the Worthington Cup a few weeks ago.

Simon Davies was the Spurs match winner at Craven Cottage that night and with Christian Ziege missing this game through suspension, the Welsh youngster will hope for another chance to impress on Saturday. Davies’s growing confidence has seen him attempt 47 dribbles and runs in the Premiership this season - more than any other Tottenham player. And if you think the former Peterborough prodigy can cause more misery for the Cottagers with the first goal of the game, then an 20/1 bet looks a good price with surreySPORTS.

However, breaching the Fulham rearguard will be a tall order for Davies and his Tottenham team-mates. Cottagers’ shot-stopper Edwin van der Sar has conceded just one goal in his last 598 minutes of Premiership action, in a run that has seen the former Juventus man keep five clean sheets in his last six outings.

In fact, the newly promoted team became the first side to prevent league leaders Liverpool from scoring this season when they held the Reds to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in midweek. The solid defensive pairing of Alain Goma and Andy Melville helped snuff out the threat of Michael Owen and Emile Heskey as the Cottagers duo offered great protection to their goalkeeper. In fact only three teams have let in fewer goals than Fulham in the Premiership this season.

However the visiting supporters will expect their team to display more attacking intent at White Hart Lane on Saturday, with players like Barry Hayles and Louis Saha in attack the Cottagers are capable of breaking down most defences. And with Luis Boa Morte keen to make an impression before serving a suspension it promises to be an exciting clash.

Boa Morte will feel he has a point to prove to Spurs boss Glenn Hoddle who let the Portuguese star leave their former club Southampton preferring to use the likes of Kevin Davies and Marian Pahars.

This derby is not just about a personal duel but a fine contest between two highly gifted teams and if you think Fulham can pull of their first win at White Hart Lane in almost 54 years than have a 3/1 flutter with champion bookmakers surreySPORTS.

Benji Romaner

Match referee: N. Barry

Neale Barry recently caused a little bit of controversy when he stated that the recent Leeds and Aston Villa match he officiated was the most “evil game” he has refereed, in a match that saw the first-half dismissal of Alan Smith. But both Spurs and Fulham have committed few fouls in comparison to other Premiership sides this season probably making Saturday’s game a more pleasant match for Barry to handle.



Referee's Name Fouls Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards Ave Disc points
N. Barry 233 2 15 1 41.43
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Ferdinand v Hayles
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MATCH BETTING
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Match Result
Tottenham 4/5
Draw 11/5
Fulham 3/1
Correct Score
Tottenham 1-0 6/1
Tottenham 2-0 13/2
Tottenham 2-1 7/1
Tottenham 3-0 12/1
Tottenham 3-1 12/1
Tottenham 3-2 25/1
Tottenham 4-0 33/1
Tottenham 4-1 28/1
Tottenham 4-2 50/1
Tottenham 5-0 80/1
Tottenham 5-1 80/1
Tottenham 6-0 100/1
Tottenham 6-1 100/1
Draw 0-0 8/1
Draw 1-1 11/2
Draw 2-2 14/1
Draw 3-3 50/1
Fulham 1-0 17/2
Fulham 2-0 20/1
Fulham 2-1 14/1
Fulham 3-0 40/1
Fulham 3-1 33/1
Fulham 3-2 33/1
Fulham 4-0 100/1
Fulham 4-1 100/1
Fulham 4-2 100/1
Double Result
Tottenham/Tottenham 2/1
Tottenham/Draw 15/1
Tottenham/Fulham 33/1
Draw/Tottenham 7/2
Draw/Draw 7/2
Draw/Fulham 7/1
Fulham/Tottenham 25/1
Fulham/Draw 15/1
Fulham/Fulham 7/1
First Goalscorer
T Sheringham 5/1
L Ferdinand 5/1
S Rebrov 11/2
S Iversen 6/1
G Poyet 15/2
D Anderton 12/1
O Leonhardsen 14/1
T Sherwood 14/1
S Davies 20/1
D Richards 20/1
G Bunjevcevic 25/1
B Thatcher 33/1
S Clemence 33/1
L King 33/1
S Freund 40/1
C Perry 40/1
M Taricco 40/1
A Gardner 50/1
No Goalscorer 8/1
L Saha 15/2
B Hayles 15/2
A Stolcers 9/1
L Boa-Morte 9/1
S Malbranque 12/1
B Goldbaek 14/1
S Legwinski 16/1
J Collins 16/1
S Davis 20/1
L Clark 20/1
S Finnan 33/1
R Brevett 40/1
J Hartley 40/1
Z Knight 40/1
A Goma 40/1
A Ouadou 50/1
A Melville 66/1
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