Glenn Hoddle continues his reign at Spurs with a tricky trip to Sunderland, who are currently looking to cement their place in the upper reaches of the Premiership.
After his first game in charge of the Lilywhites, Hoddle claimed that Spurs could still qualify for next season's UEFA Cup, if they could put together a run of victories. However, of the two sides on show at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, it is surely Sunderland who are the more likely to be enjoying the delights of continental competition next term.
The Black Cats are currently lying in sixth place, seven points ahead of Hoddle's charges, and will surely be confident of picking up three points as their home record this season is simply awesome. In fact, Peter Reid's team have lost just two of their 16 home games in the 2000-01 campaign, and when one considers that Tottenham have won just once away from north London all season, the points look likely to stay in Sunderland.
The man who Reid's side will fear the most is Spurs striker Sergei Rebrov. The Ukrainian international, who moved to White Hart Lane last summer in an £11 million deal, has been performing well in recent weeks, after having endured a tricky acclimatisation period upon his arrival in English football.
So far this season, Rebrov has scored nine Premiership goals. While this is less than Sunderland's main goal hope Kevin Phillips - who has 11 - the former Dynamo Kiev forward is more deadly in front of goal than last season's Golden Boot winner.
Overall, Rebrov has found the back of the net with 16% of his shots on goal - four percentage points better than Phillips. With this in mind, and considering Spurs' other first-team strikers Steffen Iversen and Les Ferdinand are nursing injuries, Rebrov may well be a good bet at 7/1 to open the scoring on Saturday.
Indeed, although they are currently in a poor league position, Tottenham have enjoyed some great results against the Black Cats down the years. The Lilywhites have won six of the last seven meetings between the two clubs, and could start climbing that table should they manage an unlikely win at the Stadium of Light.