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Sunderland v Spurs OPTA Preview

Posted on 13 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).

Sunderland

Stadium of Light

Saturday 14th April, 2001

Tottenham Hotspur
32 Games 32
ATTACKING
37 Goals scored 38
1.16 Ave goals per game 1.19
45% Shooting Accuracy 43%
11% Goals to shots % 11%
PASSING
11674 Passes 12509
68% Pass completion % 69%
DEFENDING
71% Tackle success rate % 71%
32 Goals conceded 41
1.00 Ave goals conceded per game 1.28
DISCIPLINE
551 Fouls 478
60 Yellow cards 41
4 Red cards 2

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur

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.

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Matchday Referee: David Elleray

Seasoned officiator David Elleray takes charge of this clash at the Stadium of Light and can only hope that Sunderland - the most frequent foulers in the Premiership - show more discipline than usual on Saturday. The Black Cats would do well not to test Elleray's resolve, as he has alreday given five penalties this season, which is the third-highest total amongst top-flight referees.



Referee's Name Fouls Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards Ave Disc points
D Elleray 542 5 57 3 41.44
PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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Gray v Young
TEAM NEWS
Sunderland are without Gavin McCann, but Niall Quinn is expected to be restored to the starting line-up. Spurs are likely to be without seven players as Sol Campbell, Steffen Iversen, Darren Anderton, Steffen Freund, Les Ferdinand, Chris Armstrong and Ben Thatcher all have injuries.
FIRST GOALSCORER ODDS
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Sunderland:
Phillips 7/2
Quinn 5/1
Dichio 7/1
Hutchison 8/1
McCann 14/1
Arca 14/1
Rae 14/1
Kilbane 14/1
Oster 20/1
Schwarz 20/1
Thirwell 25/1
Butler 25/1
Varga 33/1
Williams 40/1
Gray 40/1
Carteron 50/1
Craddock
Thome 50/1
McCartney 50/1
No Goalscorer 8/1
Tottenham:
Ferdinand 7/1
Rebrov 7/1
Iversen 7/1
Doherty 14/1
Sherwood 14/1
Korsten 14/1
Leonhardsen 16/1
Clemence 20/1
Davies 25/1
Etherington 25/1
Carr 33/1
Freund 40/1
King 50/1
Perry 50/1
Young 50/1
Thelwell 50/1
No Goalscorer 8/1
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