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Tottenham v Middlesbrough - Opta Preview

Posted on 26 October 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
White Hart Lane
Saturday 27th October
Middlesbrough
10 Games 10
ATTACKING
16 Goals scored 10
1.60 Ave goals per game 1.00
34% Shooting Accuracy 40%
13% Goals to shots % 11%
PASSING
4,361 Passes 3,908
76% Pass completion % 77%
DEFENDING
71% Tackle success rate % 71%
14 Goals conceded 17
1.40 Ave goals conceded per game 1.70
DISCIPLINE
137 Fouls 175
15 Yellow cards 12
2 Red cards 3
10,292 Opta Index Score 8,195

Tottenham v Middlesbrough

For the first time in around a decade, media coverage of Tottenham has been almost wholly positive in recent weeks thanks to a run of excellent results achieved by playing some really attractive football.

And Glenn Hoddle's men will probably fancy picking up a third-straight Premiership win on Saturday when Middlesbrough travel to White Hart Lane.

Not that the Teessiders have been playing poorly themselves in their last few games, but if Spurs can reproduce anything like the form that saw them beat Derby 3-1 and Newcastle 2-0 then they should earn another three points.

Key to Tottenham's good run has been Darren Anderton's excellent form. The long-serving midfielder fancies an England recall and according to his boss and Newcastle chief Bobby Robson, Sven Goran Eriksson could do much worse than bring the Euro '96 veteran back into the international fold.

His assist for Gus Poyet's goal at Newcastle may have been his first of the season, but Anderton is right up there in the division's distribution stakes having attempted 619 passes - only Manchester United's Juan Sebastian Veron has been responsible for more. He has also contributed two goals to Spurs' team total of 16 in ten games and if you fancy him netting another against Middlesbrough why not have a flutter at odds of 11/4 with www.SpursBet.co.uk.

Boro' meanwhile took their goals tally to 10 last Monday night when they beat local rivals Sunderland 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium.

Their top scorer Alen Boksic is on three goals for the season after his deflected strike and has scored with 21% of his shots. If Steve McClaren's men are to get anything from their visit to north London then Boksic could be the man to provide the spark. A 1-0 win with the Croatian scoring the only goal is on offer at 40/1 at www.SpursBet.co.uk.

A more likely outcome though is a Tottenham win and if other results go their way they could even climb into the top six. As their goalkeeper Neil Sullivan recently admitted, that is the club's big ambition for the 2001-02 season and at the moment they are right on track to achieve it.

Will Rickson

Match referee: M. Dean

Mike Dean is maintaining a low profile this term and no referee in the top flight has awarded fewer fouls than he so far. But he may need to reach for his cards more often considering that Spurs and Boro have seen a combined total of five staff ordered from the field of play this year.


Referee's Name Fouls Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards Ave Disc points
M. Dean 72 0 13 2 41.00
PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
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King v Southgate
TEAM NEWS
Glenn Hoddle will wait for as long as possible before making a decision on the fitness of Argentine wing-back Mauricio Taricco, who is struggling with an ankle injury. Ben Thatcher could be handed a first start this term with Ledley King switching to right-back while centre-back Goran Bunjevcevic is in contention after recovering from a fractured cheekbone.

Middlesbrough are unlikely to make changes to the team that won 2-0 against Sunderland at the Riverside.

MATCH BETTING
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Match Result
Tottenham 4/7
Draw 12/5
Middlesbrough 9/2
Correct Score
Tottenham 1-0 6/1
Tottenham 2-0 11/2
Tottenham 2-1 7/1
Tottenham 3-0 10/1
Tottenham 3-1 10/1
Tottenham 3-2 28/1
Tottenham 4-0 25/1
Tottenham 4-1 22/1
Tottenham 4-2 50/1
Tottenham 5-0 50/1
Tottenham 5-1 50/1
Tottenham 6-0 100/1
Tottenham 6-1 100/1
Draw 0-0 17/2
Draw 1-1 6/1
Draw 2-2 16/1
Draw 3-3 50/1
Middlesbrough 1-0 10/1
Middlesbrough 2-0 25/1
Middlesbrough 2-1 18/1
Middlesbrough 3-0 66/1
Middlesbrough 3-1 50/1
Middlesbrough 3-2 50/1
Middlesbrough 4-0 100/1
Middlesbrough 4-1 100/1
Middlesbrough 4-2 100/1
Double Result
Tottenham/Tottenham 11/8
Tottenham/Draw 16/1
Tottenham/Middlesbrough 45/1
Draw/Tottenham 7/2
Draw/Draw 4/1
Draw/Middlesbrough 10/1
Middlesbrough/Tottenham 28/1
Middlesbrough/Draw 16/1
Middlesbrough/Middlesbrough 10/1
First Goalscorer
T Sheringham 9/2
L Ferdinand 5/1
S Rebrov 11/2
G Poyet 8/1
D Anderton 10/1
O Leonhardsen 12/1
C Ziege 14/1
S Davies 16/1
D Richards 20/1
L King 33/1
S Freund 33/1
G Bunjevcevic 33/1
M Taricco 40/1
B Thatcher 40/1
C Perry 40/1
A Thelwell 66/1
No Goalscorer 17/2
A Boksic 7/1
S Nemeth 8/1
B Deane 9/1
J Desire-Job 10/1
D Windass 10/1
H Ricard 10/1
A Johnston 14/1
F Queudrue 20/1
C Marinelli 20/1
J Greening 20/1
M Wilson 25/1
P Ince 25/1
R Mustoe 33/1
C Cooper 40/1
U Ehiogu 40/1
R Stockdale 40/1
G Southgate 40/1
C Fleming 50/1
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