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).
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Fulham make the trip across London to face Tottenham on Monday evening more in hope than expectation of extending their two-game winning run in the Premiership.
The Cottagers haven't won at White Hart Lane in 18 attempts - a run stretching back as far as 1948. However, Jean Tigana's team did turn over their capital rivals back in September in a thrilling 3-2 win at Loftus Road so a Premiership double is on the cards.
For Spurs, this will be their first action in 16 days due to the game being played on Monday for the television cameras and following their early exit from the FA Cup. That enforced break may lead to a bit of rustiness in Tottenham legs but it also gives boss Glenn Hoddle the chance to give some players a rest and get others back to fitness. Goalkeeper Kasey Keller is certainly a fan of the mini-break, stating:
"It is a good time of the year to have a little break, especially after the craziness of the Christmas period. You feel like you're getting back into a bit of a pattern after a break where a few other teams are playing a ton of games. We had that last year with the two cups, running all over the place. It really is hard to stay consistent when you are that tired."
Fulham were last in action on Wednesday evening when they strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win over relegation haunted West Brom at Loftus Road. That game brought about another goal for the Cottagers' in-form midfielder Steed Malbranque who has now registered in six consecutive games, scoring eight times in all.
So the Frenchman will be the major threat to Tottenham's rearguard but the home side will be confident of causing a few problems themselves. They have scored with 13% of their shots this season, the fourth best conversion rate in the Premiership.
Following their recent wins, Fulham are now more or less certain of Premiership survival for another season. Tottenham still require points in their push for a UEFA Cup spot so their greater need may see them have the edge in this fixture.
: Tottenham 4/6 Draw 12/5 Fulham 7/2
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