Premier League: Sunderland v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland remain firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League and getting a positive result from the visit of Tottenham on Saturday is a difficult but not necessarily impossible task.

Spurs have only netted 6 away goals this season and have suffered from inconsistence on the road. Their last two trips away from White Hart Lane have seen them impressively come from behind in a 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night and 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Man City two weeks ago.

Tottenham’s sparse form in front of goal will have no better chance of improving than against a Sunderland team who have conceded the most times of any team at home this season. The Black Cats have trips to Cardiff and Everton before the new year and new boss Gus Poyet will hope to turn around there form before it’s too late.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 5.30pm

 

PAST MEETINGS:

Tottenham 1 (Bale) Sunderland 0, Premier League, May 2013

Sunderland 1 (O’Shea) Tottenham 2 (Cuellar (og), Lennon), Premier League, December 2012

Sunderland 0 Tottenham 0, Premier League, April 2012

 

STATS:

Sunderland haven’t drawn at home this season, won2 and lost 5

Sunderland have conceded 14 goals at home, the worst in the Premier League

Tottenham have only scored 6 goals away from home, only Southampton have a worse record in the top 10

Roberto Soldado is Tottenham’s top scorer in the league with 4 but hasn’t netted since October

Sunderland’s joint top scorer in the league is defender Phil Bardsley,

 

ODDS:

Find odds using Betfair.com – always write them as decimals.

Sunderland to win: 4.4

Tottenham to win: 1.85

Draw: 3.4

 

TV:

Live on Sky Sports 1 at 5.30pm

Highlights on BBC One Match of the Day at 10.20pm

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