Premier League: Tottenham v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

Tottenham may have reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League but will need to bounce back from their 4-1 defeat to Inter Milan when they meet Fulham at The Lane on Sunday.

Fulham will travel across the capital in the hope of taking advantage of Spurs’ recent two losses and their extra-time exploits on Thursday night. They themselves have struggled for wins of late though, losing two of their last three in the league.

This fixture sees Tottenham old boys Martin Jol and Dimitar Berbatov return to their former stomping ground. Neither have fared too well when they have faced their old employers however, with no wins for Jol and just the two goals for Berbatov.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Fulham 0 Tottenham 3 (Sandro, Defoe 2), December 2012

Tottenham 2 (Adebayor & Defoe) Fulham 0, May 2012

Fulham 1 (Kaboul OG) Tottenham 3 (Baird OG, Lennon, Defoe) November 2011

 

STATS…

Last weekend’s loss at Liverpool was the first time Tottenham had failed to win in their last five games.

Fulham have only managed two away wins in the league all season.

Gareth Bale has 11 goals in his last 10 games for club and country.

Martin Jol is yet to get the better of his old club having lost all three times he has come up against them since leaving.

 

ODDS…

Tottenham to win: 1.44

Fulham to win: 7

Draw: 4.2

 

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

Fulham 3-3 Tottenham , 2007

Spurs let a 3-1 lead slip to finish all square with Fulham back in 2007.

The North London side were two up through goals from Younes Kaboul and Dimitar Berbatov before Clint Dempsey headed one back for the home side. A certain young player called Gareth Bale looked to have secured the points with his first goal for the club on only his second appearance but Fulham were let back into the game. A stoppage time bicycle kick from Diomansy Kamara gave Fulham what had looked like the most unlikely of draws.

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.

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