Tottenham v Fulham: Premier League match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane
Saturday 19 April 2014
A London derby with importance at both ends of the table. Spurs’ Champions League hopes are now fairly remote, but they still need to pick up points to hold off Manchester United if they want Europa League football next season.
The early start offers Fulham the chance to climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since 1 February, and with Norwich’s upcoming fixtures Felix Magath’s outfit have suddenly become many people’s favourites to beat the drop.
Spurs had to come from behind to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage earlier in the season, with Lewis Holtby, who scored the winner, now on loan at the west London club. He has been pivotal in Magath’s revolution, and Fulham will miss him against his parent club.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 12.45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Fulham 1 (Dejagah) Tottenham 2 (Chiriches, Holtby), Premier League, December 2013
Tottenham 0 Fulham 1 (Berbatov), Premier League, March 2013
Fulham 0 Tottenham 3 (Sandro, Defoe 2), Premier League, December 2012
In Felix Magath’s eight league games in charge, Fulham have picked up 10 points – their previous 10 points came in eighteen games
Fulham have conceded 40 goals in 17 away games – the joint worst record in league, along with Norwich.
Fulham have only drawn three times this season, the least in the league
Tottenham are the only team in the Premier League to have a goal difference of 0, having scored and conceded 48 goals
Spurs have won two home games in a row for the third time this season – they are yet to win three home matches consecutively
Last season Gareth Bale contributed 21league goals – the seven players who replaced him have so far combined for 20.
Find odds using Betfair.com – always write them as decimals.
Tottenham to win: 1.44
Fulham to win: 6.5
TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 12.45pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm
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