Premier League: Tottenham v Wigan match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane
Friday 02 November 2012
Andre Villas-Boas' Spurs are fourth in the table and will be aiming to keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea when they host Wigan on Saturday.
The north Londoners have made a shaky start to the season at White Hart Lane, managing just two wins and two draws from five matches at home.
Adding to their woes, Tottenham were stunned in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, going down to Premier League rivals Norwich City 2-1 at Carrow Road.
Wigan suffered a bigger blow in the Capital One Cup after being eliminated by League Two outfit Bradford City on Tuesday. Roberto Martinez's men dominated possession at the DW Stadium but were unable to find a way past goalkeeper Matt Duke before bowing out in a penalty shootout.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Tottenham 3 (Bale 2, Modric) Wigan 1 (McArthur), Premier League, January 2012
Wigan 1 (Diame) Tottenham 2 (Van der Vaart, Bale), Premier League, September 2011
Wigan 0 Tottenham 0, Premier League, April 2011
Ahead of the game, Andre Villas-Boas' Premier League win ratio stands at exactly 50 per cent - with 63 points amassed from 36 games and a goal difference of +19.
Three years ago, Tottenham thrashed Wigan 9-1 at White Hart Lane, with Jermain Defoe grabbing five. Of the team that started that game for Spurs, only Defoe, Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon are in contention to start this weekend's encounter.
The Latics have won just once in four outings at White Hart Lane in the Premier League and twice in nine league games against Spurs.
Tottenham to win: 1.4 4
Wigan to win: 6.75
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm
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