Saturday, December 12, 2009
HARRY LOOKING TO KEEP PRESSURE ON TOP 4 .............
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR- WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Spurs have played well in the last month, scoring 14 goals in four starts and collecting 8 points, that should really have been a clean sweep and four wins, but they threw two points away in each of their last two starts at Goodison and Villa Park, matches in which they were clearly superior. Having blown a two goal lead at Everton, I am certain that they will want to put this one beyond doubt asap, especially with fellow top 4 hopefuls Manchester City coming to town in midweek.
I think that Happy Harry's men will run away with this and of course the oddsmakers agree and have priced the match up accordingly, having said that, I still see a little value in the "over" market. Spurs have to continually juggle their back line and have conceded more goals than any other side in the top eleven in the EPL, infact, they have only allowed two fewer than Pompey who are holding up the rest of the division.
Wolves have a very tough holiday period starting today and meet four top seven teams in their next five starts, including visits to White Hart Lane, Anfield and Old Trafford, having conceded four to both Arsenal and Chelsea in recent weeks, it is hard not to be a little fearful for the "Old Gold". Doubtless Mick McCarthy will send his team out to keep things tight, but they are without a clean sheet since the opening days of the season and if / when they go behind, they will have to open up and that is when Spurs will get the space, especially from wide positions which Wolves have had problems with all season, Lennon could have a field day.
Massive boost to the home side with Luka Modric playing 70 minutes of a training ground game on tuesday, he will return to the squad shortly which will further increase the competition for starting places, as his will be the first name on the team sheet.
6 points "over" 3 goals 1.95 asian line.