Spurs are still aiming to finish third in the table, sitting just one point behind rivals Arsenal who currently occupy that spot. With another London team, Fulham, visiting White Hart Lane this weekend, which set of fans will be celebrating in the capital on Sunday night?
Lay Tottenham 2/5 @ Betfair
Tottenham v Fulham Form Guide
The match odds in this one have been tipped heavily in Spurs’ favour, based purely on their need for the points in order to qualify for the Champions League. The form of both teams however, makes the 2/5 on Tottenham look over-done.
In the League, Spurs have won just 3 of the last 12. Those victories came against Blackburn Rovers, Bolton and Swansea – those clubs sit 12th, 18th and 19th. Fulham by way of contrast, have won 5 of their last 7 including wins away at Liverpool and Bolton. The current price on Spurs suggests they will win this game over 70% of the time. That looks out of step.
On the road the Cottagers have been inconsistent, but even so, they have still only lost 9 of their 18 games, which again casts doubt on the odds-makers view on the likelihood of a Tottenham win.
Throw into the mix that this is a London derby, and sees Martin Jol return to the club who sacked him during his last spell in the Premier League, and there is further evidence to back up the theory that this is not the home banker that the bookmaker’s prices suggest.
Lay Spurs at 2/5 (Betfair). The form of both clubs makes this look a tough game to call, and even Fulham’s up and down results away from Craven Cottage can not justify such a small price. There is clear value in taking on the hosts.