Preview | December 7
Tottenham are a top team, but they haven't been playing like one recently, picking up just 4 points in their last 5 games. Goals have been a luxury as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) over the last 5 matches of 1.02 is 46% below their season average. They may count on Pedro Porro defensively, he currently leads the team with 30 tackles won (1st in the EPL). Keeper Guglielmo Vicario has felt the pressure as of late, allowing 12 goals in his last 5.
West Ham are on an upwards trend. They come into this game unbeaten in their previous 3 matches. A look at West Ham's attacking play so far this season shows that they average 11.8 shots per match (4.1 of which have been on target). These efforts on goal have contributed to an average xG (expected goals scored) of 1.29 per match. James Ward-Prowse is a key creative influence and has 5 assists this season (5th in the EPL).
Tottenham-West Ham Prediction: 2-0
Tottenham's solid defence should be the foundation for another three points.
Did you know? The biggest victory for either team in their Premier League history was a 4-0 drubbing Tottenham handed out in 2008.
Can this finally be the match where Tottenham pick up 3 points? After picking up a lot of points recently, will West Ham claim more? You've seen the stats, now check out the odds for this and all the other Premier League matches over at PokerStars Sports.
Report | December 3
3 - 3
|Son Heungmin 9 [OG]||Son Heungmin 6|
|Phil Foden 31||Giovani Lo Celso 69|
|Jack Grealish 81||Dejan Kulusevski 90|
|4||Shots on Target||4|
This match was quite the high-scoring, back and forth affair. Son Heungmin began the scoring for Tottenham in the sixth minute after being assisted by Dejan Kulusevski. Following the opening goal, Man City equalized from a Tottenham own goal in the ninth minute. The teams then went back and forth with two more goals each, leading to an exhilarating 3-3 tie.
Julián Álvarez had a field day, registering 8 crosses. For Tottenham, Pedro Porro continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. City can take confidence from their superior passing game, completing 571 passes compared to Spurs' 471.
Man City are becoming the league's draw specialists. Meanwhile, Tottenham end their streak of defeats.
|Phil Foden||Dejan Kulusevski|
|Scored 1 goal||Assisted 1 goal|
|Drew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)||Scored 1 goal|
Next up, Man City meet Villa for a scrap at the bottom of the table on Wednesday, December 6th. While Tottenham take on West Ham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday, December 7th. Can City pick up a long-awaited three points? Will Spurs continue to make strides?
Report | November 26
1 - 2
|Giovani Lo Celso 22||Pau Torres 45|
|Ollie Watkins 61|
|8||Shots on Target||5|
Giovani Lo Celso opened the score for Tottenham in the 22nd minute after being assisted by Pedro Porro. Villa's Pau Torres then responded with a tying goal in the 45th minute. Ollie Watkins then netted a 61st minute strike to give Villa the win.
Lucas Digne was relentless, getting 8 crosses into the opposition box. Spurs' dominance on the ball came to no avail, completing 247 more passes than the Villans yet still losing the game.
Villa make it back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, Tottenham come away with yet another loss.
|Pau Torres||Pedro Porro|
|Scored 1 goal||3 corners won|
|Drew 2 fouls (1st in the game)||Assisted 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Sunday, December 3rd. Tottenham will look to take three points from fellow strugglers Man City, while Villa meet a struggling Bournemouth. Will Spurs halt their terrible form? Can the Villans make it three wins in a row?
Report | November 11
2 - 1
|Pablo Sarabia 90||Brennan Johnson 3|
|Mario Lemina 90|
|4||Shots on Target||2|
Tottenham had a great start in this one with an early Brennan Johnson goal after being assisted by Pedro Porro. After going down 1-0, Pablo Sarabia retaliated in the 91st minute. Mario Lemina then completed the comeback with a tiebreaking score in the 97th minute as Wolves took the win.
João Gomes' excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. For Tottenham, Cristian Romero seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. Positives for Spurs? Their superior passing game was clear for all to see; they completed 612 passes compared to Wolves' 420.
Wolves get back to winning form. Meanwhile, it's another loss for Tottenham, who'll hope to turn things around quickly.
|Mario Lemina||Brennan Johnson|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|3 tackles won||2 crosses (2nd on their team)|
Next up, Wolves take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday, November 27th. While Tottenham have a crucial game against Villa on Sunday, November 26th. Can Wolves win again? Will Spurs get out of this rough patch?
Report | November 6
1 - 4
|Dejan Kulusevski 6||Cole Palmer 35 [PK]|
|Nicolas Jackson 75, 90, 90|
|5||Shots on Target||8|
Dejan Kulusevski opened the score for Tottenham in the sixth minute after being found by Pape Matar Sarr. After the first goal, Chelsea responded in a big way, with a 4 goal barrage. Tottenham couldn't muster another beyond that initial score, as Chelsea took the dominant win.
Reece James continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. Moisés Caicedo kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 93%. The Blues won the midfield battle, completing 504 passes compared to Spurs' 319.
Chelsea take the lion's share of the points. Meanwhile, Tottenham taste defeat, ending their winning streak.
|Nicolas Jackson||Cole Palmer|
|Scored 3 goals||Assisted 1 goal|
|2 corners won||Scored 1 goal|
Next up, Tottenham meet Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Saturday, November 11th. While Chelsea take on Man City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 12th. Will Spurs put this disappointment behind them? Can the Blues win again?
Report | October 27
1 - 2
|Jordan Ayew 90||Joel Ward 53 [OG]|
|Son Heungmin 66|
|3||Shots on Target||1|
After being locked in a goalless stalemate for the first 45 minutes, Joel Ward broke the deadlock with a dreaded own goal, digging his team into a hole against Tottenham in the 53rd minute. Tottenham's Son Heungmin added another in the 66th minute after being assisted by Brennan Johnson. Jordan Ayew narrowed the deficit with a 94th minute strike, but Tottenham held on as the game concluded 2-1.
Pape Matar Sarr was relentless, getting 5 crosses into the opposition box. For Palace, Marc Guéhi was a frequent offender, committing 5 fouls. The ball was bossed by Spurs, who completed 506 more passes than the Eagles by the end of the game.
The wins keep on coming for Tottenham. Meanwhile, it's another game, another loss for Palace.
|Son Heungmin||Jordan Ayew|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|1 blocked shot (1st in the game)||2 corners won|
Next up, Palace take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, November 4th. While Tottenham are at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a clash against old rivals Chelsea on Monday, November 6th. Will the Eagles get out of this rough patch? Can Spurs keep their great form going?
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Capacity 62,850)
Manager: Ange Postecoglou (AUS)
Last Season: 8th
Another year passes without a glimmer of silverware for Tottenham, and another year starts with a new man at the helm. Where so many have tried and ended up ‘nearly’ bringing success to the Lilywhites, this time, it’s on Australian Ange Postecoglou to try his fortune. Is this the managerial appointment Spurs need to go the distance this year?
Keep him, and Spurs are almost guaranteed 20+ goals. Lose him, and where will those goals come from? If he remains at the club, Harry Kane could take another huge step in his quest to overtake Alan Shearer in the all-time Premier League goal scorer list. But keeping hold of him and his goals is essential to the success of Tottenham’s season.
Admired by many clubs this summer after Leicester’s relegation, the England international is a slick addition to the Tottenham squad and will want to prove himself at a larger club. Can he connect with fellow Englishman Harry Kane and inspire a new look Spurs midfield?
The starter to Sunday's main course of Chelsea-Liverpool, Tottenham's first match is a short hop west to take on London rivals Brentford. Spurs only finished with a single point more than the Bees last season and will want to establish a new era with Postecoglou at the helm. Despite that, Community Stadium proved to be a tough place to visit last season, with Liverpool, Brighton and Man United all suffering defeats. What fate awaits Spurs?
After limping to 8th last season, Spurs will be hoping to bounce back to European football. However, with teams around them improving significantly, and a new league for the ‘unproven at this level’ Ange Postecoglou, it will take a lot to get this side into the top four, especially if the Harry Kane saga continues.
Will Ange Postecoglou guide Tottenham to the top four?
(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)
Did you know? At 29 years and 312 days old, when Ryan Mason replaced Jose Mourinho as caretaker manager of Tottenham, he became the only manager below 30 to take charge of a Premier League team.
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