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Tottenham vs Sunderland Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Prediction
Tottenham will look to cement their place in the top four when they take on Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be demanding his players bounce back after they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in midweek.
Despite the loss, the North Londoners still held on to fourth spot in the table but they are now just one point ahead of West Ham so desperately need a win tomorrow to tighten their grip on the Champions League places.
Sunderland arrive in the capital in fine form with Wednesday’s impressive 4-2 victory at Swansea City the Black Cats second consecutive league win on the bounce, so Sam Allardyce will be hoping to continue that run and move out of the bottom three.
Tottenham have no fresh injury worries to contend with and Mousa Dembele could be recalled to the starting eleven after making his injury comeback with a substitute appearance in midweek.
Ryan Mason remains unavailable due to an ankle injury so he joins Clinton N’Jie and Alex Pritchard on the sidelines.
Sunderland defender Billy Jones is expected to be passed fit despite suffering a nasty cut to his head against Swansea while Jack Rodwell is back in the frame after recovering from a hamstring injury.
New signing Dame N’Doye isn’t available though as he is yet to receive a work permit following his loan move from Trabszonspor earlier this week.
Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland: Spurs were unfortunate in midweek so Pochettino will be hoping it was nothing more than a minor blip and I fancy them to get all three points tomorrow. Sunderland will be a dangerous side with Defoe leading the line but I expect Spurs to secure a much-needed win.
Tottenham are the 4/11 favourites to win the game but Football-Talk can get you enhanced odds of 3/1 on a Spurs victory – just click here to take advantage. My prediction of 2-1 is on offer at 8/1 and I also like the look of Harry Kane opening the scoring at odds of 13/5. If you combined those two bets in a score-cast then we get very tempting odds of 14/1.
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?