Tottenham Hotspur needs to bounce back quickly from its defeat to Stoke on the weekend when it hosts Sunderland at White Hart Lane in Round 16 of the Premiership season.
Tottenham has won four of its last ten matches against Sunderland, with three wins going the way of Sunderland while three matches ended in draws. Sunderland has achieved one win at White Hart Lane during this period, beating the Spurs 2-1 back in 2008.
Sunderland’s most recent trip to White Hart Lane produced a 1-1 draw.
Tottenham’s long unbeaten run in the Premiership came to an abrupt end on the weekend when the Spurs went down 2-1 in Stoke. The club has now lost two of its last five matches, winning the remaining three. Of concern to Spurs fans will be the fact that these modest results have been achieved against some of the weaker teams in the Premiership.
Tottenham has scored a total of 10 goals in its last five matches. Defence has put in some good efforts, recording two clean sheets and conceding 5 goals during the last five matches.
Sunderland, meanwhile, arrested its slide into the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over hapless Blackburn on the weekend. The club comes into its match against the Spurs with three defeats, a draw and a single win to show for its last five fixtures.
Sunderland has scored only 4 goals in its lats five matches. Given the lack of form up front, the Sunderland defence has done well to concede just 6 goals during the same period.
Tottenham will be looking to put in a disciplined performance against Sunderland, and will be under no illusions about the consequences of failing to win this match. In a close season, the Spurs need full points from every home game against weaker opposition, and we’re likely to see a much-improved performance from the Spurs on Sunday.
Sunderland looks like it has the potential to keep the game tight, and the Spurs are going to have to work extra hard for their goals on Sunday. With these clubs scoring just 14 goals in their last five matches, while conceding a conceding a total of 6, our Tottenham Hotspur vs Sunderland betting tip is to back under 2.75 goals being scored in this match in the over/under betting markets.
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