2016/17 Premier League
Published: 09:28 15/01/2012
Luka Modric rescued a point for the North Londoner's with a drilled shot from just outside the penalty area but there was no escaping the fact that this was a very disappointing result for Spurs. A win would have taken them to level on points with Manchester City and Manchester United at the top of the Premier League albeit having played a game more than City .
Bookmakers are well aware that Spurs now face a very difficult sequence of fixtures beginning with Man City away next weekend and then Liverpool , Newcastle United , Arsenal and Everton and Chelsea to play in the next seven weeks.
Harry Redknapp has maintained all season that a top four position is their realistic target and Spurs remain well on target to comfortably achieve Champions League football next season currently ten points ahead of Arsenal in fifth place.
William Hill offer the best odds on Spurs finishing in the top four and odds of 1/3 could still be decent value.
With Manchester United strolling to an easy 3-0 win over Bolton yesterday , bookmaker's are pricing the Premier League title as a match between the two Manchester teams with City still the strong 4/7 favourites(William Hill and Coral) and United generally available at odds of 9/4 with most bookies.
The Premier League relegation battle got more complicated again yesterday with Blackburn continuing theit improved form with a win against Fulham and climbing out of the bottom three for the first time since September. Blackburn's improvement spells trouble in particular for Queens Park Rangers who have slipped into the relegation places and face a trip to Tyneside today to play their game in hand. Ladbrokes currently offer the standout odds for QPR to be relegated at 2/1 but with some easy games coming up Mark Hughes should get the hoops out of trouble.
Teams at big odds who could yet be drawn into the relegation battle include Fulham , 20/1 with Boylesports with some difficult games coming up and West Brom available at odds of 12/1 with Stan James bookmakers .