Author: Andrew Younger
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 14:41 17/11/2014
Spurs travel north to face Hull on Sunday with both sides in need of three points to get their season back on track. Mauricio Pochettino has suffered a poor run of results recently after a promising start to the season and his Spurs side now find themselves in the bottom half of the table with bookies writing off their chances of a top 4 spot that the club so craves.
Hull find themselves in 16th in the table going into this one, just two points off the relegation zone. A wealth of attacking talent was signed in the summer but the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez have yet to set the KC Stadium alight.
Who Will Win?
With both teams out of nick, it is hard to choose a winner from this one. Spurs have won just two of their last nine league games with a feeling of discontent starting to grow around the club. They face a Hull side who have won just one in their last 10 matches in the Premier League, losing their last two without scoring a goal.
Spurs did win last time out on the road, beating Aston Villa 2-1 and have found the going a little easier away from White Hart Lane where they have lost three of their last four games in the league. Although Spurs have found the going tough in the league, their form in all competitions is good and they have actually won four of their last six games after wins in the League Cup and Europa League. With the extended break from action during the international break, Tottenham’s tiring squad should have sufficiently rested making their odds of 6/5 with 888Sport decent value.
Will There Be Goals?
Form might be a problem for these two teams in the Premier League, but goals are not. There has been over 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 7 Spurs games, while 7 of the last 11 Hull games have featured the same. With that in mind, BetVictor’s odds of 21/20 for over 2.5 goals on Sunday represents very good value.
Both teams have scored in 9 of Tottenham’s last 11 games in all competitions with Spurs struggling to keep a clean sheet. Hull have a similar problem leading to both teams scoring in 9 of their last 12 games. Both teams to score on Sunday is 4/5 with Winner.
Who Will Score?
Harry Kane has scored the bulk of Tottenham’s goals this season, with the young striker already hitting double figures in 2014/15. He has scored 7 of those goals in 6 European games with manager Pochettino seemingly unwilling to give Kane match time in the league. However, with Soldado and Adebayor struggling, Pochettino has no choice but to turn to his in form forward who is 2/1 with 888Sport to score anytime.