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Spurs vs Blackburn – Back on form Roberts could be the difference

| 12.11.2010

The re-emergence of Jason Roberts as a scoring threat for Blackburn could spell trouble for Tottenham as they look to end a disappointing week of results.

Match Odds

Everything was smelling rosy at White Hart Lane after Spurs defeated Inter Milan in the Champions League, but they have been brought back to earth with a bang in the Premier League since.

The cheers that greeted that European victory have quickly turned to boos as Harry Redknapp has only seen his side collect a solitary point from their most recent two games.

Redknapp will hope that his team get back on the winning bandwagon against Blackburn, who they beat in both meetings last season.

Tottenham are 8/13 to beat Blackburn, but this will mean improving on their home record which has seen them win just twice in six games in the league.

Blackburn have won both of their games this month and they are 9/2 to continue this winning streak.

First Goalscorer

Rafael van der Vaart has arguably been the signing of the summer and has played a huge role in Spurs’ results since his arrival.

The Dutchman has netted seven goals in his six games at White Hart Lane and is 4/1 to score the first goal against Blackburn.

Peter Crouch is likely to get the nod in attack and he can be backed at the same price in the first goalscorer betting odds market.

For Blackburn, Roberts is undoubtedly the player in form as he has netted the winner in each of their last two victories.

Sam Allardyce has opted to utilise Roberts from the bench in these games, but he could now be in line for a promotion to the starting line up and is 10/1 to break the deadlock.

Spurs have only lost one of their last 17 Premier League home games. See the full Tottenham vs Blackburn match betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.