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Spurs vs Sunderland – Leading league scorers to miss out

| 09.11.2010

Sunderland already do not have the greatest track record at White Hart Lane and they may have to prepare for a backlash in their upcoming visit to Tottenham.

Match Odds

Tottenham have won nine of their last ten home games with Sunderland and Harry Redknapp will need to encourage the continuation of this fine run if they are to remain on track to finish in the top four again this season.

Redknapp watched his side lose 4-2 at Bolton in their latest outing, which has seen them slip ten points behind leaders Chelsea and five points adrift of Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League qualification place at present.

Spurs are 8/15 to beat Sunderland and gain a third successive win against the opposition.

Only goals scored separate the two sides in the current Premier League standings and win for Sunderland could potentially see them climb to fifth in the table.

However, Sunderland are still waiting for their first away triumph of the season and it is 11/2 that they claim this against Tottenham.

First Goalscorer

Tottenham have struggled for goals at home this season in the league and finding the target is unlikely to get any easier against Sunderland.

With Jermain Defoe injured, summer signing Rafael van der Vaart has taken over scoring duties despite being employed in an advanced midfield role.

Van der Vaart has scored six goals in five games at White Hart Lane, but could miss out with a hamstring problem.

Robbie Keane has scored twice in his last three games with Sunderland and is 5/1 to open the scoring, although the Black Cats have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games.

Sunderland are also without their chief marksman as Darren Bent is another to have a hamstring problem.

Asamoah Gyan scored both goals in Sunderland’s recent 2-0 over Stoke and can be backed at 8/1 to break the deadlock.

Sunderland have only won once in their last 23 Premier League away games. See the full Tottenham vs Sunderland 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.