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Blackburn vs Tottenham: Both teams to score looks the best bet

| 22.10.2011

North London opposition have already provided Blackburn with a massive lift once this season, but it is unlikely that Steve Kean will get a repeat of this following his home game with Tottenham.

With calls for his head present virtually around the whole of Ewood Park, Kean gained some respite with a pivotal home win over Arsenal, but one point from the three Premier League games since has seen them slump back to the foot of the table.

This has meant that the protests have picked up steam again and another victory is desperately needed against Tottenham to potentially give him some more time.

It is 3/1 in the Premier League odds that Blackburn beat Tottenham and their chances will be aided somewhat by the hosts being without four central defenders – Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Vedran Corluka and William Gallas.

Meanwhile, they have remained unbeaten in their fixtures against London opposition so far this season.

However, the omens are not great for Blackburn as they have lost four Premier League games on the bounce against Tottenham, while winning just two of the last 15.

Tottenham’s odds are 10/11 to beat Blackburn, with the draw priced at 12/5.

Although many punters may fancy Tottenham to triumph, it is the both teams to score market which may be the best to focus.

Spurs’ injury troubles in defence should help Blackburn find the target, especially as they will be encouraged on by their own fans.

Goals have proved no problem of late for Tottenham as they have netted 12 in their last five top-flight games.

Odds of 4/6 are on offer that both teams find the target at Ewood Park, while Rafael Van der Vaart may be the best in the first goalscorer market at 11/2 as he has opened the scoring in Spurs’ last three Premier League games.



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.