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Tottenham vs Bolton: Home win impossible to oppose

| 03.12.2011

Tottenham may have lost at home to PAOK to leave them on the brink of an early exit in the Europa League, but it will be business as usual at White Hart Lane when Bolton visit next in the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp has lost just one of his last 22 home games in the Premier League and this was to table-topping Manchester City at the beginning of the current campaign.

Since this defeat Tottenham have won all four of their fixtures at White Hart Lane and can bring back the cavalry that were given the European night off against PAOK.

Gareth Bale, Emmanuel Adebayor and Ledley King will be among those to return, but most vital may prove Scott Parker, who has triumphed in all of his home matches for Spurs since signing from West Ham.

Tottenham’s odds are 2/7 to beat Bolton and their chances are also bolstered by the fact that they have taken maximum points in six of their last seven home games with the opposition.

It is difficult to make much of a case for Bolton, who have lost 11 of their last 15 games in all competitions and currently occupy one of the three relegation places in the Premier League.

Furthermore, they have lost 15 of their last 18 away outings in the Premier League, while none of their last 15 showdowns with Spurs have been won by the travelling side.

However, the opportunity to escape the bottom three may offer enough of a spur to spark an unexpected Bolton victory, which can be backed at 9/1.

In terms of goals, Adebayor is the obvious threat for Tottenham and is 3/1 to open the scoring, although the improving Younes Kaboul could prove the value bet in this market at 33/1, given his height from set pieces.

For Bolton, Kevin Davies can count Spurs among his favoured opposition with six goals in as many games against them. He is 11/1 to strike first and 4/1 to score at any point in the 90 minutes.



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.