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Spurs usually don’t have problems against The Black Cats

Last updated: January 14, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 12:45pm
Venue: White Hart Lane
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DDWWW
Away form: LWLLL
Last season: 2-1
Competition: The Premier League

Tottenham to host Sunderland on Saturday in the first match of the 22nd round of The Premier League. Spurs are showing great consistency this season. They proved they are highly motivated by their coach, in their last weekend game against Leicester, in the third round of The FA Cup, Spurs achieved a draw in the last minute of the game. Harry Kane converted a penalty and equalized 2-2.

Sunderland were defeated 3-1 by the cup holders Arsenal. The Black Cats played really well and even went in front after 17 minutes when Jermaine Lens scored in The Gunners’ net, but Arsenal were just too good for Sunderland. Campbell, Ramsey and Giroud secured the victory for The Gunners and sent them into the fourth round.

The Black Cats have won only 2 of the last 15 matches against Tottenham. Sunderland are lying in 19th position of the standings and they are one of the worst visiting teams this season. Spurs are the team with the highest number of draws, but this time, for sure, they will be looking for a victory against underdogs Sunderland.


Team News

The only injured Tottenham player remains Clinton N’Jie. The Cameroonian is still suffering from a knee injury and will not return to the pitch for at least a month.

Youness Kaboul of Sunderland has a hamstring problem. The defender is almost ready to play, but Allardyce won’t risk playing him.

Jack Rodwell is also injured for Sunderland. The ex Manchester City player has a hamstring problem and won’t be selected by the manager.

Adam Matthews has received another ankle injury. The Welsh defender has played only one game for Sunderland so far and he won’t be selected again.

Quotes of the week

Mauricio Pochettino coach Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “I am happy that we are still in the FA Cup.”

Sam Allardyce Sam Allardyce (Sunderland) : “We’ll have somebody coming this week.”


Expected line-ups:

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Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Alli, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane
Subs Onomah, Dembele, Bentaleb, Vorm, Chadli, Townsend, Trippier.
Injured: N’Jie.
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Mannone, Brown, Jones, O’Shea, van Aanholt, M’Vila, Cattermole, Johnson, Watmore, Defoe, Borini.
Subs Pantilimon, Lens, Graham, Yedlin, Coates, Fletcher, Toivonen
Injured: Larsson, Kaboul, Matthews, Rodwell.
Doubtful:
Not available:

So far this season

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Tottenham this season Sunderland this season
4 League Position 19
5 (4) (at home) Wins (away) 3 (1)
5-1 vs. Bournemouth Biggest win 3-0 vs. Newcastle
4 (5) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (1)
1 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 5 (8)
1-2 to Newcastle Biggest Defeat 2-6 to Everton
Kane (11) Top scorer Defoe (6)
Eriksen (6) Assist Leader M’Vila (4)
Y43, R0 Discipline Y39, R2
4 Failures to score 7
7 Clean Sheets 3
12 Both Teams to Score Games 10
9 Over 2.5 Games 11
11 Under 2.5 Games 9
  • Tottenham won the last match between these two teams. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for Spurs at The Stadium of Light. The only goal was scored by Mason in the 82nd minute.
  • Sunderland have recorded only 13 victories of 52 away games against Tottenham. Spurs have won on 26 occasions. They have scored 89 and have conceded 59 goals.
  • The last time Sunderland won a competitive match at White Hart Lane was on 23rd August 2008 when The Black Cats won 2-1 with goals from Richardson and Cisse.
  • Spurs have won 12 of the last 15 Premier League games against Sunderland at White Hart Lane. So, who do you think will win the match?

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
13/09/15 The Premier League Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham Mason 82′
17/01/15 The Premier League Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland J. O’Shea (OG) 3′
13/09/14 The Premier League Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham Chadli 2′
07/04/14 The Premier League Tottenham 5-1 Sunderland Cattermole 17′
07/12/13 The Premier League Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham A. Johnson 37′