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P.J. Murray 6th May 2011 - 14:21

Spurs to break Blackpool's Hart

Blackpool travel to White Hart Lane knowing that nothing other than a win will do, especially if other results go against them.

The visiting tangerines are 8/1 to cause a shock and upset Arry's men. The last time these teams met Blackpool produced a stunning display to humble Spurs 3-1 at Bloomfield Road and began a series of games for Tottenham which saw them record only one win.

The Seasiders away form is better than that at Bloomfield Road, they have picked up 18 points on the road and just 17 at home.

At 1/3 Spurs seem to be certainties to take all three points, but their form leaves a lot to be desired. They come into this game on the back of a soul destroying defeat to Chelsea last week. After taking the lead they ended up conceding through another Hurelho Gomes blunder before Chelsea sealed the win late on.

And it is it exactly this blunder which has inspired our Match Winner offer for this game. You can back Blackpool to score outside the box at the enhanced price of 5/1.

Blackpool's win over Spurs was their first victory and only win since January as all the good form and results that the Tangerines had at the start of the season has quickly evaporated.

The draw at 4/1 is no real use to Spurs or Blackpool as they both fight for different reasons.

The stats are against a Spurs win, having only one once in their last nine matches against promoted opposition.

Jermaine Defoe, if he plays, will make his 200th league appearance for Spurs, the striker is 7/2 to score the first goal of the game. Van der Vaart has 12 goals in the league this season and the Dutch striker is 4/1 to score first.

Blackpool's DJ Campbell has only recently come back from injury and being their top scorer there will be a lot of pressure on him to hit the net. He is 11/1 to get the first goal of the game and 4/1 to score anytime. Captain Charlie Adam could embarrass Gomes with some of his long range strikes, he is 12/1 to hit the back of the net first and 5/1 to score anytime.

Their clean sheet in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle was their first in 2011 and Blackpool are 17/2 to keep a clean sheet while Gomes and Spurs are just odds against at 11/10 not to concede.

Both teams to score are 8/13 which could still be some value despite being so short.  Arguably the most pressure is on Spurs after being leapfrogged by Liverpool and they will want to get off to the best start, the double result of Tottenham/Tottenham at 8/11 does seem short but Draw/Tottenham at 7/2 is a little more appealing.

Neither defence has been solid recently and if Blackpool were to sneak the first goal this could be a high scoring game and Over 2.5 goals is 4/11 which is extremely too short.

With so much at stake for Blackpool they will be fighting hard and could sneak a draw, you can back Blackpool or the draw at 23/10 in our double chance market.

This game should steady Spurs' run in and I would expect them to consign Blackpool to the relegation zone, the double result of draw/Tottenham at 7/2 would be my pick as both sides will be nervous but the home side's class should shine out.


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