Birmingham vs Tottenham Hotspur preview

Game :- Birmingham vs Tottenham Hotspur

Barclays’ Premier League

St.Andrews’, Birmingham

Saturday, December 4, 2010- KO 15.00 UK.

Tottenham will look to improve their scratchy away form when they visit Birmingham City this weekend in the Premier League. Bet on Birmingham vs Tottenham after reading our betting preview with PaddyPower.

Tottenham are a force to be reckoned with at home, as was demonstrated by their 2-1 win at White Hart Lane over Liverpool last weekend. In comparison their away form has not been the best, having picked up only 10 points out of a possible 21.

Harry Redknapp’s injury woes were compounded last week against Liverpool as Rafael van der Vaart and Younes Kaboul joined Spurs’ already crowded treatment room. However Michael Dawson has been named in the squad for the first time since his injury picked up on England duty.

With Van der Vaart out, Redknapp is likely to play two strikers upfront instead of playing one solitary forward. However with Wilson Palacios not in the best of form, this could cause a few problems for Spurs in midfield.

Tottenham form- last five games- most recent first- Tottenham scorers in brackets

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool ( Own goal, Aaron Lennon)

Tottenham 3-0 Werder Bremen ( Younes Kaboul, Luka Modric, Peter Crouch)
Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham ( Gareth Bale, Rafael van der Vaart, Younes Kaboul)
Tottenham 4-2 Blackburn ( Gareth Bale*2, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch)
Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland ( Rafael van der Vaart)

Birmingham City won a fierce encounter against Midlands rivals Aston Villa in the Carling Cup in midweek. However more attention was drawn to the off field scenes at St.Andrews’ than the on field ones as unruly fans caused problems after the conclusion of the game.

Birmingham have picked up some decent results under Alex McLeish this season at St. Andrews. They have lost only once at home all season ( against Everton). They drew against Liverpool and beat Chelsea.

Birmingham City form- last five games- most recent first- Birmingham scorers in brackets-

Birmingham 2-1 Aston Villa ( Sebastian Larsson, Nikola Zigic)
Fulham 1-1 Birmingham ( Sebastian Larsson)
Birmingham 1-0 Chelsea ( Lee Bowyer)
Man City 0-0 Birmingham
Stoke 3-2 Birmingham ( Keith Fahey, Cameron Jerome)

Verdict:- Not too many goals in this one-

Birmingham 1-1 Tottenham ( C.Jerome / Roman Pavlyuchenko)

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