Sunderland vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

Tottenham will look to extend their impressive form away at a struggling Sunderland on Tuesday evening.

Sunderland were poor away at West Brom last time out, losing 2-0 at the Hawthorns.

Well taken goals from Darren Fletcher and Chris Brunt secured another win for the hosts, leaving Sunderland bottom of the pack.

Tottenham produced an amazing recovery to beat Wycombe in the FA Cup, recovering from 2-0 and 3-2 down to avoid a huge shock.

Last time out in the league they recovered from two goals down to earn a vital point away at Manchester City.

Premier League form: Sunderland W0 D1 L4; Tottenham W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Sunderland – Jermain Defoe 12 goals
Tottenham – Harry Kane 13 goals

Match history
Kane scored the only goal as Tottenham secured a 1-0 success earlier in the season, although in reality they should have won by a much greater margin.

Spurs have an excellent recent record against Sunderland and have won the last four games between the two.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0 – 18/09/16
Tottenham 4 Sunderland 1 – 16/01/16
Sunderland 0 Tottenham 1 – 13/09/15
Tottenham 2 Sunderland 1 – 17/01/15
Sunderland 2 Tottenham 2 – 13/09/14

Draw HT / Tottenham FT – 39/11 with 888 Sport

Team news
Papy Djilobodji is suspended for Sunderland, but Lamine Kone is available following AFCON duty.

David Moyes has limited options available, with Patrick van Aanholt leaving the club on Monday!

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Kieran Trippier suffered injuries in the cup win over Wycombe and will miss out here.

Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Danny Rose have minor problems, but all three should start.

Expected starting XI’s
Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Mannone; Love, Kone, O’Shea, Denayer; Ndong, Rodwell; Borini, Januzaj, Larsson; Defoe
Tottenham (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Davies; Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose; Alli, Eriksen; Kane

Predictions

Result: Tottenham (2/5 with Stan James)

Correct Score: 0-2 (13/2 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Dele Alli (8/5 with Paddy Power)

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