Premier League Match Previews: Match Week 35 (Part 1)

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Updated: April 16, 2014
Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham

Match Date: 19 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

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The Spurs will have to deal a large number of player deficit as six of their players are out in the benches. Sandro, Dembele, Dawson, Walker, Capoue, Lamela, and Vertonghen were all injured and would therefore need to revoke their attendance in the club’s next battles. Similarly, The Cottagers will not head towards White Hart Lane without a list of sidelined players. Woodrow, Duff, Etheridge, and Briggs suffer from health issues.

 

Tottenham Hotspur have generally been more dominant than Fulham as far as their past meetings and the current league standings are concerned. Of their five most recent face-offs, four were successfully converted by Tim Sherwood’s men while only one ended in favor of the Felix Magath side. The former are presently holding a place for the Europa League qualifications while the latter are submerged in the relegation zone.

 

Football betting tip: Tottenham Hotspur will bag their 19th victory this season from this derby against Fulham.

 

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Aston Villa vs. Southampton

Match Date: 19 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Villa Park

 

Aston Villa have stretched their winless streak to a fourth Premier League week after they incurred another defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. Southampton suffered the same fate as they submitted a goalless loss to Cardiff City. The sides rank 14th and eighth in the league, respectively, and are quite distant in terms of form. Southampton proved to be a resilient squad after they successfully rose to the top half from being battered in the relegation zone in the earlier weeks. Aston Villa did the opposite trend. Their decline in the ranking would imply a burgeoning dilemma on the attack, and more so on defense.

 

Sports betting tip: Southampton will earn all three points.