Tottenham Hotspur certainly have a massive mountain to climb should they wish to catch rivals Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title but second place is undoubtedly theirs for the taking courtesy of some excellent recent form. Pochettino’s men will be eager to avoid the upset of last season when they threw away second-place to finish the campaign behind North London rivals Arsenal and as such we can expect a thorough performance on Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane.
Spurs enjoy a 14-point lead over the Gunners and it is safe to say that Wenger’s men won’t be catching them before the end of the season, however can Tottenham hang-on to secure second place behind a Blues outfit which have looked unstoppable? Their recent form would suggest that they can.
Spurs have triumphed in all but one of their last eight Premier League outings with just one defeat in sixteen and they enjoy an advantage of three points over third-placed Liverpool as things stand. Whilst Eddie Howe’s men have enjoyed some notable successes in recent weeks – wins against Swansea and West Ham at home as well as draws at Old Trafford and Anfield – they head into this weekend’s match on the back of a defeat to Chelsea and one feels that it will be a second defeat on the bounce for the Cherries at White Hart Lane.
Spurs have been amazing on home turf this season and boast the Premier League’s best record with no defeats at their North London home. They have conceded a mere eight league goals during that time at White Hart Lane with 39 scored, therefore one has to fancy the home side’s chances of sealing all three points this weekend.
With Harry Kane back from injury he will almost certainly play a part in this clash, however one of his team-mates will be getting our attention on the goal-scoring market. Heung Min Son scored in Tottenham’s 4-0 thrashing of Watford last weekend and with seven goals in his last five outings he looks good to keep his streak going by finding the net against the Cherries.