Spurs Premier League 2012/13 Betting PreviewEnglish Premier League, Football Betting Tips
Tottenham enter the season as somewhat of an unknown entity. Will new manager Andre Villas-Boas succeed with Spurs where he failed with Chelsea? How will the team cope without the imagination of Luca Modric? And will sacking ‘Arry come to be proved a wise move?
Villas-Boas (pictured) has succeeded Harry Redknapp. The 34-year-old is tipped to do well at White Hart Lane where he should enjoy a greater foothold of power than at Chelsea. The Portugese boss has made two major signings; Gylfi Sigurdsson from under Liverpool’s noses and defender Jan Vertonghen from Ajax.
Modric seems almost certain to leave for Real Madrid, ironically a year after Villas-Boas spent the summer attempting to lure the Croatian to Chelsea, and whether Spurs challenge for the Champions League could hinge on how he is replaced.
You can rely on…
Lots of goals. Last season 14 of Spurs’ Premier League matches produced over 3.5 goals.
Where should your money go?
With the signature of Emanuel Adebayor looking doubtful Jermaine Defoe represents value at 5/2 to be the club’s top scorer next season. And if Villas-Boas can re-discover the Midas touch which saw him win the Europa League with Porto then 2/1 for Spurs to finish in the top four for a second season running could prove generous.
Did you know…?
Tottenham’s first match of last season was postponed due to the London riots, which originated close to the club’s White Hart Lane home.
Ante-post odds (Betfred)
Premier League 25/1
Top four finish 7/4
FA Cup 9/1
League Cup 9/1