By Ahmed Bilal
Tottenham will be hoping to bag their first victory of the season in their away game against Reading this weekend, and Stan James make them a top priced 2.1 to do so.
As far as the stats are concerned, Spurs have have won six and lost just one of the last eight matches against Reading in all competitions.
Their opponents have also only won one of their last nine games in the Premier League (W1 D3 L5), but they have won won eight and lost none of their last 10 league games at the Madejski Stadium.
That is a concern for Spurs, who have picked up just two pints so far this season and whose manager Andre Villas-Boas has also managed to secure just three wins from his last 15 Premier League matches as a manager.
However it surely only a matter of time before things turn around, and odds against looks a decent punt if the “real” Tottenham show up.
One player who will certainly have a major say if they are to win is Emmanuel Adebayor.
He has scored six goals in his last six Premier League starts for Tottenham, and looks the obvious bet in the first goalscorer market at a best of 7.5 with Coral.
Coral also go a standout 3.2 about him getting on the scoresheet anytime during the 90 minutes, and that looks huge given that he is as short as 2.25 in a place.
Centre-back Jan Vertonghen, who scored 10 goals for Ajax last season, is very powerful in the air and also looks worth a small wager in the anytime scorer market at 10 with Blue Square.
I think this is going to be a real hard fought affair, with only a single goal likely to separate the sides at the final whistle.
For that reason, I am going to take Spurs to come on top 2-1 and that scoreline can be backed at 9.5 with Stan James.


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