Spurs versus Bournemouth: (match preview)
Tomorrow lunchtime Spurs host Bournemouth at the Lane, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to just four points. Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side come to north London having drawn their last three outings, including impressive draws with Manchester United and Liverpool. The cherries sit in 15th position, seven points adrift of the danger zone but with survival still not a mathematical certainty, Howe’s side will be eager to pick up a point against the Lillywhites when they face them on Saturday. However we’re in red hot form coming into this game and a victory would equal our record of 12 home league wins, that recording stretching all the way back to the 1920’s. Bournemouth are in some ways similar to us, they play fearless attacking football with a flair to their game, they press high and have a great work ethic and it is no surprise that Mauricio Pochettino, said that he enjoys to watch the cherries in action. Whilst former Manchester United man Josh King is in scintillating form with 10 goals from his last 11 matches, I feel as if the danger will come from Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere in the middle of the park with his his defence splitting passing, whilst the searing pace of Ryan Fraser will have Kyle Walker busy down the right flank. We have no choice but to win as far as the title race is concerned, though our opposition will provide a much tougher test than Watford did last week. I’m predicting a tough game for Mauricio Pochettino’s men but one that I still can still only see ending in victory for the Lillywhites. I shall have a match report of tomorrow afternoons game published by late afternoon. COYS!
Team news: Harry Winks, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are all ruled out, whilst Michel Vorm and Cameron Carter-Vickers are injury doubts ahead of Saturday lunchtimes game. With Harry Kane in contention for a first start in over a month and Victor Wanyama reportedly set to return in midfield, its hard to know what formation Pochettino will line up in. After all he surely couldn’t drop the inform Son to opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation?
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.
A pre match read: My article on the inform Son Heung-Min. https://superhotspur.com/2017/04/09/here-comes-the-son-son-continues-to-improve-in-his-second-season-at-the-lillywhites/
My predicted score : Spurs 3-1 Bournemouth. Courtesy of goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son.
One to watch: The inform Norwegian forward Josh King, who has 13 league goals this season.