Valencia v Tottenham as odds seem stacked against Spurs in Premiership title hunt
- Updated: August 9, 2012
Tottenham travel to Valencia for a friendly in what is sure to be a tough test for the Premier League side as Paddy Power announce a free bets offer and report drifting odds for Spurs and their Premiership chances this season.
Spurs are getting used to life under new manager Andre Villas Boas and have remained unbeaten in pre-season so far, something they will want to continue as they face up against against a team that will be competing in the Champions League this year.
This looks to be one of their toughest tests though and they will have to be at their best to take a positive result.
It seems clear that Villas Boas needs to bring a new striker to the club as Jermain Defoe is currently the most proven forward in the squad.
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However, these pre-season matches are a chance for Defoe to really show that he should be in the Portuguese man’s plans this campaign.
The London club know that a victory here would really show they are in great shape for the new season.
As for Valencia, although it will be an incredibly tough task, they will be looking to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid for the La Liga title.
After finishing third last year, this has to be their aim but they will know they must get off to a flying start in Spanish top flight if they are to have a chance.
Valencia play Real and Barcelona in the opening three weeks of the campaign so they cannot be lacking any sort of match fitness going into those encounters.
This means it is likely that Mauricio Pellegrino will put out his best side on Wednesday and he can highlight anywhere he may need to strengthen.
It is set to be a very interesting match in Valencia with both teams wanting the wins to build momentum for their respective domestic seasons. With lots of attacking talent on show this is a match that could be extremely entertaining.