Andre Villas Boas takes his Spurs side to the North East as Paddy Power report latest Sunderland v Tottenham odds suggest that money is coming in for the home side to shock the Londoners at a big price of 7/2.
Its certainly not been smooth sailing for Tottenham recently, and with Gus Poyet’s side showing signs of improvement there is plenty of support coming in for the price of 7/2 for the home win, the Dublin based firm report.
Tottenham Hotspur will hope they have turned a corner following their come-from-behind win over Fulham midweek.
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Andre Villa-Boas’ side claimed a 2-1 success, ending a run of four games without a win in the process, against the Cottagers midweek to move up 6th in the table and they will hope to build on that win away to Sunderland on Saturday.
The win eased the pressure on the under-fire Portuguese manager following defeats to Newcastle and a 6-0 loss to Manchester City although failure to beat a resurgent Sunderland side difficult to beat on their own patch will no doubt raise doubts about his future once more.
Gus Poyet’s team suffered their first defeat at home since his appointment going down 4-3 to Chelsea. The Black Cats showed great determination and fight to stay in the game coming from 2-1 down but in the end couldn’t find an equaliser.
There was plenty of positives for the former Brighton manager to take away however the most pleasing one being a first Premier League goal for summer signing Jozy Altidore.
The American International has struggled since his move from AZ Alkmaar but he will take great confidence from his fine finish.
Former Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena made his fourth start for the club on Wednesday and the Italian believes he has seen enough to suggest that the North East side can stay up.
Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, the left back said “We’re frustrated because we scored three goals and came away with zero points. But this team has great character.
“Okay, we lost yesterday [Wednesday], but there is a long way until May and the other teams are not a long way in front of us.
“We’ve got another chance on Saturday to close the gap on the teams in front of us.
“We kept going last night because the mentality here is perfect. The fans are behind us and we want to win for them. At the end of the day, we didn’t get them any points, but the mentality here is strong.”
Sunderland will once again be without Carlos Cuellar (hip) while doubts persist over the fitness of goalkeeper Keiren Westwood and Mobido Diakite.
Spurs will be without Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose with Jan Vertonghen (ankle) a doubt for the game.