STAR PREVIEW: Spurs v Sheffield United
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he good run of tipping (well if I don’t blow my own trumpet, who does ?? !!) continued last night when the recommended draw came up trumps at Anfield.
Another Capital One Cup semi-final tonight at White Hart Lane with Tottenham welcoming League One opposition Sheffield United in the first leg.
Hard to believe that as recently as 2007 this was a Premier League fixture and in 1993 Sheffield United beat Spurs 6-0 !!
United, now managed by Nigel Clough are currently fighting to get into the promotion places in League One but it would be dangerous to assume they will fear much from their Premier League rivals.
After all they have already beaten five Premier League clubs in the last 12 months: Villa and Fulham in last season’s run to the FA Cup semi-finals, and West Ham, Southampton and QPR this season.
Spurs are in the midst of a busy period and head coach Mauricio Pochettino is not under-estimating the opposition: “We know that Sheffield United ares a very good team. When we watched their game against Southampton and against QPR, they deserved to go through to the next round… they were the more aggressive and physical team. We need to be focused on our game and play with intensity, high level and high tempo”.
Tottenham v Sheffield United
Capital One Cup Semi-Final, First Leg
7.45pm. LIVE SKY
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Feb 2007 Premiership Sheff Utd 2-1 Tottenham
Aug 2006 Premiership Tottenham 2-0 Sheff Utd
Mar 1994 Premiership Tottenham 2-2 Sheff Utd
Sep 1993 Premiership Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham
Mar 1993 Premiership Sheff Utd 6-0 Tottenham
Sep 1992 Premiership Tottenham 2-0 Sheff Utd
Apr 1992 Div 1 (old) Sheff Utd 2-0 Tottenham
Nov 1991 Div 1 (old) Tottenham 0-1 Sheff Utd
Apr 1991 Div 1 (old) Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham
Nov 1990 League Cup Sheff Utd 0-2 Tottenham
Sheffield United would no doubt be happy with a one goal deficit or anything better to take back to Bramall Lane.
Spurs look a little short – a shade of odds on to be winning at both HT and FT and at similar odds I prefer the ‘both teams to score’ bet.