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Fulham v Spurs preview

last updated Friday 19th January 2007, 2:24 PM
Team Fulham Tottenham
Games Played 23 23
Goal Attempts
Goals 25 28
Ave Goals per game 1.09 1.22
Shots (excl blocked shots) 204 255
% Shots on Target 41% 42%
% Goals to Shots 12% 11%
Short Passes 5,817 7,514
Long Passes 1,569 1,722
Overall Pass Completion % 66% 74%
Total Crosses 534 530
Cross Completion % 27% 25%
Goals Conceded 35 31
Ave goals conceded per game 1.52 1.35
Tackles 595 609
Tackles Won % 73% 79%
Blocks, Clearances & Interceptions 1117 1017
Fouls 331 287
Yellow Cards 36 29
Red Cards 1 2

Fulham and Tottenham get back to Premiership matters at Craven Cottage after their midweek FA Cup successes.

The Cottagers have enjoyed a recent fine home record in this London derby having won the last four meetings between the sides at Craven Cottage.

Fulham are unbeaten in their last eight games and they have drawn their last five outings.

Tottenham are looking to build on their win over Cardiff in midweek as they go in search of their first Premiership victory of 2007.

Fulham are unable to play Wayne Routledge against his parent club as part of his loan agreement.

Chris Coleman is again missing the injured Antti Niemi meaning Tony Warner could continue to deputise.

Jimmy Bullard, Papa Bouba Diop and Zat Knight are all still unavailable for Coleman.

Vincenzo Montella is pushing for his first start after coming off the bench to score twice against Leicester in midweek.

Anthony Gardner is set to start for Tottenham and he will replace Calum Davenport in defence after his exit to West Ham.

Spurs captain Ledley King is again expected to miss out with a bruised foot while Jermaine Jenas, Mido and Paul Stalteri are all doubtful.

Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe are battling it out to partner Dimitar Berbatov in attack, while Steed Malbranque comes up against his old club for the first time since his summer move.

Skysports.com Prediction: 1-1
Fulham can earn their sixth successive draw in a tight encounter

Player to watch: Vincenzo Montella

Source Peter ORourke at SkySport
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