Tottenham vs Middlesbrough Odds – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 17:30 – BT Sport 1
Tottenham are 2/7 with the draw at 17/4 and Middlesbrough are 10/1
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Tottenham welcome Middlesbrough to White Hart Lane in the Premier League, with both sides looking to better their midweek draws.
Spurs come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Sunderland, with Tottenham frustrated after wasting a hatful of chances.
The visitors best chance of the game came in the 65th minute, with Victor Wanyama heading agonisingly wide of the goal.
That sums up Tottenham’s night, Kane and Alli failed to make an impression and Wanyama not known for his scoring exploits.
It means that Spurs have missed the chance to close the gap on Chelsea, after they drew with Liverpool at Anfield.
Spurs Targeting Silverware
Tottenham have had a good league season so far, but this draw is a blow to their title credentials.
They had gone into the fixture on the back of five successive wins in all competitions, the draw against City ending an excellent festive period.
Mauricio Pochettino will have been delighted with their recent form, they will be looking to claw back the nine-point deficit in the Premier League.
Tottenham come into this match as favourites, with their excellent form informing those odds.
This will be a tough fixture for Pochettino’s men, with Middlesbrough in solid form and a good defensive unit.
Tottenham will be looking to continue their recent record against Middlesbrough, with Spurs winning the last two meetings.
Boro come into this match in mixed form, despite drawing against West Brom 1-1 at the Riverside.
James Morrison (6) opened the scoring for the Baggies early on, with Chris Brunt’s cross not dealt with by the Boro defence.
That lead lasted just 11 minutes, with Spaniard Alvaro Negredo (17) equalising from the penalty spot for the hosts.
Negredo was fouled for the penalty as well, with Gareth McAuley the culprit after failing to time his slide right.
It was a deserved result for Middlesbrough, who made hard work of it again in front of a packed house.
More Wins Needed
Despite that result, it means Boro still haven’t won a game in their last four fixtures, a frustrating statistic.
Aitor Karanka’s side come into this match in 15th place, having registered 21 points from their opening 23 matches.
Boro will be looking to take advantage of more scoring opportunities, they just haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal this season.
Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with Spurs in excellent form this season, especially at home.
Boro have conceded just four goals in their last six matches, they will have to discover the art of scoring more goals if they are to win matches.
Middlesbrough will be looking to continue their overall record against Tottenham, they have won 31, drawn 20 and lost 29 of their 80 meetings.
Both teams are 6/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Tottenham are Harry Kane at 9/4 with Dele Alli at 100/30. For Middlesbrough, Alvaro Negredo and Rudy Gestede at 12/1 with Christian Stuani at 14/1.
The last time that these two sides met Tottenham won 2-1 and the odds of the same result are 9/2.
Tottenham vs Middlesbrough Odds
Tip 1 – Kane to score first @ 9/4
Tip 2 – Tottenham to win 2-0 @ 9/2