Tottenham Hotspur didn’t exactly do much to dispel the myth that they’re a one-man team with their hammering at the San Siro but, with Gareth Bale returning for this game against Fulham, they shouldn’t face too stern a test this time out.
Bale was missing through suspension for their Inter Milan clash but, more conspicuous than his absence, was the inability of Spurs’ other forwards to take control of the situation.
Neither Jermain Defoe nor Emmanuel Adebayor were anywhere near their defence-terrifying best (despite the latter getting the vital away goal) and their lack of threat in front of goal was plain to see.
With Bale they have had no such problems finding the net and, because of that, the 8/15 for a home win isn’t too shabby a price.
In all bar one of their previous six games prior to their Milan humbling, Spurs have found the net at least twice and, with Fulham having the sixth worst away defence in the Premier League (they’ve conceded an average of just under two goal per game this term) there is every chance Spurs could fill their boots.
Spurs have won each of their last three games against the Cottagers by at least two goals – a 3-1 win, a 2-0 win and their 3-0 victory earlier this season – and backing Spurs to bag over 2.5 goals looks well worth serious consideration at 8/13.
Meanwhile, Spurs have kept just three clean sheets at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this season.
With that in mind, backing over 3.5 goals in total could be worth a cheeky couple of quid with the odds currently at 6/4.
Finally, the returning Bale is 3/1 to find the net first.