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Birmingham vs Tottenham – Spurs head to fortress St Andrews

| 04.12.2010

The Tottenham Hotspur players may be starting to believe that they can seriously challenge at the top of the Premier League, but their title aspirations may have to be put on hold for a week.

Birmingham are in high spirits after defeating Chelsea and local rivals Aston Villa in their past two games at St Andrews, and Alex McLeish’s side are ready to climb the Premier Leauge table.

Match Odds

Considering their home form, 47 points from a possible 78 since the start of the 2009/10 Premier League season, Birmingham are a big price at 5/2 to stifle Spurs’ optimism.

And Blues boss Alec McLeish has lost just one of his 11 matches in charge against London sides, suggesting the best result Spurs can hope for is a draw, priced at 23/10.

Spurs seem short at 11/10 and Harry Redknapp’s squad don’t seem to like straying to far from London, winning just one game outside of London in all competitions this season.

Total Goals

Birmingham may have to come from behind if they want to win this game considering Spurs have only failed to score once in their last 12 Premier League games with the Blues.

Birmingham are 12/1 to come from behind and win but Spurs are the masters of recovering from going a goal down this season with 16 points won from losing positions and are 9/1 to come from behind and win.

With five of the last six matches containing a 90th minute goal, it’s entirely possible that one team will snatch a win at the death.

St Andrews has witnessed just 12 goals this season but with both teams struggling for clean sheets, there could be a few goals in this game and over 3.5 goals is priced at 12/5.

A £10 stake on Birmingham to beat Spurs 3-2 would return £260. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.