Tottenham start another spell without talisman Harry Kane but it should not matter too much as they welcome relegated Huddersfield to their new stadium.
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Tottenham v Huddersfield
- Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 1230 BST kick-off on Sky Sports Premier League
There are a couple of worrying factors for Spurs this weekend, most notably the absence of Harry Kane once again after their star striker went down with another ankle injury against Man City, then there's the obvious comedown they'll experience from their Champions League exploits - an early Saturday lunchtime kick-off against Huddersfield just won't be the same!
It's a tough task for Mauricio Pochettino to get his side back up for what is still a big game given their top four challenge, but maybe a more challenging fixture may have helped - complacency is certainly the biggest danger to Spurs.
The Terriers have been woeful and now relegated so have little to play for - sometimes relegated sides can improve and play with a sense of freedom after the drop has been confirmed, but there's been so little by the way of creativity that it's hard to see Huddersfield suddenly transform into a free-flowing attacking threat.
Team selection will be interesting from Pochettino, with the Man City reverse fixture and then Premier League tip to the Etihad coming up next week. Will he rest his now star man Son Heung-min and co or will he go full-strength for the three vital points needed in their top four push?
It's an intriguing prospect of sorts, but Spurs have proved already this season that they can cope without Kane and they've won much tougher fixtures than this one without him - whatever team runs out at their new stadium should have enough.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Huddersfield (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)
Spurs may have lost four of six in the league recently, but if there's ever a game to help them back on their feet it's this one - the feel-good factor should still be there from midweek and after all, Huddersfield have won just three games all season - two of them bizarrely against Wolves! Anyway, two of their last three league meetings have ended 2-0 to Spurs and there's no reason why this shouldn't follow suit.
Best Bet: Spurs to win to nil at Evens
Huddersfield aren't exactly prolific - they've got four goals in their last ten away games and three of those came at West Ham! With that in mind, and given that Spurs are more than decent at the back then it should be a regulation win to nil.
Stats: Lucas Moura to score anytime at 7/5
Pochettino may deploy Fernando Llorente but Moura has been really impressive when he's played, with his speed and movement causing all kinds of problems - he's got a great chance of finding the net here.
RequestABet: Spurs win, under 2.5 goals, Moura to score
Tottenham v Huddersfield - Opta stats
- Tottenham are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions versus Huddersfield (W5 D3), since a three-match losing streak between April 1955 and April 1956.
- Huddersfield have lost all three of their Premier League meetings with Spurs by an aggregate score of 0-8, with the Terriers landing just nine shots on target.
- Only versus Cardiff have Tottenham won their first four Premier League games against a team without conceding a goal.
- Tottenham have won just one of their last six Premier League games (D1 L4), though it was their last such match, beating Crystal Palace 2-0.
- Huddersfield have lost nine of their last 10 away Premier League games (D1), with their only point in that time coming against fellow relegation strugglers Cardiff.
- Tottenham have played (57) and subsequently lost (13) more Premier League games against sides starting the day bottom of the table than any other side in the competition. Their last such defeat came in May 2018 at West Bromwich Albion.
- Since beating Man Utd 2-1 in October 2017, Huddersfield have lost 17 of their 19 Premier League games against ‘big six’ opponents (D2), including each of the last 10 in a row. However, their only two points in that run have come away from home (vs Chelsea and Man City in May 2018).
- 12 of Tottenham’s last 14 Premier League goals have been scored in the second half of games, including eight of their last nine at home.
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been directly involved in five goals in three Premier League appearances versus Huddersfield (four goals, one assist).
- Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer has conceded 17 goals in just six Premier League appearances this season, conceding a goal on average every 27 minutes.
Odds correct at 1615 BST on 11/04/19