Match Facts and Betting Preview
Sunday evening will see Tottenham play host to a struggling Sunderland side that already appears to be preparing for a relegation battle. The man at the helm, David Moyes, has by his admission, “realistically” predicted another relegation scrap for the Black Cats.
Spurs are still unbeaten with a decent record of two wins and two draws thus far. The 4-0 thumping of Soke City will give Pochettino’s men the drive and motivation they need to grab the victory against Sunderland.
Spurs look rejuvenated, to say the least. Their poor performance towards the end of last season appears to be behind them.
The team suffered a disappointing defeat against high-flying Monaco in their mid-week Champions League fixture. Pochettino will indeed be bent on seeing his side bounce back with a win against one of the League’s out-of-form sides.
Harry Kane opened his goalscoring account for the season in Spurs’ last league outing against Stoke. And as we all know, once Kane finds his form, he becomes a difficult striker to contain.
Against one of the League’s worst defences, the young Englishman will be keen on building up his goal tally.
Danny Rose’ potential absence is Tottenham’s only major doubt for the game against Sunderland. He will undergo some fitness tests before the game to see if he’s set to feature in the tie.
Mousa Dembele could make his first League appearance of the season since the 2-2 draw against Chelsea last season; a game in which he got sent off and suspended.
Sunderland couldn’t have wished for a worse start to the season. Having amassed just one point thus far this season, they are seemingly set to be involved in another consecutive relegation scrap.
The arrival of David Moyes gave fans some new found hope and optimism. But Moyes appears to have ruined the mood at the club with his pessimistic comments about the Black Cats going into another relegation battle.
Tottenham will be too much for Sunderland to handle and judging by their recent form. It will be tough for the Black Cats to pick up a win away at Spurs.
Didier Ndong could make his Sunderland debut against Tottenham. Sunderland will be without the services of Vito Mannone, Billy Jones and Fabio Borini.
This should be a relatively easy win for the home side. Sunderland has been poor thus far, and their string of losses seems set to continue against Spurs.
Tottenham to win is 1.33 at Betfred
Harry Kane to score anytime is 2.00 at Betfair