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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Wigan Athletic

White Hart Lane

31/01/12

7:45pm

Spurs v Latics Preview

Wigan Athletic travel to White Hart Lane this evening to face Tottenham Hotspur in an extremely important Premier League clash for both clubs, but for very different reasons. The Latics are desperate for points at the foot of the table, whilst Spurs are aiming to keep in touch with the pace setters at the top.

A poor showing at QPR last time out left the Latics stranded at the bottom, new signing Jean Beausejour, brought in from Birmingham will hopefully make an immediate impact and give Martinez`s side a renewed vigour

Spurs have been in good form this season, some of their displays have been top draw and the Latics will need to be at their best if they are to get anything at all from this game

What The Boss Say's:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez

'Spurs, as we know, are a phenomenal team, very dynamic and one of the Premier League's best right now, which means we'll have to be perfect in everything we do.

'Not many teams have gone to White Hart Lane, kept a clean-sheet and taken three points home with them, so just as we know the quality of who we're playing against we also understand that if we replicate out performance from last season then we have the ability to get another result.

'We're looking for perfection and for high standards from the players, and so far in training all the preparation has been very sharp from the players.'

'We're hoping to have all the paperwork sorted to be able to allow Jean (Beausejour) to make his debut'

Tottenham Hotspur Team News:

Jermain Defoe and winger Aaron Lennon are doubts.

Player to watch: Gareth Bale

Top class player at the top of his game

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Antolin Alcaraz is out with a groin injury and Momo Diame wont be back in time from ACN duty

New signing Jean Beausejour is in line to make his debut, Hugo Rodallega may have been sold!

Latics possible Al-Habsi, Boyce, Gohouri, Caldwell, Figueroa, Watson, McCarthy, Beausejour, Gomez, Moses, Di Santo

Player to watch: Jean Beausejour

New signing making his debut, hopefully making his mark

Any Previous?

Latics and Spurs have met 14 times

Latics 2 wins, Spurs 7, draws 5

Last six meetings

24/09/11 - Premier League - Latics 1 Spurs 2
02/04/11 - Premier League - Latics 0 Spurs 0
28/08/11 - Premier League - Spurs 0 Latics 1
21/02/10 - Premier League - Wigan 0 Spurs 3
22/11/09 - Premier League - Spurs 9 Latics 1
11/01/09 - Premier League - Latics 1 Spurs 0

Ref Watch:

Lee Probert (Gloucester)

Why not take a look at our 'Meet The Ref' article

Lee Probert Caed Watch 2011/12

Games - 22, yellows - 74, reds - 4

Match Prediction:

Head says Spurs win

Heart says Latics can snatch a draw, as always going with the heart

Up Next:

Premier League

Latics v Everton
DW Stadium
Saturday
4/02/12
3pm





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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 30 2012

Time: 11:38PM

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