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Magath’s men march closer to safety and can snatch draw at Spurs

| 18.04.2014

Fulham managed to pull off a shock 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane last season, and odds of 25/1 says the relegation-threatened side can beat Tottenham by that scoreline again.

Felix Magath has rallied his men to three wins in their last five Premier League games but, with the Cottagers being priced at 11/2 for three points, the German will need his players to produce something special this time around.

His team come up against Tim Sherwood’s side, who are in inconsistent form. In Tottenham’s last five league games, they have lost and won twice, but are odds-on at 8/15 for victory.

West London club Fulham are now just two points away from safety, with four fixtures of the campaign to go. They are priced at evens to stay up, and 4/5 to go down. Take your chances for a draw at 3/1 for the Cottagers to get a crucial away point.

Following this match at White Hart Lane, Magath will prepare for the remaining fixtures Hull City, Stoke City and Crystal Palace – all winnable games.

To help Fulham’s hopes more, they go up against a depleted Spurs side. The North Londoners will be without defensive trio Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker, while Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Etienne Capoue are also sidelined.

It seems that Spurs have nothing to fight for this season anymore, being seven points behind the top four (40/1 for a Champions League place) and, with manager Sherwood knowing he will leave the club in the summer anyway, they would perhaps have less motivation than their city rivals.

Magath will again be without record signing Kostas Mitroglou, but the Greek striker has done nothing to help their causes so far in his two appearances, so he will not be missed.

One man who is in high confidence, however, is Hugo Rodallega. The Colombian has netted twice in his last two games, both being crucial winners, against Aston Villa and then Norwich. You can back him at 9/1 to score last again, or 10/3 to get a goal anytime.

For Spurs, meanwhile, Christian Eriksen has been on target four times in his last four Premier League matches, and is 6/4 to net anytime.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.