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  • December 11, 2011
  • • 11:00 AM
  • • Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: C. Foy
  • • Attendance: 27529
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Premier League Preview: Stoke City - Tottenham

The north London club is on a stellar run after remaining unbeaten in its last 11 games in the Premier League, having registered 10 victories during this time


PROBABLE LINEUPS

STOKE CITY
 


Sorensen
Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Higginbotham
Pennant, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington
Walters, Crouch

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Friedel
Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto
Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale
Van der Vaart
Adebayor
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis barely has any injury concerns ahead of this fixture, as Mamady Sidibe (knee) is the only player still sidelined. But Danny Collins is also unavailable, after going out on loan to Ipswich Town.

Meanwhile, Rory Delap missed the victory over Everton with a back injury, but he should at least be able to make the bench for this clash.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will not be able to use the services of David Bentley (knee), Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) or Jermaine Jenas (Achilles).

Several players are doubts for this fixture, with Gareth Bale recovering from a knock, while Jermain Defoe is dealing with a hamstring problem. Ledley King has yet again encountered a knee problem, while Niko Kranjcar is recovering from a thigh injury. Roman Pavlyuchenko was previously ruled out for the game against PAOK, but could be fit for the upcoming game. But it is unlikely that he might be handed a place in the starting lineup.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Stoke City has lost four of its last six games in the Premier League. But it has won its last two.
  • The Potters have beaten Spurs 16 times in league games at home, but have lost 11 games as well. A further nine ended as draws.
  • Over the course of the the two clubs' existence, Stoke has managed to put 94 goals past the north London club's defense, while conceding 126 in the process.
  • Tottenham Hotspur has won four of the last five Premier League games between the two sides, including two victories at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Gareth Bale (pictured right) has scored four goals and created four more in his last five games in the Premier League.
  • Harry Redknapp's men are currently undefeated in their last 11 league games, and are on a run of six consecutive victories.
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Players to watch

P. Crouch

Position: Attacker

Games: 24

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G. Bale

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Stoke City

Tottenham Hotspur

Wins
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1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
Stoke City FC Stoke City
Draw
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Tottenham Hotspur FC Tottenham Hotspur
18%
70%

Top 3 Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
1 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Stoke City FC STO
1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Stoke City FC STO
0 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT

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