Reading - Tottenham Betting Preview: Expect late goals once again for under-pressure Villas-Boas

After a disappointing start to the season, Spurs will be desperate to ease the pressure on their new boss and Al Hain-Cole is expecting late goals
The pressure is already mounting on new Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas after just three games in charge and no Premier League wins.

The former Chelsea boss will hope for more luck away from the pressure of an expectant home crowd, as his side travel to newly-promoted Reading.

Spurs are favourites to get a first win under their belts at the Madejski Stadium, with Paddy Power offering even money (2.00) on an away victory.

Reading are also searching for their first three points of the Premier League campaign, although they have only played two games so far due to the postponement of their clash with Sunderland.

Brian McDermott's men may have to wait a bit longer for their first win, as they are are underdogs at 11/4 (3.75) in this game.

Late equalisers have cost Spurs two points in each of their last two matches, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on another stalemate taking place on Sunday.

The Londoners are not the only ones providing late drama, however, as both of Reading's Premier League games so far have included last minute goals.

With the fear of conceding sure to pray on the players' minds in the latter stages of this match, odds of 10/11 (1.91) on a goal going in after the 73rd minute are surely too good to pass up.

That bet would have paid out in all five league games featuring these two sides this season.

Of course, the Tottenham starting line-up should have a rather different look to the team that took to the field against Norwich, with a number of new signings now eligible to start following late moves.

One of those is Clint Dempsey, who Spurs dramatically snapped up from under the noses of Liverpool on transfer deadline day.

The USA international struck 17 times for Fulham last season, and should bring some valuable cutting edge to the Tottenham side.

At odds of 7/1 (8.00), it is worth having a gamble on the forward replicating Moussa Dembele and opening the scoring on debut for his new club.

Goal after the 73rd minute at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power
Clint Dempsey to score first at 7/1 (8.00) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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