LONDON ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur and Mark Davies of Bolton Wanderers battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on February 5 2011 in London England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Despite the fact that Bolton Wanderers are still in the thick of the relegation battle, the men in white have been on an unexpectedly good run of form. In their last eight games Bolton have won four, drawn two, and lost two. In that time, picking up 14 of a possible 24 points. Tottenham, on the other hand, have lost two of their last three Premier League matches, scoring a total of four goals in that span.
This season, the Reebok Stadium hasn't been the fortress that we have known it as in the past. Bolton haven't been able to carve out a distinct home advantage in recent months but will hope that Spurs' recent history there will come into play. In their last three visits to the Reebok Stadium, Spurs have managed to score two goals in each visit but have only come out with a single point from the three combined matches. The fixture has been a high-scoring affair of late with each of those last three matches averaging five total goals.
Tottenham have been reeling ever since the Harry Redknapp for England speculation started. Spurs have not won away from home since December 2011, drawing four and losing four. Spurs have also failed to score in five of their last six away matches, going without a single goal in their last four. Bolton will have to work to get an advantage though as the only team with less points at home than us is Wolverhampton.
Bolton once again have injury concerns as Gretar Steinsson, Nigel Reo-Coker, and Darren Pratley are all doubtful for the match. This would mean that Mark Davies is the only fit central midfielder in a Bolton shirt. As for Spurs, they have an equally long injury list and have recently added Louis Saha, Aaron Lennon, and Benoit Assou-Ekotto to it.
Bolton will have to watch the counter attack against Tottenham. The Trotters are prone to conceding goals when being shorthanded on defense. To make matters worse, Tottenham have scored a league high 32 goals from counter attacks.
All that said, Bolton will be boosted by a little bit of wonderful news that has been confirmed by the club. Fabrice Muamba will make his return to the Reebok tomorrow and will be sat in the stands to watch the match.
What do you predict the result will be
Bolton Win (10 votes)
Draw (14 votes)
Tottenham Win (25 votes)
49 total votes