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Tottenham vs Fulham predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight


Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham return to Premier League action on Wednesday night, after a weekend of FA Cup victories for both. Spurs saw off Marine in emphatic fashion, with young forward Alfie Devine netting his first senior goal in the 5-0 win. Fulham also progressed through the third round, beating QPR 2-0.

However, this is an unexpected meeting for the sides in the league, as Spurs were preparing to face Aston Villa and Fulham anticipated a free week, before a reshuffle of the fixtures was forced due to an outbreak of coronavirus at Villa Park.

The two managers have differing views on this impromptu fixture, with Jose Mourinho praising the quick nature of the switch after Spurs’ original game with Fulham was postponed, but Scott Parker labelled the short notice his team have been given to prepare “scandalous”.

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Spurs are fourth ahead of the match and will hope to close the gap to Liverpool and Manchester United ahead of them, while Fulham know a win could take them level with Brighton who are outside the drop zone.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8:15pm on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video, on their app across all mobile devices and desktop website. It can also be streamed via Fire TV, games consoles, BT TV, Apple TV, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, Chromecast, TalkTalkTV and online.

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What is the team news?

Erik Lamela is in contention for a recall after being left out following a rule-breach. Giovani Lo Celso is still out, though, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is also a doubt for Spurs, but should start.

Fulham could have a full squad to choose from, after resting a host of names at the weekend. Scott Parker’s big decision comes with who to start in attack out of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ademola Lookman.

Predicted line-ups

TOT: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bale, Ndombele, Son; Kane

FUL: Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Decordova-Reid, Lemina, Reed, Anguissa, Robinson; Cavaleiro, Lookman

Odds

Tottenham – 5/12

Draw – 43/10

Fulham – 8/1

Prediction

Spurs’ opponent might have changed but if anything it’s for the better with a home game and weaker team, while Fulham come into this on short notice and not having been planning a fixture at all, making tactical work difficult. Home win as a result. Spurs 3-1 Fulham.

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