Tottenham vs. Hull City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Tottenham Hotspur will look to secure three points when they welcome Hull City to White Hart Lane on Sunday evening.
Spurs are fifth in the table, so it will be important to pick up these three points in order to maintain ground on Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City. This is a match they should be winning, so anything less than a win would be big points lost.
Hull City, on the other hand, will be happy with whatever they can get. They've been punching above their weight so far after getting promoted last season. The Tigers are ninth in the table on 11 points. While it will be difficult to hold that position the rest of the season, supporters will likely be happy if the club can avoid relegation.
While this looks to surely be a Tottenham win, the Premier League season has been very unpredictable so far, so maybe Hull can pull off the upset.
When: Sunday, Oct. 27, at 12 p.m. ET; 5 p.m. BST
Where: White Hart Lane, London, England
TV: Premier League Extra Time (US)
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra (US)
Odds (courtesy of Bloomberg Sports)
Tottenham win: 67.1 percent
Hull City win: 12.0 percent
Draw: 20.9 percent
Top Storyline to Watch: The Form of Andros Townsend
One of the many silver linings of the Gareth Bale transfer has been the fact that Andros Townsend has been given a consistent place in the team. If Bale's still there, Townsend is likely loaned out, as he was during the second half of last season.
Instead, the 22-year-old winger has become a vital part of Andre Villas-Boas' side. In seven EPL appearances this season, Townsend has a goal and an assist. What doesn't show up on the stat sheet is his ability to burst down the right flank and cause problems for the opposition's defense.
Against a defensive side like Hull City, Townsend's speed can help to make something out of nothing and add a direct element to the Tottenham attack.
The question isn't whether Tottenham will win, but rather by how much they'll win.
Hull City have been dreadful on the road so far this season, winning one and losing three. In addition, they have a goal differential of minus-four, compared to plus-two at home.
What's the result of this match?
Spurs will control possession for most of the match. The important thing will be to make the most of that possession, as they've had trouble doing that so far. Roberto Soldado has too often been caught on an island, and the attack looks disjointed as a result.
With all the attacking talent on Tottenham, it's easy to forget how good they've been defensively. They've surrendered just five goals in eight matches and kept five clean sheets. You don't see any way Hull find the back of the net, especially enough to earn three points.
Steve Bruce's best hope will be to defend, defend and defend some more and hold out for a scoreless draw.
Unfortunately for him, Spurs' attack will start to look more fluid as the players have had more time to build that chemistry. Soldado finds the net early, and Spurs cruise to the finish.
Tottenham 3, Hull City 0
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