Tottenham v Bees predictions…

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If we play like we did yesterday then we will be in trouble. I cant see Spurs failng to take advantage of dominant possession..Depends too on injury situation. IMO need to get Wissa and Baptiste on the pitch as starters. Maybe go 3-4-3.Hope for a point but can't see it unless massive improvement.
 

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We'll definitely need to put pressure on them in midfield more than against Everton. If we allow Son to get easy ball and start running at our back line we could be in trouble.
Confidence should be higher for us after a draw and win therefore I'm going 1-1.
 

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Keep Spurs out for most of the game and hope they run out of ideas. Conte does his impersonation of a man with his trousers on fire on the touchline and makes bizarre substitutions which creates a couple of chances for us, one of them taken by Bryan. Spurs fans go ballistic - we go mental.
 

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..............unbeaten run continues...........1-1...........
 

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If we play like we did yesterday then we will be in trouble. I cant see Spurs failng to take advantage of dominant possession..Depends too on injury situation. IMO need to get Wissa and Baptiste on the pitch as starters. Maybe go 3-4-3.Hope for a point but can't see it unless massive improvement.

Wissa and baptiste ahead of who, Frank and BM? You sure? both back from longish injuries, played a few minutes each and you would replce two of our best performing and most important players?

I reckon he might start Jenson, it feels like his kind of game.
 

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With Henry and Norgaard going off with knocks on Saturday they migt be rested to recover?

Spurs are playing sh*t - but so are we....

1-0 Spurs ☹️
 

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Tough one to call, plus they had the weekend off.

The injuries worry me. RH and CN in the side and we can snatch a 1-1.

Missing them and i think its a tough ask. Spurs could just have a bit too much for us 2-0 the bad guys.
 

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I don’t do predictions anymore, but I’ll just put in the mix that Spuds have only scored 11 goals in 12 games! Having had the weekend off, can we hope that Conte still hasn’t fine-tuned them enough, and needs 1 more game?
 

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2 2 draw in my crystal ball for this one. Higher tempo performamce that keeps the confidence building. Conte loses his sh*t completely as Wissa equalises in the last ten.
 

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we have 4 points from 2 games :LOL:
And we can play much better than we did in either game. In fact we have done so and come away with nothing in at least three games.
 

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Wissa and baptiste ahead of who, Frank and BM? You sure? both back from longish injuries, played a few minutes each and you would replce two of our best performing and most important players?

I reckon he might start Jenson, it feels like his kind of game.
IMO we need to change the formation to.3-4-3. We are very predictable now and were dominated by Everton. Wissa can be the third striker.I would leave Sergi out and play Baptiste in the middle with Norgaard and have Rico and Vitaly in the wide positions. We nicked the three points yesterday . IMO we will struggle to nick many more unless something changes. Why not start Baptiste? He brought quality into a sterile mid and he can be subbed. Frank brought energy but no quality and IMO didnt justify a start on thursday.
However Thomas doesnt like changes so l suspect more of the same.Injuries might force his hand though.
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We go down 4-2, in it until the 88th minute, when Son breaks away and scores a 4th

Pinnock and Janelt with our goals
Wissa hits the post on 78 mins
 

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The only thing I can say with any certainty is that changing to a 3-4-3 against a manager that insists on dominating the midfield is a recipe for disaster.

so of course it’ll probably happen…

It’s going to be tough: lots of Spuzzies with a point to prove, a weeks rest since their last game while we have a few carrying knocks, and most of all it’s their first game after the sh*tshow in Slovenia so Conte will tearing them a new one. IF we can keep it level into the second half then maybe the natives will get restless and they will feel the pressure and crumble but personally I think anything we get from this game will be a bonus.
 

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The only thing I can say with any certainty is that changing to a 3-4-3 against a manager that insists on dominating the midfield is a recipe for disaster.

so of course it’ll probably happen…

It’s going to be tough: lots of Spuzzies with a point to prove, a weeks rest since their last game while we have a few carrying knocks, and most of all it’s their first game after the sh*tshow in Slovenia so Conte will tearing them a new one. IF we can keep it level into the second half then maybe the natives will get restless and they will feel the pressure and crumble but personally I think anything we get from this game will be a bonus.
We were dominated by Everton in mid while playing 3-5-2.we need more of a threat up front and more quality in mid to retain the ball and create chances. I just feel it isn't working anymore. Something needs to change. Delighted if lm wrong.
 

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Tough game this one with them having the break. Hope Rico and Norgaard are OK as need them both. Heart 1-1, head 2-0 them.
 

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We were dominated by Everton in mid while playing 3-5-2.we need more of a threat up front and more quality in mid to retain the ball and create chances. I just feel it isn't working anymore. Something needs to change. Delighted if lm wrong.
You see I didn't see it that way. For sure we didn't use the ball well when we had it, and IMHO we still are too quick to go long but I wouldn't say Everton dominated us. Apart from Doucoure who is a class apart I though the rest of their midfield was poor. They only got into it for the last 25 mins when we dropped so deep they had room to pass the ball about.
 

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IMO we need to change the formation to.3-4-3. We are very predictable now and were dominated by Everton. Wissa can be the third striker.I would leave Sergi out and play Baptiste in the middle with Norgaard and have Rico and Vitaly in the wide positions. We nicked the three points yesterday . IMO we will struggle to nick many more unless something changes. Why not start Baptiste? He brought quality into a sterile mid and he can be subbed. Frank brought energy but no quality and IMO didnt justify a start on thursday.
However Thomas doesnt like changes so l suspect more of the same.Injuries might force his hand though.
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Maybe in terms of the use of the ball......................... But dominated?!?! Come on mate lighten up.

Yes it wasnt great but again i think we are getting ahead of ourselves, they are a good team tipped for top 6 at the start what are you expecting? The records show that we won. Get our squad into a fit shape and we will be fine. They had 2 good chances, we equally had another 2 good chances as well as our pen.

We wont dominate every side and will have off games, confidence in the Prem is a huge thing. We hadnt won in 5 games and conceded a fair few as well. Lets build them up again and get at Spurs on Thursday night.
 
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A lot depends on who starts. It’s as good a time as any to rest players carrying knocks when Leeds are going to have two days extra rest on Sunday. Hopefully we just have a real go and come out with 2-2.
 

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Depends on who's available to play. To get something from this with our best team available wouldn't be easy, but with the current injury problems I can only see a comfortable win for Spurs. Hope I'm wrong.
 

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They've had more time to recover. We're still not playing our best. 2-1
 

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Depends on who's available to play. To get something from this with our best team available wouldn't be easy, but with the current injury problems I can only see a comfortable win for Spurs. Hope I'm wrong.
Have you seen Spurs play recently :LOL:
 

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A lot depends on who starts. It’s as good a time as any to rest players carrying knocks when Leeds are going to have two days extra rest on Sunday. Hopefully we just have a real go and come out with 2-2.
I don’t think we have the luxury of resting anyone unless we think they’re at serious risk of injury. A lot of games coming up so the rest they’re getting is before Spurs. Hopefully their experience of games thick and fast last season will give an advantage.
 

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Maybe in terms of the use of the ball......................... But dominated?!?! Come on mate lighten up.

Yes it wasnt great but again i think we are getting ahead of ourselves, they are a good team tipped for top 6 at the start what are you expecting? The records show that we won. Get our squad into a fit shape and we will be fine. They had 2 good chances, we equally had another 2 good chances as well as our pen.

We wont dominate every side and will have off games, confidence in the Prem is a huge thing. We hadnt won in 5 games and conceded a fair few as well. Lets build them up again and get at Spurs on Thursday night.
We will have to disagree on this. A lot of folk are of the opinion that it was a good performance . Cant see it. I'm pleased you agree that they dominated in terms of use of the ball. Not sure what other kind of domination you have in mind and its what Thomas repeatedly says he wants to see from us. They fell short in terms of end product and hats off to our defensive resilience. IMHO we are very predictable at the mo. Hopefully we can get Wissa and Baptiste in as starters asap.
 

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You never know. We've beaten Arsenal, beaten West Ham on their own patch, drawn with a magnificent Liverpool team, should have drawn or even beaten Chelsea and probably shouldn't have lost to Leicester. So playing the so called top 6 or 8 or whatever, we've been more than competitive.

This Spurs team are void of confidence having just lost to a team in the Conference league who are probably no better than Wigan Athletic and the likes of Kane, Ali and Ndombele were playing, it wasn't a bunch of kids. I think Spurs need a major kick up the behind, however we've just taken 4 points in our last 2 games. We also up our game when the odds are against us, we generally struggle when they're with us! (weirdly).

This could be another very famous night in our history. I predict we win 2-1 and Conte is already under pressure... at the most overrated club in the world.
 

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Was chatting to my Spurs supporting friend (I know...) last night and he says that on their forums they expect a tough game but almost all of them think they should win if they play their best team.

Not one of them could name their best team...

Hope is a wonderful thing...
 

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I trust TF and the players to put in a top performance and do us proud.
However, the reality is that against a team of Tottenham’s quality it will boil down to how focussed and ‘at it’ they are plus a little a bit of how Lady Luck decides to lean.
If both of those are in our favour 2-1 Bees, if not 3-1 Spuds.
 

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Depends on which Bees team turns up. Yes, using the word ‘dominated’ to describe the Everton game might not be entirely correct. However, if we play like that we will be dominated. Rondon + Gordon + Townsend + Iwobi = barely a fraction of Son’s and Kane’s quality. After their Europa Conference league result, they’ll either come out flying or they’ll be pretty pedestrian. Would love to see Toney, Mbeumo and Wissa up front together in a 343.

It’ll either be 3-0 spurs or 1-1 I reckon. Yet after a great result at West Ham earlier on, who knows.....
 

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Not optimistic. 2-1 or 3-1 Spurs, on the basis that RH and CN both carrying knocks. The only bright side is that both Ghoddos and Jensen were conspicuously glued to the bench on Sunday, presumably to keep them fresh, and - most importantly - fit for Thursday.

CN for my mind is not quite as essential as he was last season - being marked a bit too closely now, but Rico is a loss if he is indeed injured. Unless of course Sergi drops really deep, Bryan covers him, and Wissa starts. And I'm probably completely wrong in all of that!!
 

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Not optimistic. 2-1 or 3-1 Spurs, on the basis that RH and CN both carrying knocks. The only bright side is that both Ghoddos and Jensen were conspicuously glued to the bench on Sunday, presumably to keep them fresh, and - most importantly - fit for Thursday.

CN for my mind is not quite as essential as he was last season - being marked a bit too closely now, but Rico is a loss if he is indeed injured. Unless of course Sergi drops really deep, Bryan covers him, and Wissa starts. And I'm probably completely wrong in all of that!!
Rico would be a huge loss. But, out of interest, what makes you say CN is not as essential. I'd argue, apart from Ivan and David, he's absolutely 100% essential. One of the most gifted midfielders I've ever seen for Bees
 

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Rico would be a huge loss. But, out of interest, what makes you say CN is not as essential. I'd argue, apart from Ivan and David, he's absolutely 100% essential. One of the most gifted midfielders I've ever seen for Bees
Ok.... deep breath...!! He was absolutely dominant last season, but although he is still a very skilful player I do not think he has had quite the same impact at this higher level. Maybe he needs stronger players around him? He still has some lovely touches but in this tougher arena he, for me, does not make the killer passes that he was last season.

Tin hat on..... ;-)
 

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Ok.... deep breath...!! He was absolutely dominant last season, but although he is still a very skilful player I do not think he has had quite the same impact at this higher level. Maybe he needs stronger players around him? He still has some lovely touches but in this tougher arena he, for me, does not make the killer passes that he was last season.

Tin hat on..... ;-)
Fair enough. I guess it depends on what you consider his purpose to be. For me, he's not there to make killer passes ( as he did when he was deployed in CB, passing through the lines), it's more the 'invisible' work he does. For example, against Everton, on a few occasions he cut out potential through balls. I see what you mean, that on the face of it his influence has decreased, but if you took him out of the squad, you'd really see a difference
 

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The case for: we've saved our best performances for the bigger teams so far; Spurs are not playing particularly well; Kane can only score for England at the moment

The case against: player for player they are better than us; TF may decide not to risk anyone carrying a knock given our game on Sunday; I'm sat in the Spurs end so will no doubt have to suffer while all those around me celebrate :rolleyes:

Conclusion: no idea!
 
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