11th Mar 2018 | Premier League | Bournemouth v Tottenham
Tottenham Character Examination
How Spurs react to their cruel Champions League defeat to Juventus will define the rest of their season. Bournemouth are a real litmus test having not lost at home since before Christmas.
This could be an uncomfortable afternoon for Tottenham and we’ll learn how good their powers of recovery are just 4 days after a demoralising Champions League exit.
The truth is they still have plenty to play for this season with the FA Cup and 2nd in the league both still up for grabs but it will be one of Pochettino’s toughest assignments of 2017-18 to re-raise morale and ensure a professional performance here.
In some ways you never know what you’re going to get from Bournemouth. There were just 12 days between the 0-3 victory away to Chelsea and the 4-1 hammering at the hands of Huddersfield. They then gave Newcastle a 2-goal headstart before storming back to 2-2.
But overall they have lost just once in 10 league outings and that makes best odds of 8/5 with Bet365 on a home win or a draw in the double chance market appealing.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:47 11th Mar, 2018 but subject to change