Premier League Preview for Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland along with Predictions for the matches on week 38 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
What a year it has been for both of these teams, though not for the same reason at all. While Sunderland have largely underperformed, Tottenham have surprised many by remaining in the running for Champions League football at this time of the season.
Tottenham has shown remarkable consistency if you consider their inability to maintain form at the end of the season for the past several years. At the same time, they have had some slip-ups that have led them to be in a position of needing to win and hoping that Arsenal do not.
Sunderland are now safe from relegation, thanks to Arsenal beating Wigan on Tuesday. They have dropped off some from their first couple of matches under Di Canio. He came in and did enough to get this team up out of the relegation zone, but will really have his work cut out for him this summer and next season.
My prediction is for a Tottenham win. Spurs really need this win and Sunderland no longer do. This doesn’t mean that Di Canio won’t be pushing them, but they do not have the same spirit and determination as other teams.
I have predicted a Sunderland goal, but wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a clean sheet for Lloris in the Tottenham goal.
Tottenham (L, W, D, W, D, W, D, W) 2 – 1 Sunderland (D, L, L, W, W, L, D, D)
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