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LUFC Spurs v Leeds Preview

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Leeds United for a FA Cup fourth round tie on Saturday evening in front of the live ITV cameras.

Form

Spurs

Spurs lost on Wednesday night 2-0 at Liverpool in the Premiership.

Last time out at home an inspired performance by hull City goalkeeper kept out the Spurs strikers and theyy had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Spurs have been impressive at home this season but have suffered a couple of surpirse defeats against both Stoke and Wolves 1-0.

In the third round they disposed of Championship side Peterborough 4-0 at home.

Recent home form: dWWWLW

Leeds
The Whites find themselves in their worst run of the season having gone four games since their last win.

Since their shock of the thrid round win at Manchester United 1-0, they have drawn at home with Wycombe, lost at Exeter and were beaten at home in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy 2-1 at home by Carlisle in midweek.

Recent away form: LWWdWD

History

The two clubs have a long and established history and have met on no fewer than 47 occasions at White Hart Lane.

Spurs have the much better record winning 26 games to Leeds 9 with 12 being drawn.

The last time the two clubs met at White Hart Lane in the 2003/04 season Spurs won 2-1.

They have met six times in the FA Cup, Spurs have won 3, Leeds 1 and 2 have been drawn.

The last time they met in the competition was in the 1998/99 season in the fifth round, after a 1-1 draw at Elland Road, Spurs won the replay 2-0 thanks to two long range efforts from Darren Anderton and David Ginola.

Cup history between the two clubs
1953/54 Leed 3-3 Spurs
1953/54 Spurs 1-0 Leeds
1971/72 Leeds 2-1 Spurs
1981/82 Spurs 1-0 Leeds
1998/99 Leeds 1-1 Spurs
1998/99 Spurs 2-0 Leeds

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Spurs 1/3
Draw 5/1
Leeds Between 9/1 & 10/1

To win the Cup

Spurs 13/2
Leeds 119/1



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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Thursday January 21 2010
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