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for 2008-2009 - Match 21

Spurs need 7 points from next three games.

My rudimentary Premier League Predictor programme says that Spurs will survive the relegation battle, despite a meagre points total of 36 points.

The predictor says that Spurs will win just 4 of their remaining 17 games. Those are the next two home games against Portsmouth and Stoke, and later games at home to Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion.

I have previously made the point that Spurs must get some points under their belt in their next games, rather than rely upon the season run-in. Why? Well our last five games include away fixtures at Old Trafford, Goodison Park and Anfield. We also have yet to play Arsenal and Chelsea at home.

My view is that 9 points from our next three games (Bolton away follows the Stoke game) is absolutely vital for Spurs to stand a real chance of survival. Let's say that 7 points might be a satisfactory return from those three games. Any other return, and I am sure the predictor will be saying something else about our chances.


Premier League Results - 10-14.01.09

Arsenal     1-0   Bolton
A. villa    2-1   West Brom
Everton     2-0   Hull
Fulham       P    Blackburn
M'brough    1-1   S'derland
Newcastle   2-2   West Ham
P'tsmouth    P    Man City
Stoke       0-0   Liverpool
Wigan       1-0   Spurs
Man Utd     3-0   Chelsea
Man Utd     1-0   Wigan


       Barclays Premier League
 
Pos Team        P  W  D  L   F  A  GD  Pts
 
 1  Liverpool  21 13  7  1  35 13  22  46 
 2  Man Utd    20 13  5  2  33 10  23  44
 3  Chelsea    21 12  6  3  40 12  28  42  
 4  A. Villa   21 12  5  4  35 23  12  41  
 5  Arsenal    21 11  5  5  34 23  11  38  
 6  Everton    21 10  5  6  29 25   4  35 
 7  Wigan      21  9  4  8  25 22   3  31
 8  Hull       21  7  6  8  28 39 -11  27 
 9  Fulham     19  6  8  5  18 14   4  26
10  West Ham   21  7  5  9  26 30  -4  26
11  Newcastle  21  5  8  8  28 34  -6  23
12  Bolton     21  7  2 12  22 29  -7  23 
13  S'derland  21  6  5 10  22 30  -8  23
14  P'tsmouth  20  6  5  9  21 33 -12  23 
15  Man City   20  6  4 10  38 30   8  22
16  M'brough   21  5  6 10  18 30 -12  21
17  Stoke      21  5  6 10  18 33 -15  21
18  Spurs      21  5  5 11  20 26  -6  20  
19  Blackburn  20  4  6 10  22 36 -14  18 
20  West Brom  21  5  3 13  17 37 -20  18

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