The Beatles famously sang about 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire and there have certainly been gaps in the Rovers defence this season to the extent that Steve Kean’s side sit bottom of the Premier League after eight games played.
Another supporter protest against the manager is planned for this coming Sunday, although the Scot won’t mind if it leads to the same result that was achieved when the fans last paraded some anti-Kean banners with Blackburn beating Arsenal 4-3.
Bet365 (£200 free bets) offer 3/1 that the home side can beat another north London side, although it is hard to have much confidence in a team that have lost their other three matches at Ewood Park conceding ten goals in the process.
Last weekend’s 1-1 draw at QPR was a step in the right direction, with Tottenham also drawing their match at Newcastle and you can get 11/4 (Victor Chandler – £25 free betting) that the game ends all square although the visitors will be disappointed by anything less than a victory from this game.
Harry Redknapp fielded a second string team on Thursday night which still ended up beating Rubin Kazan and the Europa League certainly plays second fiddle to the club’s ambition of returning to the Champions League where they reached the quarter final stage last season.
The visitors are 10/11 to land all three points and that seems like a decent price considering that Spurs came close to winning a much tougher fixture at St James’ Park last weekend where they twice took the lead only to be pegged back.
Emmanuel Adebayor and Rafael Van der Vaart should once again operate in tandem for Tottenham, which will mean Jermain Defoe remains on the bench despite his excellent finish against Newcastle to put his team 2-1 up.