Sunderland v Tottenham
Sunderland`s first game of the season starts with the visit of Spurs. This will be a good test for us, hopefully our enthusiasm, desire and work rate will give us a good result.
Sunderland Team News:
Grant Leadbitter is out for three weeks with hamstring injury
Carlos Edwards, Craig Gordon and Greg Halford are all hopeful
Player to watch: Carlos Edwards
One of Sunderlands best players last season. I can`t wait to see him terrorising the Spurs defence especially when they have no reconised left back.
Tottenham Hotspur Team News:
All of Spurs left backs Gareth Bale, Young-Pyo Lee and Benoit Assou-Ekotto all have knee and thigh injuries respectively.
Aaron Lennon is out until the end of the month while Ledley King is out until September-October.
Player to watch: Dimitar Berbatov
Spurs top scorer last season with 12 league goals. We will have to contain the Bulgarian if we are to get a result from Spurs.
Match Facts & Stats
Last time at the Stadium of Light we scored a late goal giving us a 1-1 draw
In our 6 Premiership meetings with Spurs at the SOL we have Won 2, Lost 3 and Drew 1.
Lets hope we can start off the new season with a good result. Three points would be nice and as I see it we need to get results from teams like Spurs at home. 1-0 Home win
Birmingham v Sunderland
Wednesday 15th August 2007