Saturday, 22 October 2016

AFCB just might shock Spurs

Yes, we know Spurs will go top of the league if they win at Dean Court with the early kick off, but there is also plenty of incentive for AFCB to turnover Pochettino's side today in front of the cameras. AFCB have won three home league matches on the bounce, which is already a greater achievement than last season, but they have not yet matched or surpassed the run of being six games undefeated in the Premier League that they achieved last November/December.

Both teams have good reason to want another win if not mainly for the satisfaction of the three points. Extending the home record to four home wins for AFCB though would be a watershed moment, not just for the number of wins in a row, but for beating a side that is sitting in the top three places. While it has been only the most optimistic of AFCB fans that have dared to think that a side like Spurs could slip up at Dean Court, there is a belief rooted in strong home form at present which should make even the most confident of Spurs support a little nervous about predicting the outcome of this game.

The Cherries just might deliver something special again like they did against Everton and Hull City.
We know Spurs are not Hull City, but they failed to win in their midweek Champions League match and have dropped points against WBA and Everton on the road even if they remain undefeated. That is another incentive for the Cherries to be the first team to take three points off of the only unbeaten Premier League side. This is a stiff challenge for the Cherries to master but they have to set themselves targets every match day and playing Spurs when their form may have slightly lost it's full cutting-edge (still three goals in their last two PL games!) is a match that is worthy of being the early match of the day.

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Looking at the early kick-offs that AFCB had last season, the Spurs away game was one such match when the Lilywhites smashed five past the Cherries. Defeats against Newcastle, Arsenal and Liverpool at home in early kick-offs in 2015/16 may not give AFCB supporters great confidence, but it's a different season and records are there to be broken. UTCIAD!

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