PREVIEW Tottenham v Nottingham Forest

first_img[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ohn Isner beating Nicholas Mahut 70-68 in the final set at Wimbledon in 2010.Liverpool beating Middlesbrough 14-13 on penalties.Sometimes the most unlikely pairings produce the most incredulous results.One thing is sure. Spurs won’t be wanting to be putting in too much overtime tonight at White Hart Lane with a trip to the Emirates on Saturday teatime for the North London derby beckoning.As we saw last night with Liverpool, playing a weakened side against a Championship side can level the scales somewhat and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to rest a number of his top players.Forest have made a superb start to the new season, unbeaten in eight games and topping the Championship table with 18 points.The two sides haven’t met since the FA Cup in 2005 which went to a replay.Tottenham v Nottingham ForestCapital One Cup, 3rd RoundLive on SKY, 7.45pmHEAD TO HEAD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2005 FA Cup Nottm Forest 0-3 TottenhamFeb 2005 FA Cup Tottenham 1-1 Nottm ForestApr 1999 Premier Nottm Forest 0-1 TottenhamNov 1998 Premier Tottenham 2-0 Nottm ForestMar 1997 Premier Tottenham 0-1 Nottm ForestJan 1997 Premier Nottm Forest 2-1 TottenhamApr 1996 Premier Nottm Forest 2-1 TottenhamMar 1996 FA Cup Tottenham 1-1 Nottm ForestFeb 1996 FA Cup Nottm Forest 2-2 TottenhamOct 1995 Premier Tottenham 0-1 Nottm ForestAmongst the changes for Spurs Michel Vorm is expected to make his debut in goal with Ben Davies, Fazio, Kyle Naughton, Benjamin Stambouli, Aaron Lennon and Roberto Soldado may all likely players at some points this evening.I went close with Middlesbrough last night and will again go for the underdogs. 5/1 is far too tempting in the circumstances.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK NOTTINGHAM FOREST at around 5/1 for 5 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 18.01 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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