Tottenham Hotspur are still without a 'home' win in the Premier League this season. The Lilywhites are currently playing their matches at Wembley Stadium while the new White Hart Lane football ground is being constructed. In similar fashion to West Ham taking time to get used to the Olympic Stadium following their move from the Boleyn Ground, Tottenham appear to be struggling to adapt to their new surroundings.
Their first home game of the season was a 1-2 defeat at the hands of London rivals and defending champions Chelsea. Both sides were closely matched on paper, so the fact that they lost didn't attract too much attention. However, they subsequently drew 1-1 with Burnley and 0-0 with Swansea City, games that they were expected to win at a canter.
Tottenham fans and neutral football punters have been left scratching their heads and wondering when the first win will come. Up next is the visit of Bournemouth which looks a very winnable fixture and no doubt most people will expect a comfortable home win. However, I'd be tempted to take a look at www.matchedbettingsites.com for advice on a safer way to bet, at least until Spurs get that elusive first win at Wembley out of the way.
It's not as if the warning signs were not there last season when Tottenham used Wembley for their European matches. In a quite disastrous Champions League campaign, they were beaten 1-2 by Monaco and 0-1 by Bayer Leverkusen. With the pressure off, they did manage to win 3-1 against CSKA Moscow when it was already decided that they would be dropping down to the Europa League.
Things then went from bad to worse in the second tier competition, as Spurs were knocked out in the last 32 by plucky Belgian side Gent. Having lost the away leg 0-1, Spurs needed to respond but could only draw 2-2, a nightmare result that sent them crashing out 2-3 on aggregate. As if that wasn't enough, Chelsea beat them 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-final, which was also played at Wembley.
In truth, it hasn't all been bad this season, as Tottenham have beaten Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Champions League and Barnsley 1-0 in the Carabao Cup. However, in their last ten games at Wembley in all competitions, Spurs have only won three times which is staggering. The wait goes on for a first Premier League win at HA9 and many of their fans will be glad that the switch in football grounds is only a temporary arrangement.