Tottenham fans may not like it, but Jose Mourinho is their new manager and he can kick off his reign with a victory against London rivals on Saturday.
“The new boss will have a solid core of defensive stability to work with, and the Tottenham players may appreciate his more reactive style to the endless pressing they were asked to do under Pochettino.”
Mauricio Pochettino's failure to refresh the Tottenham squad in the summer of 2018 finally caught up with him this week, but there has been widespread dismay amongst Tottenham fans about the identity of his replacement.
Yet like him or loathe him, no-one can argue that Jose Mourinho knows how to win, and for a club that hasn't claimed a major trophy since 1991, the prospect of silverware in the short term obviously proved too hard to resist.
And there are solid tactical grounds for predicting that Mourinho will get off to a good start. The new boss will have a solid core of defensive stability to work with, and the Tottenham players may appreciate his more reactive style to the endless pressing they were asked to do under Pochettino. Against struggling opponents with dreadful home form, Spurs can start the Mourinho era with a win.
Munster got their Champions Rugby campaign off to a flying start against Ospreys last weekend, and they can make it two out of two on Saturday.
After a slow start to the season, Racing 92 have hit a vein of form in recent games; a run that has coincided with the return of their international stars from World Cup duty. They beat Paris rivals Stade Francais in the Top 14 two weeks back and then overcame Saracens in their opening European fixture on Sunday.
Still, Sarries are at a low ebb at the moment, and a trip to Thomond Park is a much tougher proposition. Munster are top of their conference in the Pro 14 and have won all four competitive home games this season. They are a short price for this one, but those odds are justified, and a home win looks a solid bet.
The decline of the Golden State Warriors means the NBA Western Conference is wide open this season, and two of the leading contenders meet again in Los Angeles in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The revamped Houston line-up has been in superb form, led as ever by James Harden, but boosted by the energy of Russell Westbrook, and although they lost to Denver on Wednesday, they had racked up eight consecutive wins prior to that game.
But taking on the Clippers on their home turf is a tricky assignment. Chris Paul was missing for the 102-93 defeat in Houston earlier this month, but he will be back for this one and the Clippers will be hard to overcome at venue where they've won nine out of ten so far this season. Back LA to edge out their rivals this weekend.
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2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
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