Tottenham may have finished down in sixth last term, but they’d have made the Champions League with no need for the play-off round if only their second-half endeavours counted.
In the genesis of the new campaign little seems to have changed, with their two competitive outings so far yielding victory courtesy of improved showings after the interval.
With the Lilywhites 1/2 favourites for victory over 11/2 outsiders QPR in their second successive league London derby, backing them to once more display their best after the break by winning the second stanza is an avenue to increased profit at a far more appealing 4/5.
Last season Spurs were first-half Dr Jeyklls whose record of ten wins, 17 draws and 11 losses would have been good enough only for tenth place in a division decided entirely upon minutes 1-45.
After the break however, they were beserker Hydes by comparison, winning 19, drawing 11 and losing a mere eight of their second stanzas.
Only Manchester City and Arsenal were better after the oranges were distributed.
It was a record sustained over the tenures of two successive managers, so doubts as to the continued relevance of the trend under the auspices of Mauricio Pochettino should not be overly grave.
Indeed the Argentine has presided over second-half victories in both his competitive games so far.
First Eric Dier’s late, late winner earned an admirable man-down battle to victory against West Ham, then his introduction of Erik Lamela inspired the troops to turn over a first-period deficit in Limassol.
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