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Ange Postecoglou's first five with Spurs

Ange Postecoglou has made history by becoming the first Australian to coach in the English Premier League, and the fun is about to get underway.

One or two eyebrows were raised when Tottenham handed the former Socceroos coach his big chance in England, so it is crucial he gets his tenure off to a good start.

A good start to the season can get the fans on board, win over the doubters and set yourself up for a successful campaign. However a bad start will have the opposite effect.

Finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League would be a big success in the 2023/24 season and Tottenham can be backed at 4.33 to make it.

For that they need a strong start to the season. It is not long before Postecoglou will get his first taste of the North London derby against Arsenal, followed by Liverpool.

But before that Tottenham have five big games and Postecoglou will want a solid start.

Brentford (away)

Postecoglou and Tottenham get the new season underway with a short trip to West London to take on Brentford on Saturday 13th August.

It will be a tricky opener for Spurs, who finished just one spot and one point ahead of the Bees last season.

The corresponding fixture last season finished in a 2-2 draw, while Brentford pulled off an impressive 3-1 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham are still priced at 2.20 to start the season with a win. Brentford are 3.20, while the draw is available at 3.40.

Manchester United (home)

Postecoglou’s first home fixture does not get much bigger than Manchester United.

United, like Tottenham, will be battling it out for the top four in the season ahead, and a victory for Postecoglou would be huge.

Expectations are higher at United, who are 1.72 to make the top four, and it would be a big early scalp if Tottenham could get the win. Home advantage will be crucial for Tottenham.

Bournemouth (away)

One of three away games for Postecoglou in his opening five games, and again, it will not be easy.

The same can be said for any game away from home in the Premier League. Bournemouth had a shocking end to last season, but still managed to finish 15th on the ladder and well clear of the relegation places.

It will be a tough game, but one that Tottenham need to be winning if they have aspirations of making the top four.

Burnley (away)

This will be Burnley’s first season back in the Premier League after they took the Championship by storm last season.

They amassed 101 points when winning the title and will be very dangerous opponents in the early part of the season, especially in front of a hostile home support in Lancashire.

Many top teams have left Turf Moor empty handed in the past and a point for Postecoglou’s side could be seen as a good result.

Sheffield United (home)

Tottenham then face another side who were promoted from the Championship last season, Sheffield United.

The Blades finished second on the ladder, 10 points behind Burnley, to clinch automatic promotion with relative ease.

It could be a tough season for the Yorkshiremen, who are priced at 5.00 to finish bottom of the ladder, and nothing other than a win for Tottenham will do.

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