Cardiff v Tottenham Premier League preview and tips

18:30 Tue 01 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Spurs + BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: +200

Tottenham had the chance to remain in the Premier League title hunt when they entertained Wolves on Saturday, although a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Midlands team means that Spurs will not be crowned champions this term.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are still in an excellent position, sitting third in the table and seven points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, with Tottenham heading to Wales on New Year’s Day and they are strong favourites to win this clash.

Spurs are excellent on the road as nine wins from eleven games testifies, with the London side averaging more than two goals per away game and they are likely to profit in this clash against a Cardiff side scrapping against the drop.

Neil Warnock’s team have eighteen points on the board. Despite this being an average of less than a point per match, the Bluebirds are sixteenth in the table and currently keeping their heads above water.

The late winner at Leicester was an enormous boost to this team of scrappers and they also got a point at Selhurst Park although Manchester United’s 5-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium illustrates the shortcomings of the team.

Surely Spurs can achieve a similar scoreline although they do tend to concede on the road, with a recent 6-2 triumph over Everton proving to be a case in hand.

Harry Kane has scored four goals in his previous three matches, with Dele Alli now back in the fold and the players know that they can enjoy a big rest after this game, meaning they’re more likely to leave it all on the pitch.

Neil Warnock’s team have found the net in six of their previous matches so it makes more sense to get with Spurs and both teams to find the net, rather than back the visitors to win to nil in this one.

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Team News

Cardiff: 4-1-4-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Tottenham: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Neil Etheridge
  • 18
    Gregory Cunningham
  • 04
    Sean Morrison
  • 22
    Souleymane Bamba
  • 05
    Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • 17
    Aron Gunnarsson
  • 11
    Joshua Murphy
  • 07
    Harry Arter
  • 21
    Víctor Camarasa
  • 14
    Bobby Reid
  • 13
    Callum Paterson
  • 01
    Hugo Lloris
  • 02
    Kieran Trippier
  • 06
    Davinson Sánchez
  • 04
    Toby Alderweireld
  • 03
    Danny Rose
  • 17
    Moussa Sissoko
  • 08
    Harry Winks
  • 07
    Heung-Min Son
  • 20
    Bamidele Alli
  • 23
    Christian Eriksen
  • 10
    Harry Kane

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11