Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Spurs v Cardiff and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s 3pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Spurs v Cardiff Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 06/10/18
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Wembley
  • Channel: N/A

How much will Spurs have left in the tank from their energised encounter midweek against Barcelona, which saw Spurs lose back to back Champions League games, which puts them further from qualification for the knock out round.

Cardiff make the pleasant trip along the M4 towards North-West London for the traditional kick off time and goof as BIG underdogs in the game.

Comments suggest Cardiff have played a bit better than their current merits in the league, however face big guns Tottenham Hotspur, where you might think if an upset is potentially on the cards, Cardiff should see this as a chance to head west with at least a point in their eyes.

Team News

Firstly Spurs – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is without Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele, Vincent Janssen, Serge Aurier and Jan Vertonghen for the welcome of Cardiff. Michel Vorm is a doubt for the home side, though with Hugo Lloris back at full fitness, he was unlikely to have started anyway. Finally, Danny Rose and Eric Dier could come in for Ben Davies and Victor Wanyama from the side that started the 4-2 loss to Barcelona on Wednesday night.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has no fresh injury concerns to worry himself about, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Lee Peltier and Aron Gunnarsson all side-lined. The Bluebirds boss could name the same XI that started the 2-1 home loss to Burnley last weekend.

Team news courtesy of whoscored.com

Potential Spurs Starting XI: Lioris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Winks, Dier, Moura, Lamela, Heung-min and Kane

Potential Cardiff Starting XI: Etheridge, Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Cunningham, Murphy, Ralls, Arter, Camarasa, Peterson and Zohore

Head To Head

  • Spurs 4-1-0 Cardiff

Key Stats & Facts

  • Spurs have kept a clean sheet in their last five matches against Cardiff in all competitions.
  • Cardiff have lost their last four matches (Premier League).
  • Spurs have led at half time and full time in their last three home matches against Cardiff.
  • There have been three or more goals scored in Cardiff’s last four Premier League games.
  • Spurs have won the last two meetings 1-0 versus Cardiff – 15/2 general this weekend.

Betting Odds

  • Spurs – 1/4 Betfred
  • Draw 6/1 Betfair
  • Cardiff 14/1 Betfred

The Verdict

This tie will surely attract punters away from backing Spurs at just 1/4 after a valiant display in midweek and are 1/25 ON to win or draw, which would be a coupon killer for this to fall. I do believe that many punters will continue to include this in their ACCA builders.

What we know about both teams are that Spurs are strong in shooting from direct free kicks, resilient in counter attacks and attacking set pieces. Spurs will be aware attacking set pieces are Cardiff’s weakness in defending.

The layers all expect a goal fest, with over 2.5 goals at just 1/2 with some Asian handicap goal prices on three goals exactly is 7/6 with Marathonbet. I think with the game in midweek, Cardiff could have more on their side, with Spurs keeping the game tight and potentially emulating the low scoring affairs from the last two games.

If you feel comfortable in backing under 3.5 goals Marathonbet punt 3/4 on this, so if you expect Spurs to keep a clean sheet, they would have to score four times to win the bet. Win to nil is 23/20, which from a 1/4 shot is a BIG jump in my opinion. However, I will remain with under 3.5 goals, where Spurs have landed this in all of the last six in the Premier League. Cardiff have achieved this outcome in four of the last seven, with the three affected matches to all of the big six.

Recommended Bets

  • Under 3.5 goals – 3/4 (Marathonbet)