Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Wolves when they travel to Cardiff City.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost a one-goal lead against Wolves at Wembley on Saturday to ensure they end 2018 in third place. Meanwhile, Cardiff go into the game off the back of a dramatic win against Leicester City in which Victor Camarasa scored the only goal of the game in injury time.
Read on for Cardiff v Tottenham live stream options, team news, predicted XIs, stats and TV channel info.
When is Cardiff vs Tottenham?
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: Tuesday, 1 January
Kick-off: 5:30 PM GMT
Tottenham ended 2018 with defeat to Wolves, just days after they had been tipped to challenge for the Premier League title alongside Liverpool and Manchester City.
The defeat saw Spurs drop down from second to third and brought the north London side back down to earth as a second-half drop in performance allowed the away side to leave Wembley with all three points.
It also ended a run of five straight wins which had initially boosted Spurs up to second, capitalising on poor results from Manchester City and Chelsea.
Cardiff, meanwhile, ended the year on a high with victory over Leicester to push them up to 16th, but Neil Warnock will know the fight against relegation will continue into 2019.
Spurs won the previous fixture between the two sides this season, a slender 1-0 victory at Wembley, as part of their good start to the campaign, winning six of their opening eight matches.
And they can expect an equally tricky fixture in Wales on Tuesday against a Cardiff side likely to smell blood following Wolves’ victory.
Where can I watch live?
UK viewers can watch Cardiff vs Tottenham on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, channels 401 and 402 respectively on Sky and channels 501 and 502 respectively for Virgin Media users.
Could Spurs use 2019’s potential to make Mauricio Pochettino stay?
Spurs enter the New Year knowing they will be facing a fight to keep Mauricio Pochettino, with Manchester United looking for a permanent manager for the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
Pochettino has done a marvellous job at Spurs, turning the club from top six contenders to Champions League regulars, evening pushing Premier League title winners close on occasion. But Spurs do now need to take the next step under Pochettino, proving to the Argentinian that the new White Hart Lane will be the place for him to stay.
Weaknesses have been exposed in Tottenham and an over-reliance on Harry Kane still remains, with no adequate striking back up, but if they continue on Pochettino’s path, silverware could be on its way.
Cardiff have not had the best of luck against Tottenham, winning just 11 of the 50 games between the two sides.
The Bluebirds’ last win against Spurs came over 30 years ago, a 1-0 victory in the FA Cup in 1977. However, the two sides have played just eight times since then, with Spurs winning six.
Cardiff wins: 11 Draws: 12 Tottenham wins: 27
Cardiff have no fresh injury doubts going into Tuesday’s game and Neil Warnock is likely to name a relatively unchanged side from the win over Leicester City, with only Kenneth Zohore, Jazz Richards and Danny Ward ruled out.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are still without Erik Lamela, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama with Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier also expected to miss the trip to Wales.
Predicted Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Cunningham; Arter, Gunnarsson, Camarasa; Hoilett, Paterson, Murphy
Predicted Tottenham XI: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen; Moura, Son; Kane
Cardiff vs Tottenham betting tips from FansBet
Tottenham’s winning run came to an abrupt half at Wembley when they were outplayed by Wolves, a result Pochettino would not have expected from his inform team. Fatigue was to blame by the Spurs manager and with another quick turnaround away to a fighting Cardiff who find themselves out of the relegation following their win over Leicester, Harry Kane and co. will have to dig deep if they want to get back to wining ways on New Year’s Day. Form Labs bring you their betting preview for the game and don’t forget to check out our New Years Day enhanced odds for the Premier League if you are after some additional value!
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