The Cardiff road show rolls into London today as they face Tottenham on their lap of honour of Premier League grounds, and I can’t see them getting anything other than another beating.
Neil Warnock’s side look destined for an immediate return to the Championship (through no fault of Warnock). The Welshmen are finding life in the Premier League very hard, and there was next to zero improvement in their playing squad during the summer transfer window.
Last week Cardiff went down 2-1 at home to struggling, but slowly improving, Burnley. This was a match Cardiff needed to win if they are too have any chance of surviving for more than one season with the footballing elite.
In handicap betting, Spurs are 4/6 at -1, and starting the match at -2, they are 2/1 with Betfair. While I fully expect -1 to win easily, if Spurs do have a slight Champions League hangover, and only win by the odd goal, it would be disappointing to lose at such short odds.
I’d rather go all in at 2/1 and get on -2, and if that loses, at least it would be at decent value.
I’m a bit unsure what to recommend today. I like to try and keep tips at around the Even money mark, but this weekend the odds seem to be either be falling too short, or where the odds are decent, the bet is a touch risky.
As I can’t see anything other than a Spurs win, I’m going for Poch’s men in the Half Time/Full Time market at 5/6, as this looks better value. But I’m not going in with the full 10 Points recommendation, just the 5 this time.
In 90 minutes betting, Spurs are just 2/9 to be victorious. The draw is 5/1, with an unlikely Cardiff victory at 14/1.
The match is at Wembley, Tottenham’s temporary home ground while they await their new stadium to be finished. The match kicks off at 3pm, on Saturday.