Paul Merson gives his Spurs vs Cardiff City prediction

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Dom Le Roy

Paul Merson has given his prediction on who he thinks will win between Tottenham and Cardiff City.

Both sides meet at Wembley tomorrow afternoon in the Premier League, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side looking to bounce back from the loss to Barcelona in the best possible way.

Neil Warnock’s side are yet to taste victory since their return to the top flight and Spurs will be keen to avoid suffering yet another defeat in the league at such an early stage of the season.

Tottenham’s injury problems have been mounting in recent weeks and will again be without Dele Alli (hamstring), Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) and Serge Aurier (thigh).

The television pundit believes that Spurs will condemn the Welshmen to yet another loss.

He told Sky Sports: “The result against Barcelona would’ve shaken Tottenham. I’ve played in games before where you think you’re alright and then you get a pasting. I remember years ago we played in the Super Cup at AC Milan. The Arsenal side I played in, we were a good team. We were decent and we got absolutely ripped to shreds. It really knocks your confidence.

“Don’t get me wrong, I know Cardiff aren’t Barcelona but a result like that can come along and put you back in your place. This is now a hard game for Spurs because the Barca defeat will have affected them. Even if they win this game by a big margin people will still say they can’t do it against the big boys. I do think they’ll win this game but Cardiff will make it hard for them.

“Prediction: 2-0.”

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  1. People can say we can’t do it against the big boys all they want! The first half against Barca was aweful and could have been so much worse than 2-0 at half time, but whatever Poch said at Half-time really did work, if we’d have played like that the full 90 mins instead of just the 2nd half we’d have won the game. Barca hit us on the break the 2nd half as that’s all they could do as we mostly had them pegged in their own half. The 4th goal made the result look better for Barca


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