Stat Attack: Tottenham vs Cardiff

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

This will be the third Premier League meeting between Spurs and Cardiff, with Spurs winning both matches 1-0 during the 2013-14 season. 

Cardiff are winless in seven matches against Spurs in all competitions (W0 D2 L5), scoring just once in those matches, a Paul Went goal in a 2-1 league defeat in January 1978. 

Spurs have won their last seven home matches in all competitions against Cardiff, scoring 19 goals and conceding just five. Tottenham are 1.80 to win half-time/full-time.

Spurs have won 13 of their last 15 home league matches against Welsh sides (D2) since Cardiff won 2-0 in a top-flight match in November 1954. 

This will be Cardiff’s first game at Wembley Stadium since the 2012 League Cup final against Liverpool – the Bluebirds lost on penalties following a 2-2 draw. 

Tottenham are unbeaten in 37 Premier League games against promoted sides (W34 D3) since losing vs QPR in April 2012. The run is the second longest of its kind in the Premier League, after Chelsea’s record of 63 between May 2001 and September 2011. 

Spurs lost their last home league game against Liverpool – they’ve not lost back-to-back Premier League home games since May 2015, vs Aston Villa and Man City at White Hart Lane. Cardiff are 15.50 to pull off a shock victory.

Cardiff are winless in their seven Premier League games so far this season – only twice in their history have they failed to win any of their first eight games to a league campaign (1964-65 in the second tier and 1989-90 in the third division). 

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored against 26 of the 27 different sides he’s faced in the Premier League. The only side he’s yet to find the net against are Cardiff – he played just 16 minutes against them across two games in the 2013-14 campaign. 

Of the 28 players to have scored 100 Premier League goals, Harry Kane is one of just two who has scored fewer home goals (54) than away (59) – Ryan Giggs is the other.

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