Cardiff City vs. Tottenham: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Tottenham Hotspur visits Cardiff City in Wales on Sunday, having won its last Premier League match against Norwich on Sept. 14, 2-0.
After four EPL matches, Tottenham is currently in third place in the league standings, with nine points (three wins and one loss). Spurs has only allowed one goal so far, courtesy of Arsenal's Oliver Giroud in the 1-0 defeat to the Gunners on Sept. 1.
As for Cardiff City, the Bluebirds are currently in 12th place with five points (one win, two draws, one loss). They are coming off consecutive draws to Everton and Hull. In four EPL matches, they have scored four goals, while allowing five tallies.
Here's a look at the Premier League clash on Sunday at Cardiff City Stadium.
When: Sunday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. BST
Where: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Watch: Highlights on BBC One (U.K.) at 10:25 p.m. BST
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.)
Odds: Tottenham 50 percent, Cardiff 23.5 percent, draw 26.5 percent, according to Bloomberg Sports
Top Storyline: Tottenham Hobbled After Win vs. Tromso
While Tottenham emerged with a 3-0 victory over Tromso to start the Europa League campaign, three Spurs players did sustain injuries.
Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose and Younes Kaboul all went down on the pitch against Tromso. Manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed all three would be available for Sunday's match—per Elliott Bretland of the Daily Mail—but it's still concerning to see members of the club suffer injury so early in the EPL campaign.
You may remember that manager Andre Villas-Boas had problems with the scheduling of the Capital One Cup because he was worried about injuries.
While Spurs has enough depth to weather minor injuries, injuries nonetheless can stunt the progress of young players like Rose. The left-back has looked better in 2013 after a loan spell with Sunderland last season. He has long shown promise, and it would be unfortunate if an injury was to stunt his growth this season.
Hopefully, for Tottenham's sake, all three players are able to move on without a hitch.
Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1, Cardiff City 0
What will be the result on Sunday?
Tottenham has looked good in its past two matches against Norwich and Tromso.
Jermain Defoe scored twice against Tromso, while Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice against Norwich. August signing Christian Eriksen has also produced, with a goal against Tromso and an assist against Norwich.
Both clubs haven't scored a lot of goals this EPL season, but the difference for me on Sunday will be Tottenham's defense. Spurs has looked sound on the back end, only allowing the strike to Olivier Giroud.
It generally takes a club a little time to gel with new signings. Tottenham isn't there yet, but the fact that the club has already posted three wins is encouraging.
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