Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Stoke City and Tottenham go head to head at Bet365 Stadium in what is expected to be a very entertaining EFL Cup quarter-final. The Potters set up a meeting with Jose Mourinho’s troops by beating Aston Villa on the road, and, no doubt, they are eager to claim yet another major scalp. Stoke City have yet to concede a goal in the process, but preventing Spurs attackers from scoring is easier said than done.
Tottenham are desperate to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Leicester City, and we are positive that Jose Mourinho is going to field a very strong side against Stoke. Since “The Special One” wants to win everything, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Premier League team. Lamela and Tanganga remain on the sidelines for the visitors, while Allen, Davies, and Gunn are the absentees in the home team. Gareth Bale is pushing for a start for Spurs.
Highlighted Player (Joe Allen):
Joe Allen is another high-quality footballer from the new generation of Wales internationals, who was part of the team that took Swansea from League One to the Premier League, and he had no problems adapting to arguably the strongest league championship in Europe.
Allen operated as a deep-lying playmaker as the Swans impressed upon reaching the elite division, with his excellent passing skills persuading Liverpool to splash £15 million on his services. The central midfielder didn’t exactly manage to develop into an indispensable member of the side at Anfield, but he is considered an important squad player and has always performed well when called upon.
Meanwhile, he has been one of the pillars of the most successful team in the Wales history together with Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey, while even representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Allen started five games for the Dragons as they secured the first ever appearance at the European Championship finals.
Highlighted Team (Tottenham):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings.
Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title.
Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.