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03/03/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Wembley Stadium V Predicted Score:3 - 0

Away Huddersfield

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

First half goals. Spurs have a vital Champions League game against Juventus next Wednesday and will want to put this game to bed early and get key men off the pitch.

Tottenham to score in the first half is 2/5 and although relatively short, it is almost as good as money in the bank.

2 We fancy:

Tottenham to keep a clean sheet is 8/13. The Terriers may have scored 10 in February, but four of them came against Birmingham in the FA Cup and they have failed to find the back of the net in two of their last four Premier League games.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Harking back to 1956 and Town’s last away win at Tottenham was a narrow 2-1 – at 40/1 here it is not beyond the realms of possibility for that to happen again and is a very good price.

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur's Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0

Mauricio Pochettino will be wary of next Wednesday’s visit of Juventus and after an FA Cup replay midweek, the fixtures have been piling up of late.

With this in mind, Jan Vertonghen is unlikely to be risked after an ankle injury sustained in training last week.

Huddersfield's Last Six:

Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 2

Wagner’s Town side will be well rested, but Aaron Mooy is still out injured and will play no part.

The match may also just be a few days too early for centre-forward Elias Kachunga who has been out with a ligament injury.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Huddersfield Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Harry Kane will be Tottenham’s main threat again when Spurs host Huddersfield at Wembley

No doubt Spurs will have looked at this fixture pre-season as a home banker, but circumstances and Huddersfield’s surprisingly good form of late makes it a tricky encounter. The Terriers have performed well this season but as they sit just three points above the drop zone, they know there is plenty of work still to do if they are to avoid a swift return to the Championship.

Tottenham are 2/11 to win which is hardly surprising but offers the punter little in way of value. With little head-to-head data to go on, recent form counts for much and Spurs have that in abundance. They are also seemingly over their Wembley woes of earlier in the season after nine wins from 14 home games and just one defeat.

Huddersfield are 14/1 to win and there is value in that. The Terriers’ win over Manchester United proved they have the capabilities and although that may have been on home soil, Huddersfield have managed three wins on the road this season and are playing a Spurs side who may feel they have bigger fish to fry.

The draw is 11/2 and while that may prove a good result for the away side, it would be a disappointment for Spurs. However, with four home draws to their name this season, Tottenham have more draws on home soil that anyone in the top four.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/7 and that is an easy way to make a quick buck. In February alone, the Terriers struck 10 goals in all competitions while Spurs fired in 16. There is little doubt that the wide pitch of Wembley will provide plenty of opportunity, especially if Harry Kane is on the pitch.

Kane to score first is 2/1 and that is a good bit of value. If the Spurs man is on the pitch, then he is the main point of focus for the Lilywhites attack and it is hardly likely anyone else will get a look in – unless it is a set piece perhaps.

Predicted Score: Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0 Huddersfield

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!