Tottenham - Hull City Betting Preview: Solid Spurs can shut out Tigers again

Andre Villas-Boas' men take on the newly promoted side in the Capital One Cup at White Hart Lane on Wednesday and our tipster is backing the home side to keep a clean sheet again
Roberto Soldado’s controversial penalty was all that separated Tottenham and Hull City in the Premier League on Sunday and Steve Bruce’s side will be looking for revenge when the two sides meet in the Capital One Cup at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.

Despite Sunday’s win over the Tigers coming by the smallest of margins, Spurs are still red-hot favourites at just 4/11 (1.36) with Coral to triumph again and book their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Hull can be backed at a chunky 8/1 (9.0) with Coral to claim victory over Andre Villas-Boas’ men on Wednesday while the draw can be backed at 7/2 (4.50) with the same firm.

Spurs have been solid so far this season, boasting eight clean sheets in their last 10 matches in all competitions.

Given that Hull have managed just three goals in their last five matches, there is value in backing the 17/20 (1.85) quote from Coral that Andre Villas-Boas' men keep a clean sheet here.

The 11/10 (2.10) quote from the same firm for Spurs to win to nil is also appealing, especially considered the selection would have paid out on no fewer than 12 occasions already this term.

With Tottenham competing for glory on four fronts, Villas-Boas may opt to shuffle his pack ahead of Wednesday’s clash, as he did in the last round against Aston Villa, and that may mean a rare domestic start for striker Jermain Defoe.

Defoe bagged a double for Spurs in the 4-0 win at Villa Park in the last round and the 31-year-old striker has netted an impressive six goals in four appearances for Spurs in the Europa League thus far this term.

With that in mind, the 10/11 (1.91) quote from Coral for the England international to net at any time during Wednesday’s clash is excellent value and should prove popular with punters.

Those seeking to back bigger prices may be tempted by the 7/2 (4.50) quote from Coral for Defoe to break the deadlock but it is the 11/10 (2.10) on offer from the same firm for Spurs to win to nil that is the recommended play here.

Tottenham Hotspur to win to nil at 11/10 (2.10) 2pts stake with Coral Jermain Defoe to score first at 7/2 (4.50) 1pt stake with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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