- Stoke City have scored at least once in each of their last 10 home games in all competitions.
- Stoke City found the net against both Wolves and Aston Villa in the competition’s earlier rounds.
- Tottenham scored exactly two goals in three of their last four victories.
Stoke targeting third Premier League scalp
Stoke City are firmly in the Championship play-off conversation this season, and the Potters’ have also been extending their good domestic form to their cup endeavours this term.
City caused a massive shock in Round 2 of the Carabao Cup when they carved out a slender 1-0 triumph at top-flight big-hitters Wolves, and the Potters repeated the trick at Aston Villa in the Last 16 after they had dealt with Gillingham in Round 3.
It’s clear then that experienced campaigner and Stoke manager Michael O’Neill has a formula for success against Premier League clubs, though a date with a trophy-hungry Tottenham side will be his biggest test of the competition so far.
Spurs’ target silverware
Four-times League Cup winner Jose Mourinho has never treated the competition with the same disdain as some of his counterparts, and the Portuguese coach will be going all out to lift the trophy again in 2020/21.
Tottenham haven’t won any silverware since their success in the same competition back in 2007/08, and with their Premier League form flagging, the Carabao Cup could represent their best chances of finishing the campaign with honours.
Tottenham to edge out stubborn Stoke
Having watched his team drop points in three Premier League games on the bounce, Jose Mourinho will be desperate to lift spirts in his Spurs squad, and we expect the Tottenham coach to name a strong team to aid his search for a victory at the bet365 Stadium this week.
Spurs’ superior quality should allow them to outgun their hosts this week, though we think Stoke are worth backing no notch a consolation effort on Wednesday.
By netting in earlier rounds against both Wolves and Aston Villa, the Potters showed they have the tools to open Premier League defences, and having scored at least once in each of their last 10 matches on their own patch in all competitions, City have goal-getting momentum to draw confidence from.
With that considered, the Tottenham win and both teams to score combination looks an excellent price for Wednesday’s quarter final, while our correct score predictions tips the visitors to push on the next stage with a 2-1 triumph.
Efficient attackers Spurs have notched two or fewer goals in eight of their last 10 contests, and having rattled the net exactly twice in three of their last four victories, another brace should allow them to get the job done in Staffordshire.