Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough FA Cup betting ideas and predictions
Middlesbrough held Spurs to a 1-1 draw to pressure a replay however we are going with the Londoners to prevail and attain the FA Cup fourth round
Odds are right at the time of publishing and subject to change
Spurs to struggle through
The honeymoon period for José Mourinho is well and really over. After winning his first three matches in charge of Spurs, the next 10 have produced just three more victories and 5 defeats, and his side haven’t won in four matches in all competitions.
Nevertheless he has an excellent FA Cup document, never being knocked out within the third spherical and winning thirteen of his 14 matches against lower-league competition – the one defeat coming in opposition to Bradford City when managing Chelsea in 2015.
Tottenham are unbeaten of their last 9 home video games towards Middlesbrough in all competitions and we fancy a 2-1 residence win at 15/2, which has been the end result the in Spurs’ final two wins. You can double these odds when you use Grosvenor Sport’s new customer offer beneath.
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Resurgent Boro may cause problems
Middlesbrough went toe to toe with Spurs within the 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium. After a tricky start on Teesside, Jonathan Woodgate has guided his staff to an unbeaten six-match run and so they have risen from one place above the drop zone to sixteenth within the Championship.
However, odds of 7/1 replicate their chances of securing an inconceivable victory, though we will see Woodgate’s males giving Spurs lots to worry about with each teams to score at 11/10.
Tottenham have kept only one clean sheet in thirteen league and cup games under Mourinho and their defence can again be exploited by Boro’s in-form attack.
Boro have had impressive away wins towards West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End and may restrict the home side’s chances. Six of Spurs’ last seven matches have ended with underneath 3.5 targets and we see that coming in again at 1/2.
Fletcher’s kind to continue
Ashley Fletcher has been at the forefront of Middlesbrough’s change in fortunes along with his goalscoring.
The striker had a 13-game goalless streak between August and November however has raised his sport since and over the Christmas and new yr interval grabbed 4 goals in his final six, together with one every in opposition to Spurs, West Brom and Preston.
Fletcher’s pace brought on Spurs problems final time and we can see him including to his tally at 5/1. The absence of Harry Kane continues to be a headache for Mourinho and Spurs. Son Heung-min continues to be the most likely to search out the net within the absence of the striker and is 6/5.
All odds inside this text right on the time of publishing and are topic to vary.