Emmanuel Adebayor to inspire Spurs against his former club Arsenal
Tottenham have won 13 of their last 16 away matches and they should be backed at 11/4 to cause an upset against Arsenal.
Whilst some grounds may be showing a few empty seats in this third round of the FA Cup, there shouldn’t be a spare space in the Emirates for this fierce North London derby.
Both sides are in great form at present, but it is Spurs who appear to have the better striking options, especially with both sides suffering from long injury lists.
Emmanuel Adebayor was stretchered off with cramp against Man Utd but the talented striker is expected to be fit to face his former team.
Bet on Adebayor to score first at 8/1
The Togolese forward scored 62 goals for the Gunners but isn’t a fans favourite at the Emirates, having run the length of the pitch to celebrate a goal for Man City in-front of the opposing Arsenal fans.
He was sent off against his former club last season but is in rude health at present, having scored four goals in five games since being restored to the first team.
Adebayor is 8/1 to score first, as he did at the Emirates last season.
He has notched twice in his last three games against Arsenal and is 11/4 to score at anytime once again.
Bet on Adebayor to score anytime at 11/4
Bringing Adebayor back was one of new manager Tim Sherwood’s first moves and it has paid off handsomely, as has the decision to play Etienne Capoue in midfield.
The Frenchman looked poor when playing at centre-back, but was much more assured in midfield at Old Trafford.
Sherwood’s side have won three of their last four Premier League matches, scoring nine goals in the process; only six less than Andre Villas-Boas’ team had managed in their previous 16.
Bet on Spurs to win at 11/4
Hosts Arsenal have more serious injury concerns, with Olivier Giroud joining Nicklas Bendtner on the sidelines.
Although not scoring as many as earlier in the season, the Frenchman has been a focal point of their play going forward and will be sorely missed if his ankle injury keeps him out.
Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil also look set to miss out, and Arsene Wenger will have to shuffle his pack once again.
Bet on over 3.5 goals at 13/8
With changes galore, there is likely to be less cohesion in both penalty areas and goals look on the cards.
There have been three or more goals in eight of Tottenham’s last 10 FA Cup games and the visitors have also been good value to watch since November.
Their 12 games in all competitions have featured a total of 44 goals and it’s also worth noting that five of the last eight clashes between these rival sides have seen the goalkeeper beaten at least five times.
That scenario is 15/4 but the less stressful wager is the 13/8 about four or more goals.
Tottenham to beat Arsenal at 11/4
Emmanuel Adebayor to score anytime at 11/4