Spurs to make light work of Newport in FA Cup replay
Cian Carroll | 7 February 2018
Big night for the Exiles in London
Tottenham Hotspur host Newport County in an FA Cup fourth round replay this evening at Wembley.
Newport will no doubt have been devastated to concede that late equaliser in the original tie.
But maybe secretly they’re delighted they get another bite at the cherry – especially at the national stadium.
The Coral News Team can’t countenance Spurs losing this game. And that’s reflected in their odds of 1/12 to win, with the Exiles at a massive 40/1.
However, Newport did give Mauricio Pochettino’s side a serious fright at Rodney Parade and will be well up for this replay.
It’s not every week the League Two side get to play at Wembley. But the Welsh outfit are not exactly in form, failing to win in four, and losing their last two games.
This, in reality, should be a question of how many for Spurs. The North London outfit are just 4/6 to win to nil, and that has to be the banker bet.
They have kept nine clean sheets in 19 fixtures in all competitions under the Arch this term.
The best value bet of the match is probably the 4/5 about Spurs winning on the -2 Handicap.
Pochettino’s side took a while but eventually swept aside AFC Wimbledon in the previous round 3-0. And the Dons are a tier above Newport.
If Spurs do labour in the first half and wear their lower league opponents down in the second, there’s an interesting bet to be had.
The 10/11 on Kane and co. winning on the -1 second half handicap is worth taking.
Despite the derby against Arsenal at the weekend, Harry Kane is expected to start up front.
The England striker made it 100 league goals against Liverpool last weekend and he’ll be buzzing.
He’s 6/4 to score two or more goals and, if he does start, that’s a bet to pique interest. Spurs won’t want to drag this game out and they will likely try to put it to bed early.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing