Newport County vs Tottenham Hotspur
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Rodney Parade (Newport).
Tottenham Hotspur had luck with the draw once again as they will be playing the League Two outfit Newport County for the place in the fifth round of the FA Cup this Saturday. The Spurs, whose form has seen quite a few stumbling blocks so far in the season, will be massive favourites to storm past their rivals and confirm the massive gulf in quality avoiding the potential replay at Wembley.
The Exiles have earned this tie with English heavyweights by eliminating Leeds United 2-1 at home earlier this month. They’ve built on such success with impressive displays in their respective league to come on the brink of the promotional playoffs spots. Michael Flynn’s side will head into the game off the back of four wins and a draw in last five games in all competitions, but these successes will count for little when they come face to face with the likes of Tottenham.
Mauricio Pochettino showed how important the FA Cup run is for him when he sent a super string lineup on the pitch in the previous round against the League One outfit AFC Wimbledon. Harry Kane has scored a brace back then for the Spurs and we can expect the striker to shine once again this weekend at Rodney Parade. The Spurs will overall be hoping to return on the winning ways after a slip up they’ve had last weekend playing a 1-1 draw away at Southampton in the Premier League.
Newport County vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Newport County vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction
Tottenham Hotspur are obviously massive favourites and anything but a comprehensive win for them would be a surprise.
However, the value can be found in backing the hosts to find the net as well since they’ve scored two or more goals in four of last five games in all competitions.
The stand-out bet would thus be Tottenham Hotspur to win & BTTS at the odds of 2.60, while we’ll also go with Over 1.5 goals in the first half at 2.00 expecting the visitors to go string from the very first whistle.
Newport County vs Tottenham Hotspur: Bet Tips
Tottenham Hotspur to win & BTTS @ 2.60
Over 1.5 Goals in the first half @ 2.00