The Chairboys are dreaming of a famous win but our tipster expects Mauricio Pochettino’s men to cruise into the FA Cup fifth round at White Hart Lane
Wycombe Wanderers will be dreaming of an FA Cup giant-killing when they travel to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round of the competition.
It is the first time that Wanderers have reached the fourth round since 2001 – the year in which the Chairboys reached the semi-finals before bowing out to eventual winners, Liverpool.
Wycombe, themselves, were forced to avoid a potential banana skin in the previous round as they claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win against Stourbridge, with former AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa scoring a late winner for Gareth Ainsworth’s side.
Taking on Tottenham, though, is an extremely tough task for the League Two outfit; indeed, the enormity of the task facing Wanderers is reflected by the chunky 14/1 (15.0) quote offered up by Betway for the visitors to spring a surprise, while the same firm go 7/1 (8.0) that Ainsworth’s men take Spurs to a replay at Adams Park.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team have yet to be beaten at White Hart Lane this season – a run that now stretches to 13 games in domestic competition, while Spurs showed their mettle in coming from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
Spurs are unlikely to be at full-strength for this tie, but the Premier League side have plenty of strength in depth and, as such, the north Londoners are as short as 1/6 (1.17) with Betway to wrap up this tie inside 90 minutes.
Pochettino’s team claimed a comfortable 2-0 win against Aston Villa in the third round and the 17/20 (1.85) quote on offer from Betway for Spurs to win to nil looks to be a solid selection, while the same firm offer a tempting 11/10 (2.10) that Spurs win by three clear goals against Ainsworth’s men.
That particular play is packed with value, for Spurs have scored more than two goals in five of their last eight matches at White Hart Lane and Wycombe could struggle to offer up much resistance when they make the trip to north London this weekend.
Backing the home side (-2) is a solid selection and it is Betway’s 11/10 (2.10) quote for Spurs’ superiority to shine through that is the recommended play for punters; the selection would have comfortably landed when Spurs locked horns with League One side Gillingham in the EFL Cup earlier this season and the top flight team should ease into the fifth round at the expense of the team from the fourth tier of English football.