Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County Betting Tips & Preview – Wednesday 7th February 2018

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Newport County to Wembley Stadium for an Emirates FA Cup replay this Wednesday night. Spurs failed to break down the resolute EFL League Two outfit in South Wales, with Michael Flynn’s side fully deserving their glamour replay in the national stadium. Waiting in the next round for the winners is a trip to Millwall or Rochdale.

The fourth-tier side head to London as the massive underdogs in this one, with some bookies even pricing the Newport win at staggering odds of 33/1. In reality, though, Tottenham should be far too strong for the Welsh team on Wednesday.

Top Tips

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 @ 10/11

Tottenham Hotspur to Win 4-0 @ 7/1

Odds correct at time of writing but may have changed since. Check site for latest prices.

Tottenham Hotspur Form

Tottenham head into this one in terrific shape, winning six and drawing three of their last nine in all competitions since losing at Manchester City in the Premier League in mid-December. Last Wednesday night, Spurs were outstanding in an eventual 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Wembley. This Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino’s boys travel to Anfield to face Liverpool.

The Lilywhites eased past Wimbledon in the third round of the FA Cup last month, with the prolific Harry Kane netting a brace. After losing out to Chelsea in the semi-final stage last year, Tottenham have unfinished business with this competition. Spurs, who last lifted the FA Cup in 1991, will no doubt be looking for a big margin of victory in this one.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United 31st January 2018 2-0 Win
Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur 27th January 2018 1-1 Draw
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 21st January 2018 1-1 Draw

Newport County Form

After surviving by the skin of their teeth in League Two last term, Newport are pushing for promotion this time around. Although midweek’s 3-1 loss at Lincoln City was a setback, County are still in a great position to have a real challenge for the top seven in the fourth tier this season.

Michael Flynn has already worked wonders at Rodney Parade, guiding his side to 16 wins in all competitions this term – Newport managed just 13 victories all season last year. On their way to this fourth-round replay, the Welsh side have beaten Walsall, Cambridge United and Leeds United. Winning on Wednesday, though, would be one of the biggest results in the club’s history.

Lincoln City v Newport County 30th January 2018 3-1 Loss
Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur 27th January 2018 1-1 Draw
Newport County v Morecambe 23rd January 2018 1-1 Draw

Head to Head Stats

Newport were eight minutes way from pulling off a huge FA Cup shock at Rodney Parade. Kane, who’s been Spurs’ saviour on numerous occasions in recent years, popped up in the 82nd-minute to tap in the leveller. Nevertheless, is was a tremendous effort by the League Two side.

The last three matches between Tottenham and Newport have all taken place in the FA Cup. Back in 1960, Spurs won 4-0 in Wales to progress. The year before that, Tottenham prevailed 4-1 at White Hart Lane. Prior to last month’s draw, the Lilywhites had won all four meetings between the duo.

Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur 27th January 2018 1-1 Draw
Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur 9th January 1960 0-4 Tottenham Win
Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County 24th January 1959 4-1 Tottenham Win

Injuries & Suspensions

Toby Alderweireld is still on the mend from the hamstring injury he picked up against Real Madrid in November. Serge Aurier and Harry Winks could once again miss out. Newport’s David Pipe is a doubt with a hamstring injury while Mark O’Brien missed the midweek defeat at Lincoln through illness.

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Toby Alderweireld - Still recovering from a hamstring strain
  • Harry Winks - Midfielder a doubt with an ankle injury
  • Serge Aurier - Nursing a calf problem

Newport County

  • David Pipe - Defender could miss out with a hamstring injury
  • Mark O’Brien - Missed the last game through illness

Betting Tips

This is an important fixture for Tottenham, who will be going all out to get the win. Pochettino fielded a strong side in the first match in the hope of progressing, and he will no doubt be doing the same at Wembley. This will be a great occasion for everyone involved with Newport, but we can’t see any upsets in this replay.

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2

Tottenham have been beaten just twice at Wembley in 19 encounters across four competitions this season. After losing to West Ham United in the EFL Cup back in October, Spurs have won nine and draw two of their following 11 home games. The Londoners have won by more than two goals on 10 occasions so far, so have a punt on them to win with a -2 goal handicap (10/11) this Wednesday.

Tottenham Hotspur to Win 4-0

Before beating Man Utd 2-0 last Wednesday, Tottenham thumped Sam Allardyce’s Everton 4-0 in their previous match at Wembley. Pochettino’s boys have won 4-0 twice already this term, and they are available at 7/1 to do so again here.

Harry Kane to Score Two or More

Kane, who rescued Tottenham at Rodney Parade, has been on fire for the Lilywhites of late. The England international has scored two goals or more on a staggering 12 occasions for club and country this term. You can get Kane at the tempting odds of 5/4 to score two or more this Wednesday.

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