FA Cup Tips: Newport County v Tottenham (Saturday, 5.30pm)


January 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ FA Cup,Football


Newport County v Tottenham Betting Preview

League 2 playoff hopefuls Newport County will be dreaming of another FA Cup scalp as they host Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur in the Fourth Round.

We take you through our Newport v Tottenham match preview and betting tips for the Saturday evening fixture at Rodney Parade…

Tottenham Hotspur betting odds

Newport County v Tottenham Match Prediction

Tottenham win 2/11 – MarathonBet

Newport County v Tottenham Best Bet

Under 2.5 goals 2/1 – William Hill

Newport County v Spurs


Newport County v Tottenham Past Meetings

This will be the first clash between the two sides in a competitive fixture.


Newport County v Tottenham Stats

Newport sit ninth in League Two and just two points outside the promotion playoff places, having won their last three league games in a row.

All four County victories have been by a 2-1 scoreline, including the famous 2-1 victory over Championship side Leeds United in the last round.

Michael Flynn’s side had previously knocked out Walsall and Cambridge United to reach this stage of the competition.

Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League and have lost only once in their last 12 matches in all competitions.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side defeated AFC Wimbledon 3-0 to reach this stage of the competition.


Newport County v Tottenham Team News

Newport are expected to stick with their 4-3-3 formation with Frank Nouble and Robbie Willmott flanking central striker Padraig Amond.

Spurs will be without full-backs Danny Rose (knee) and Serge Aurier (ankle) while there are fitness doubts over Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris (both illness), Harry Winks (ankle) and Toby Alderweireld (hamstring).


Reason for Newport County v Tottenham Bets

It is hard to look beyond a Tottenham victory in this match due to the gulf in resources and players between the two clubs.

Pochettino’s side will be geared towards attempting to win the FA Cup this season with the Champions League title the only other trophy still on offer to them this campaign.

Therefore, it is unlikely Spurs will rest many star players for this trip and will put the required preparation and energy into ensuring they avoid a potential cup upset.

They will also be aware of what befell Leeds United at the stadium earlier this month and will be guarded against themselves suffering a similar fate.

However, this is a game unlikely to feature many goals – Spurs are a side built not to concede many goals and they are unlikely to change their formation for this encounter.

Only five sides in League Two have a better goals against record than County this season (32 goals conceded) and keeping things tight and well-organised is a trademark of theirs.

Fewer than 2.5 goals is likely in a clash in which neither side is likely to go too gung-ho and where both would be content for a narrow away victory.


Newport County v Tottenham Match Prediction

Tottenham win 2/11 – MarathonBet


Newport County v Tottenham Best Bet

Under 2.5 goals 2/1 – William Hill

 

Newport County v Spurs

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