Tottenham Should Have A Stroll At Wembley
The outright betting for the FA Cup is now taking a predictable shape because the four shortest priced teams are superpowers of English football. Arsenal and Liverpool have fallen by the wayside but it’s now about 1/20 that one of the other big four are running round Wembley with the FA Cup after the final in May.
There are often shocks and giant killings in the early rounds but since the start of the Premier League era the average league position of the winners of the Cup is fourth. No team from outside the top division has won the competition since the Premier League began. If there is a decent bet on an outsider to prevail this season it’s LEICESTER at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.
The gulf in class between teams from the top division and opponents from further down the hierarchy was there for all to see in Swansea’s 8-1 win over Notts County in the fourth round replay. A similar winning margin is unlikely when Newport play Tottenham at Wembley tonight but an upset is not on the cards.
Tottenham have only conceded in one of their last seven wins which means when they score goals at one end to secure wins they are tight at the back. Newport have not kept a clean sheet in 10 outings so Tottenham should find the net tonight. They won’t do a Swansea and win by seven goals but can cover the 2 goal handicap at 7/10 with Coral.
A Good Opportunity For A Winning Favourite
The turf jumps meetings at Ludlow and Fakenham have been lost to the elements so there is only All-Weather racing in Britain today, at Chelmsford and Wolverhampton. There is very little quality on show and it’s mainly low class handicaps. The Betway Casino Handicap at Wolverhampton (5.25pm) is a good opportunity for a winning favourite. WILLYEGOLASSIEGO has not been out of the first two in six starts and has won two races over the course and distance so looks the banker bet on a poor day for racing at 11/8 with William Hill.