Recent fixtures between Crystal Palace and Tottenham have been low scoring affairs and there is nothing to suggest today’s tie in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Selhurst Park will be any different. It’s difficult to measure the importance of the competition for both sides. Team selection and motivation will be key.
Palace are only three points above the drop zone and Tottenham are comfortably in third place and on course to qualify for the Champions League. The last six meetings have ended 1-0 but Palace have more need for points in the Premier League. Correct score punters will be interested in 1-0 to the away side but the bet is a TOTTENHAM WIN which can be backed at 7/5 with Coral.
Gonzalo Higuain could feature for Chelsea at some stage of their Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. The new signing has had some ups and downs and high profile dips in his career. However, any striker who can score 237 goals in 413 appearances mainly for top sides in Europe must know the time of day when it comes to finding the net.
Higuian’s scoring record suggests he is better than even money to score whenever he plays. In fact he has a career average of a goal every 125 minutes which means he consistently produces the goals. HIGUAIN is 7/10 with Ladbrokes to score at any time for Chelsea against Wednesday.
There is a valuable Grade 3 novice chase over three miles at Naas today. The race could identify a contender for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival which is also a novice chase over the same distance. Blow By Blow has winning Festival form over hurdles but has not translated that ability to fences. BALLYWARD is a progressive horse who ticks many of the boxes and the selection at 10/3 with Coral.