Tottenham have a pretty easy match in the next round of the FA Cup, as they will clash against League Two side Tranmere. Tranmere have been excellent at home so far in the season but the gap in quality among the two sides is simply massive. Tottenham have been in great form lately and should have no problem in moving through from this tie.
Date/Time: 1-4-2019, 14:45 EST
Spread: Tottenham -1.75
Total: 3 Goals
Tranmere are one of League Two’s mediocre sides, but they have been quite competitive at home so far. Their overall performances are not very good as they are now sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 39 points. They are still just three points behind the top seven spots of the league that lead to the promotion playoffs. Tranmere have been really bad on the road so far (2-6-5) but they have been a totally different team at home. They have lost just once at home in their league matches (8-1-4), where they have scored 17 goals and have conceded just 5 in the process. But they also have three more losses and a couple of draws at home in other competitions. No matter what they did against teams from lower tiers, Tottenham are seriously better than anything they’ve faced so far.
On the other hand, Tottenham met a really shocking loss at home against Wolves over the weekend. They took the lead in that match and were winning till late in the second half but conceded three goals in the last 20 minutes to lose by a bad 3-1. But Tottenham quickly got back on their feet, as they destroyed newcomers Cardiff by a solid 3-0 on the road on Tuesday. They didn’t have to spend a lot of resources in that match, as they scored all three goals by the 26th minute and went on to play out the match. Tottenham have won five of their last six matches in all competitions (5-1-0), keeping four clean sheets in that span. They have the best away record in the Premier League (10-2-0), where they also have two wins in the Carabao Cup and two draws and a loss in the Champions League.
This will be the second time these two sides meet over the years, and the second in this competition. The previous match was back in 2002 where Tottenham blasted their opponents by a massive 0-4 at home.
Tottenham are in really good form right now and should not have a problem in this match. No matter which squad they will use, the players are so much better than whatever Tranmere will choose to use.
FA Cup Tranmere vs Tottenham Prediction: Tottenham -1.75 (-121)
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