Despite a couple of demoralising defeats in the league, at the hands of Manchester United and rivals Arsenal, Tottenham are emphatic favourites to book their place in the quarter final of the FA Cup at the expense of Stevenage in the pair’s replay.
Bet365 rate Spurs at 1/5 to get the better of their League One opponents at the second attempt and it’s hard not to feel that Borough’s big chance came and went in the 0-0 draw on their own patch.
Admittedly, Harry Redknapp will rest one or two players but keen to back to winning ways the Tottenham manager won’t make wholesale changes and his charges can prevail pretty comfortably.
They’re 8/13 with Boylesports when starting a goal in arrears in the handicaps and a chunkier 11/10 courtesy of Blue Square to prevail ‘to nil’ but for punters seeking something a little more substantial it could be worth considering an interest in the first scorer market.
Jermain Defoe came off the bench to finish smartly against United on Sunday and if Redknapp chooses to give the striker a little more game time in this clash, Betfred’s 10/3 for him to break the deadlock will represent decent value.
Jermain Defoe to score first – 10/3 (Betfred)