Wycombe Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur: prediction and team news
Tottenham Hotspur continue their bid for silverware on Monday night as they square off against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round.
The cup represents another opportunity for Spurs to win a trophy this season. They are already in the final of the League Cup, where they will face Manchester City in April.
While Spurs sit in fifth position in the Premier League standings, Wycombe are seven points adrift from safety in the Championship.
Tottenham played eighth-tier Marine AFC in the third round of the FA Cup. The clash represented the biggest difference between two FA Cup opponents thus far in terms of the domestic league.
Spurs won that game 5-0, with a hat-trick from Carlos Vinicius and have picked up four points from two Premier League games since.
Reason for Wycombe Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur predictions:
- Wycombe have scored in eight of their last nine competitive matches.
- Tottenham have conceded in six of their last seven away games.
- Tottenham have won two of their last four trips away by a 3-1 scoreline.
- Tottenham Hotspur have progressed from 20 of their last 21 FA Cup ties against sides from a lower division, losing the other against Leeds United at this stage in 2012/13.
This is just the second competitive meeting between Wycombe and Tottenham, with Spurs winning 4-3 in an FA Cup fourth-round match in 2016/17.
Wycombe have faced Tottenham just once in the past, in an FA Cup thriller. Wycombe took an early 2-0 lead but got pegged back to 2-2. However, they again managed to make it 3-2.
While Mourinho would have preferred this game to have been played at the weekend, the Portuguese will at least be able to field players who require game time. The desire to impress should be enough for Spurs to enjoy a routine win over opponents who have struggled for goals all season.
Mourinho knows that the domestic cups present Tottenham’s best opportunities to win trophies this season.
We are predicting a comfortable Tottenham win against Wycombe.
Our prediction: Tottenham @ 1.22
Source: BetInAsia Black