⚽️ Competition: FA Cup
🗓 Date: Jan 14th 2020
🏟 Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
💡 Betting Tips: under 2.5 goals
📈 Odds: 2.35
💳 Stake: 5/10 units
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For the 138th time in history, the FA Cup will be held this season. The oldest cup competition in the world is highly regarded by the teams and the final on May 23, 2020 at Wembley Stadium is the big goal. In contrast to the DFB Cup, there is no extra time after a draw after 90 minutes, but the teams can start again in a replay with the home right swapped.
Tottenham vs Middlesbrough Free Betting Tips
With the busy schedule in English football, these replay games are more of a curse than a blessing. Champions League starter Tottenham missed the win a week and a half ago and now has to do an extra shift. On the new White Hart Lane there is a duel between Tottenham and Middlesbrough!
In total, eight games ended in a draw in the third main round of the FA Cup and will be made up for this week. According to the bookmakers, this duel is the game in which the favorite role is most evident.
Between Tottenham vs Middlesbrough, odds of around 1.20 are offered for the replay. The qualitative difference is not to be dismissed out of hand, but – especially considering the Kane injury – are such odds really recommended?
Tottenham – Statistics & Current Form
After the 1-1 draw in the first leg against “Boro”, last season’s Champions League finalist also had no success last weekend. Against Dominator Liverpool it was a narrow 0-1 defeat in front of their home crowd. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was tested several times in the final stages, but the equalizer was no longer successful. This was Tottenham’s fourth consecutive win without a competitive win.
“The boys really gave everything. That’s why I said to them: ‘Don’t hide at home! Go to the restaurant, treat yourself to a beer! ” – Jose Mourinho
After the game, Jose Mourinho only briefly brought his usual arrogance to light when he criticized the VAR officials for a non-punished foul, but shortly afterwards he was much more lenient and proud of his team’s performance. Among other things, he literally asked his players to have a beer.
In 13 competitive games, the Portuguese now has a 6-2-5 record. Even if the balance is positive, the hoped-for turnaround has not yet been achieved. In the Premier League, the club still only ranks eighth and is nine points behind the Champions League.
There is absolutely no improvement in sight, because the injury devil has struck again. Now not only Captain Hugo Lloris fails, but replacement captain and crowd favorite Harry Kane will not be available for months. In addition, record newcomer Tanguy N’Dombele suffers from psychological problems and is afraid of another injury. World champions Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies complete the Spurs hospital.
Many injuries, poor results and an extremely tight schedule are by no means ideal conditions for the spring season 2020. Most recently, 20-year-old Japhet Tanganga (defender) made his Premier League debut due to the misery. Because of this starting point, we see no value between Tottenham and Middlesbrough when tapping the home side. In our opinion, betting on a handicap win is too risky. Kane’s absence on the offensive is evident.
Probable lineups of Tottenham:
↪ Gazzaniga – Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Tanganga – Sessegnon, Winks, Skipp, Eriksen, Lamela – Son, Lucas Moura
Last games from Tottenham:
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Tottenham vs. Liverpool 0-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/05/2020 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham 1-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Southampton vs. Tottenham 1-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/28/2019 – Norwich City vs. Tottenham 2-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – Tottenham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 (Premier League)
Middlesbrough – Statistics & Current Form
Middlesbrough missed the play-offs and the associated chance of a return to the Premier League just last minute. After seventh place in the championship, head coach Tony Pulis’ contract was not renewed. His previous assistant coach and ex-professional Jonathan Woodgate (including Real Madrid) took over.
However, the balance of the 39-year-old head coach is extremely mixed. In the championship, the red and whites are in 16th place in the table after 27 of 46 match days. Nevertheless, the gap to play-off place six is less (eight points) than the lead to the first relegation place (ten points). With 19 games remaining, you can still dream.
Dreams are allowed, especially given the recent constitution. The 2-2 draw against Derby County last weekend was the first point loss after four league wins en suite. The underdog should not lack self-confidence. In addition, the squad was strengthened again with the city loan players Patrick Roberts and Lukas Nmecha.
Middlesbrough has nothing to lose on White Hart Lane and can basically only surprise against a battered opponent. Due to the existing weakness away (only two away wins in 13 games – but there were two wins in the last two games), it can be assumed that the Woodgate team will initially be extremely destructive. There is a good chance of a game with few goals and between Tottenham and Middlesbrough this tip seems to be an interesting option.
Probable lineups of Middlesbrough:
↪ Mejias – Howson, Fry, McNair – Coulson, Clayton, Saville, Spence – Roberts, Tavernier – Fletcher
Last Middlesbrough games:
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Derby County 2: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 01/05/2020 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham 1-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Preston North End vs. Middlesbrough FC 0-2 (Championship)
⚽️ 12/29/2019 – West Bromwich Albion vs. Middlesbrough FC 0-2 (Championship)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Huddersfield Town 1-0 (Championship)
Tottenham vs Middlesbrough Direct comparison & statistics highlights
Jose Mourinho did not take the guest performance at the Middlesbrough riverside lightly and almost completely avoided rotation. The big stars were on the grass from the start, but missed the role of favorites. Shortly after the restart, the underdog even took the lead, Lucas Moura at least managed to draw, but a replay could no longer be prevented.
Tottenham vs Middlesbrough Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
The fourth main round of the FA Cup 2019/20 has already been drawn. The winner of this knockout duel will compete at St. Mary’s Stadium on January 25th. and will face Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton FC. Should there be no winner again after 90 minutes on Tuesday evening, the game will be extended and, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out.
Key facts – Tottenham vs Middlesbrough tips
💫 Life insurance Harry Kane will be missing Mourinho for months
💫 Despite the best cast, Tottenham missed victory in the first duel
💫 “Boro” has been non-losing across six games
However, given the different shape curve (four games without a win versus six games without a loss) and the Kane injury, we refrain from predicting the home side in the duel between Tottenham and Middlesbrough. Victory is to be expected, but the opportunity-risk ratio is not lucrative.
We were very surprised when we looked at the odds offered for the over / under 2.5! Tottenham is lacking in the game without Harry Kane’s punch. Mourinho is also a coach who does not stand for unruly offensive football. In this respect, we see good chances that the bet on the under 2.5 between Tottenham and Middlesbrough will be crowned with success. Betting odds in the area of around 2.20 appear clearly too high – this tip is played with five units.