7th Jan 2017 | FA Cup
FA Cup Outright Tip: Spurs
Tottenham begin with a home tie with Villa and there's no reason why their price should be longer than the rest of the top six.
Third round weekend is many people’s traditional moment for picking their FA Cup winners and we’ll be no exception as we side with Tottenham at a best price of 10/1 with Betfred.
The bookies throw up few surprises at this point, mainly following their Premier League outright pattern and making small allowances for the draw.
However, by putting Spurs at a longer price than the rest of the ‘big six’ they are continuing to live in the past.
Mauricio Pochettino’s boys were Leicester’s main rivals for the title last season, whatever the final table tells you, and they are right in the mix again this time following their thrilling 2-0 victory over leaders Chelsea in midweek.
Indeed, the north Londoners have only lost in the top flight in 2016-17 at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, both in tight games. As their injury situation has improved they’ve really started to look like genuine contenders again in recent weeks.
We will win our existing each-way tip on the Lilywhites if they maintain their current position inside the top three in the Premier League and they’re also the value in the main domestic cup competition.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:55 7th Jan, 2017 but subject to change