Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are in action on Tuesday night for their FA Cup replay against Jonathan Woodgate’s Middlesbrough. Lucas Moura levelled the scoreline last time out after Ashley Fletcher had given Boro the lead, can they make home advantage count here?
Spurs have gone four games now without a win, while Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last six and have won both of their last two away matches. We’re having a look at the three best bets here.
Spurs are now on a run of four matches without a win, the last time that happened was back in 2016 when they went seven without a win, but where they only lost two. Here they’ve already lost two in only four matches so they need to get the win here.
Jose Mourinho isn’t used to having winless records on his CV, it’s always been the other way around. Even at Man United, which we can all say was a total mismatch of team and manager, he took them on a streak of eight wins in a row during his reign.
Against Liverpool at the weekend Spurs were incredibly unlucky not to earn a draw. Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso both missed great chances at the end and Allisson in goal for Liverpool pulled off a few good saves as well to give the Reds the three points. On another day they’d have taken at least a point. This is what Mou will focus on and we don’t think he’ll tinker too much with the team for this match.
They have the talent, they just need a little Lady Luck on their side.
‘Boro meanwhile are on a good run of six matches without defeat, however, they threw away a 2-1 lead over Derby County at the weekend when Duane Holmes scored a 90th-minute equaliser for Derby and now they’re going to up sticks and move to London for five days, facing Spurs on Tuesday and then Fulham in the league.
This will have a massive effect on their daily routines and training sessions and going up against a top Premier League side desperate for a win, it’s hard to see them getting anything here. So we’re going with Spurs -1 at 8/11.
With Harry Kane out for the next few weeks, Son has to make the step up and become the daddy here. The Korean has five goals in 17 league appearances this season and five in six in the Champions League.
He had a few chances on Saturday night against Liverpool and no doubt he’ll be chomping at the bit to get on the scoresheet here.
Boro are on a good run of goalscoring form as well, they’ve scored in four of five previous away matches and have scored in nine-of-nine previous matches played at home and away, they went through a terrible run of losses and draws in September/October but Woodgate has steered them out of it and they’re slowly climbing back up the table.
The gulf in class between them and Spurs will be evident on Tuesday night but they’re certainly good enough for a goal here. Over Evens on BTTS when they’re on such a good goalscoring run is too good to refuse.
All of these together in a Same Game Multi will give you odds of over 5/1.
*All odds correct at time of posting