Tottenham Hotspur


Wembley Stadium

07/02/2018 | 7:45 pm

Newport County


Wembley Stadium

07/02/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Newport have secured their big day at Wembley following a 1-1 draw in South Wales, as they face Tottenham in an FA Cup fourth round replay.

Last time: Tottenham needed a late goal from Harry Kane to prevent a huge FA Cup giant killing, after Newport took an early lead.

This time: Spurs are obviously massive favourites this time around, with a home win at 1/10 to win, and Newport, who are bidding to reach the fifth round for the first time since 1949, are 33/1 to win.

You might remember: A strange moment during the first half of the game the other week, when a drone halted play.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Dele Alli could start for Tottenham in this game at Wembley

Tottenham suffered a real shock when they travelled to Rodney Parade, and deservedly fell behind to an impressive Newport side. Amond’s goal had looked to be the difference for the hosts, but Kane’s late intervention ensured a replay and a near certain home win is on the cards on Wednesday.

Spurs will not want to give any opportunities for Newport to build on at Wembley, and they will look to put them to the sword quickly. With this in mind, a half time/full time bet in favour of Tottenham is 4/11.

Spurs, who battled back against Liverpool at the weekend to secure a 2-2 draw, will be aware that the FA Cup presents their main route to a trophy this season, and they will look to make a statement here.

A both teams not to score bet is also an interesting option, priced at 4/7, while Tottenham to win by three goals or more is priced at 5/6.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Kane has been the main man for Tottenham this season, with 31 goals in all competitions so far in 2017-18. He is likely to play against Newport, despite Tottenham’s top four chase and Champions League ties coming up. The England international is 11/10 to score two or more goals against Newport on Wednesday night.


We fancy:

A fairly straightforward win for Tottenham, after their scare in South Wales. At 15/2, a 4-0 win for the hosts is not unrealistic given their firepower, and the fact that Newport have not won a game since that draw. Alongside that, Spurs have scored 13 goals in their last six games in all competitions.


It’s a long shot, but:

Irishman Amond was the hero for Newport in the first game against Spurs, notching the opener and giving hope for a famous result. He is Newport’s leading scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions, following a summer move from Hartlepool and is 5/1 to score anytime.

Written by Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan is a long-suffering Everton fan who turned to European football for respite from the Toffees’ struggles. A frequent radio contributor, Feargal writes on football and betting and is an expert in how to cope when you support a forever frustrating football team.