Football Bet of the Day – no question where the Cup value lies

 | January 25 | 

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Friday night’s clash between Tottenham and Manchester City is the highlight of the FA Cup fourth round and it promises to be an entertaining clash in north London.

Spurs have been unflinching in their approach under manager Ange Postecoglou and the Lilywhites have won five of their last seven matches.

Man City have won eight of their last nine, but the Citizens face a battle to retain their Premier League crown and this looks anything but a straightforward cup tie.

Football bet of the day - Friday 26th Jan

  • Tottenham to beat Man City (90 mins) @ 18/5

Tottenham to beat Man City (90 mins) @ 18/5

Man City’s trip to Tottenham is the undoubted highlight of the FA Cup fourth round and it’s a contest that may have thrown up the best bet on the card.

Spurs have won five of their last seven matches and with a little more fortune it’s not unreasonable to think that Postecoglou’s men may have recorded seven on the spin.

Tottenham bossed the ball, won the shot count 12-6, corner count 13-8 and were clearly the better side when drawing 2-2 with Man Utd at Old Trafford last time out.

The only other blip on the Lilywhites’ recent run was a 4-2 defeat at Brighton and that came when Postecoglou was forced to pair Emerson Royal and Ben Davies at centre-back.

Spurs have beaten Burnley, Bournemouth, Forest, Everton and Newcastle on their impressive recent effort, and more than just victories, the performances have caught the eye.

Postecoglou has seen his side score 16 goals in their last seven matches and, while Spurs received some bizarre criticism following their 3-3 draw at Man City in December, they have looked like an increasingly dangerous outfit.

City are a top-level team, but there are reasons to think they could be vulnerable at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Match odds (90 mins); Spurs 18/5, Draw 16/5, Man City 4/6.

The Citizens were beaten in north London by Arsenal earlier this season, they lost at Wolves and Aston Villa and Pep Guardiola’s side were dumped out of the EFL Cup at Newcastle.

City certainly face a battle if they are to hold on to the Premier League crown and that could see the FA Cup move down the list of Guardiola’s priorities when it comes to team selection.

The Citizens have been winning games in the Club World Cup and eight victories in nine matches in all competitions reads well.

However, the Manchester side have won only four of their last nine Premier League contests and those triumphs have come against Luton, Sheffield United, Everton and an injury-ravaged Newcastle.

Spurs look capable of giving City a stern test in north London on Friday night and the odds appear to underrate the chances of Postecoglou’s men progressing to round five of the FA Cup.

Spurs to beat Man City 90 minutes

Football bet of the day, from Betfred Insights.

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