Tottenham head to Lancashire to take on Preston in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday evening.
Preston v Tottenham Betting Tips
After a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League earlier in the week, Antonio Conte’s charges will desperately be hoping they have turned a corner. Meanwhile, Preston are chasing a playoff spot in the Championship, and a deep run in the FA Cup will not be scoffed at.
Tottenham will also come up against a familiar face as they will run into old boy Troy Parrott, and Parrott will be eager to make an impression.
But will Preston claim a scalp or will Tottenham come through unscathed? We have delved into the markets and we have picked out a couple of juicy tips to line up your betting slips with.
Tottenham to sneak into the fifth round
In the third round, Tottenham were far from convincing at times against Portsmouth, although they did spurn a few clear-cut opportunities.
Conte, you imagine, will put out a strong team as a mark of respect for the FA Cup, and it could well see Harry Kane extend his brilliant run in the competition having netted 14 times in his past 14 appearances.
Kane is just one goal away from surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ record (266) as Tottenham’s all-time top scorer, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him etch his name in club history at Deepdale.
Intriguingly, this will be the first meeting between the two sides in 15 years, and on that day, Tottenham romped to a 5-1 win in what was then known as the Carling Cup.
Tottenham are also looking to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for the fourth consecutive season, while Pres
ton haven’t gone past the fourth round since the 2017/18 campaign.
However, Tottenham should come away with a win, although it might not be as comfortable as you might expect. If you are leaning towards the Correct Score section, then Paddy Power has obliged with a price of 13/2 for Tottenham to prevail 2-1 to keep you interested.
Preston to crumble after the break
For Preston, their home woes have been well documented. They were put to the sword last weekend when they succumbed to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Norwich.
Ryan Lowe’s men will look to press high early on, and they will try and put pressure on Hugo Lloris by pumping balls into the box.
Tottenham may struggle to ride out the early storm in the first half, and they may have to come from behind if they want to put their names in the hat for the fifth round.
I have a hunch that Preston could lead at half-time and then lose, as they may find it tricky to maintain the energy levels in the second half. If you are looking for a special, then Preston is trading at 9/1 with William Hill to go ahead, but then to be knocked out after 90 minutes.