With the Shrimps struggling in League One, Al Hain-Cole is backing Contes team to put their EFL Cup defeat behind them with a big FA Cup win
Tottenham will be looking to avoid an FA Cup banana skin when they welcome Morecambe to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Sunday’s third-round clash.
Antonio Conte’s men were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea in Wednesdays Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, leaving their chances of success in that competition hanging by a thread.
However, Tottenham are 1/12 (1.08) favourites with bet365 to take their first step towards FA Cup glory by coming out on top here.
Morecambe have never made it past the third round in their 102-year history but can be backed at 25/1 (26.0) to do so in style by upsetting their Premier League opponents in north London.
The hosts’ last two eliminations from this competition have come after regular time following deadlocked 90 minutes, and you can get odds of 10/1 (11.0) on them being forced into extra-time following another draw.
Harry Kane is the 15/8 (2.88) favourite to break the deadlock with his 14th FA Cup goal, while Lucas Moura can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) after goals in three of his last five starts.
Top scorer Cole Stockton is the visitors 14/1 (15.0) favourite to add to his 18 goals in 27 games this season with the opener, with Jonah Ayunga priced at 25/1 (26.0).
With the Carabao Cup looking difficult following the Stamford Bridge defeat, Spurs will redouble their search for silverware in a competition they have not won since 1991.
They should have little trouble in getting off to a winning start against Stephen Robinson’s team, which have lost nine of the last 14 games in League One and conceded at least six goals more than any other team in that division over the season so far.
Having seen four goals or more in four of their last five FA Cup ties, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem fair on Spurs coming out on top and over 3.5 goals being scored against a Morecambe team that lost 4-0 to Chelsea in last season’s third round.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com