Rochdale v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 14, 2018
Spotland - FA Cup
Tottenham travel to League One side Rochdale on Sunday afternoon looking to reach the FA Cup quarter finals for the second season in a row.
Tottenham have never faced Rochdale before in competitive action, but Mauricio Pochettino's side have already beaten lower league opposition in the FA Cup this season - with wins over AFC Wimbledon and Newport.
Rochdale have no fresh injury concerns as they prepare to welcome the Premier League side to Spotland, with goal scoring hero from Round Four Ian Henderson passed fit to play.
Pochettino's squad is also injury-free as they head north to take on Rochdale on their artificial pitch, but he may chose to play some of his younger fringe players.
Defender Juan Foyth, striker Fernando Llorente and midfielder Moussa Sissoko set to play alongside young players including Harry Winks and Kyle walker-Peters.
Rochdale v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
League One side Rochdale are in positive form in recent weeks, unbeaten in their last three games, with back-to-back 1-0 wins ahead of their huge FA Cup game against Spurs.
Tottenham have not lost a game since the mid December, to Manchester City, and they look set to roll Rochdale over- despite needing a replay to see off Newport in the previous round.
With Liverpool and Arsenal already eliminated from the competition, Tottenham may fancy themselves as having a strong chance of winning this competition in May.
Visitors Tottenham are clear favourites for this game, and with good reason, as it would take a huge performance from Rochdale to get the better of them, and their superiority is reflected in the odds - priced at 1/7.
They should be in a strong position to get on the score sheet a few times also, having scored eight times in their last five games, and an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 4/9.
Tottenham to win 5-1 at 25/1
Spurs are heavily fancied to win comfortably against Rochdale, and given the firepower available to Pochettino they should have little problem in seeing off the League One side with plenty to spare.
Harry Kae to score first at 2/1
Kane has gone from strength to strength this season, with 32 goals in all competitions so far in 2017-18, as he close in on another Premier League Golden Boot. Despite this game being a cup tie against lower league opposition, Kane is rarely rested by Spurs, and he could well lead the line on Sunday.