Tranmere Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur betting tips

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

It’s been seventeen seasons since Tranmere and Tottenham met, with the teams clashing in the League Cup and FA Cup during the 2001/2 campaign and it was Spurs who triumphed by the same scoreline on each occasion.

The north London side ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from the likes of Teddy Sheringham and Gus Poyet, with a new generation of Tottenham players now hoping to achieve cup glory this season.

This is an intriguing encounter which sees the Premier League side head to Prenton Park to face a Tranmere side who have recently returned to the Football League after a three-year hiatus.

However, Micky Mellon has worked wonders at the Wirral club and Rovers are currently situated in ninth place thanks to some excellent home form which has seen them lose just one game on home soil all season.

Tranmere’s home form is 8-4-1 this season and, while this is three divisions lower than the Premier League, Rovers know that they will be facing a Spurs side that will be much changed from the team that faced Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.

James Norwood is the division’s top scorer and has a turn of speed that is likely to keep the Spurs central defenders busy, with Steve McNulty expected to return to a central defence that also includes man mountain Manny Monthe.

Jay Harris will provide the steel in midfield and it’s been nice to see Connor Jennings enjoying some bright form which included a brace of peachy volleys at Southport and also the opening game at Macclesfield on Tuesday.

For Tranmere, this is a bonus match against a team who will be facing Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Tuesday and perhaps they can get to the break with the scoreline level, with Rovers having only conceded five at home all season.

Mauricio Pochettino will ring the changes and we should see Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Ben Davies, Lucas Moura, Oliver Skipp and Fernando Llorente among the players lining up in this encounter.

Therefore, there might be a disjointed feel about Spurs in the opening exchanges although they should eventually run out winners and we’re predicting a 3-1 victory.


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