Tottenham v Rochdale: Spurs to rack up goals against tired Dale

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Tottenham Hotspur have won five games on the trot without conceding at Wembley. And they’re likely to make that six when League One Rochdale visit for Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round replay.

Keith Hill’s men are enduring a busy schedule at present, due to their cup run and troubles with their Spotland pitch which have caused a backlog of league games.

That suggests a fairly weary Dale side will struggle on the big Wembley pitch. As does the visitors’ recent form. They sit bottom of the third tier, having lost six of their last eight games – failing to score in four of them.

The odds make it 6/10 for Spurs to Win to Nil, as they did against Newport County in the fourth round replay at Wembley.

One man who caught the eye for Tottenham at Spotland was Lucas Moura, who grabbed his first goal in the club’s colours. The Brazilian is 23/20 to Score Anytime in the rematch.

Tottenham have done it the easy way at home of late. They’ve been 2-0 up and cruising at the break in two of their last three in North London. First Half Correct Score: Spurs 2-0 is available at odds of 7/2.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are no strangers to routing opponents. They’ve racked up a trio of wins by a margin of three or more goals this season. You can get the Spurs -1 handicap at 2/1.

Meanwhile, the capital club have won five matches by a 3-0 scoreline this season. Another 3-0 Spurs win is on offer here at 5/1.

If you do fancy Dale to give their travelling support something to shout about, Ian Henderson could be the man to do so. He netted in the first tie at Spotland, and has has bagged five in his last seven. The veteran is 10/3 to Score Anytime.

In the Match Betting, it’s 1/11 for a Spurs win. Meanwhile, the Draw can be backed at 11/1, while there’s 33/1 about a historic Rochdale victory.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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