MILLWALL look to maintain their amazing FA Cup run at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) takes the controls for the game.
Tottenham v Millwall | Sunday 14:00 | BBC One
This should certainly be a fiery clash on Sunday as Tottenham host Millwall in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals. It will be the final cup tie at White Hart Lane and let’s hope it goes out with a bang. No, not that sort of bang.
Enormous gulf between sides
On paper, and in reality, there’s a huge gulf between these sides. Spurs are arguably the second best side in England and on their day are a quite sensational outfit.
Millwall are two divisions back down in League One. While a League One outfit against a mid-table Premier League side is big, against a Top 3 side it’s vast.
Another thing to factor in is whether this will be a full-strength Spurs side. It’s hard to imagine it won’t be far off it. The North London side are out of the Europa League now and this provides a huge opportunity to reach the semi-finals of a major competition.
Stunning Spurs home form
The bookmakers seem to have priced this up as if it will be a full-strength side as Spurs are as short as 1/8 to win on Sunday. And when you consider their home record just now, there’s no shame in that.
Spurs have won 12 of their last 13 home games and haven’t lost to an English side at White Hart Lane since May of last year against Southampton.
So, it’s well established that Spurs are brilliant. That’s certainly reflected in the odds and because of that there’s little wriggle room finding a pro-Spurs angle.
Let’s talk about Millwall then. It’s quite a story. Neil Harris’s side are the only team in England’s top four divisions yet to lose in 2017. In fact their last defeat was December 17th against Scunthorpe in League One.
Unbeaten in 17 matches and having already taken down three Premier League sides in this competition, the Lions will surely be relishing this opportunity on Sunday.
While goals haven’t been their forte (scored more than once just once in their last five games) that’s the route I’m taking here in this Sunday game.
Backing a team simply to score is one of my favourite things in life and the fact that Millwall are priced at 29/20 here means I’ll get involved. Spurs have looked suspect in big matches and have conceded at home against the likes of Wycombe, Gent and Burnley this season.
Tottenham v Millwall – Millwall Over 0.5 Goals (29/20 Betfair)