Check out our FA Cup fourth round preview for predictions and best bets
Check out our FA Cup fourth round preview for predictions and best bets

Spurs v Southampton: FA Cup betting preview, prediction and best bets for fourth round replay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


Wednesday's all-Premier League clash sees Tottenham play host to Southampton - George Pitts previews the action.

Recommended bets

1pt Tottenham to win and over 2.5 total goals at 17/10

0.5pt Gedson Fernandes to score anytime at 8/1

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Tottenham v Southampton

  • 1945 GMT kick-off on BT Sport 1
Gedson Fernandes: The 21-year old moved to London initially on an 18-month loan deal
Gedson Fernandes: The 21-year old moved to London initially on an 18-month loan deal

Steven Bergwijn marked his arrival at Spurs with a winner on his first start to put Jose Mourinho's side on the way to a surprise victory over champions Manchester City. Now, can another January signing in Gedson Fernandes make an impact?

The Portuguese midfielder could be set to make his first start on home turf in Wednesday's game and he is an attractive price in the scoring markets.

He played the first hour or so in the first leg, but in front of his own fans he will be even more determined to impress after just 25 minutes in total from the bench in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old, who arrived from Benfica, is an attacking midfielder by trade and, considering he is likely to be in a three-man midfield with Tanguy Ndombele and Eric Dier, he may have plenty of opportunities to surge forward and help Mourinho's men into round five, where a home clash with Norwich awaits.

Considering the positions he could occupy, with Spurs expected to have more possession, and his shooting stats - in one Champions League clash against Lyon this season he had four attempts - the 8/1 best price is surely worth a small play.

He is arguably not a natural goalscorer, with just one last term (against Bayern Munich), but he will obviously be encouraged to add that to his game at Spurs and an FA Cup clash could be a great way to take a step in the right direction.

Erik Lamela celebrates his goal in the FA Cup
Erik Lamela celebrates his goal in the first tie at Southampton

Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to win this competition in his first season in north London and that desire should be transmitted through to his players, who should be full of confidence after Sunday's result, to see them past a revitalised Saints outfit.

Both managers, though, have admitted their disappointment at having to go to a replay, but the two teams will have at least 10 days until their next game and should both be up for it, so Spurs may need to net a couple on the night and the near 2/1 on them to win with over 2.5 goals also looks a good bet.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's side lost narrowly here in September and, although expected to play their part, they may go home disappointed again this time around.

Prediction: Spurs 2-1 Southampton (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)

Best bets:

Tottenham to win and over 2.5 total goals at 17/10

Gedson Fernandes to score anytime at 8/1

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Sofiane Boufal: Southampton ace celebrates his goal against Tottenham in the FA Cup
Sofiane Boufal: Southampton ace celebrates his goal against Tottenham in the FA Cup
  • Spurs have won eight of their last nine home games against Southampton (L1), with all games coming in the Premier League – they won 2-1 against the Saints earlier this season.
  • This is the first time an FA Cup tie between Spurs and Southampton has gone to a replay since 1994-95, when Spurs won 6-2 in a fifth round replay after a 1-1 draw.
  • Since losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace in February 2016, Spurs have won each of their last seven home FA Cup matches, scoring 25 goals across these victories.
  • Southampton have lost just one of their last 11 away FA Cup matches (W7 D3 L1), losing 1-0 away at Sunderland in February 2014.
  • Spurs’ Son Heung-Min has been directly involved in 18 goals in 20 FA Cup appearances (11 goals, 7 assists), scoring their goal in the 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s in the original tie.

Odds correct as of 1800 GMT on 04/02/19

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