Tottenham travel to Elland Road to take on Neil Warnock’s Leeds United in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday and go into the clash as 2/5 favourites to advance to the next round.
The Premier League side will hope they do not come a cropper when they take on their Championship opposition, but Leeds have already defeated top-flight opposition this campaign when they dumped Everton out of the Capital One Cup, so punters who sense an upset can back the Whites to advance at 2/1.
Unfortunately for Leeds, they have received the worst possible news in this January transfer window with star striker Luciano Becchio handing in a transfer request, stating that he wants to move elsewhere to earn the money he deserves.
The chances are that it will not be sorted by the weekend, but will the Argentinean start up top in front of what could be a very unforgiving crowd?
If he does, then you would have to say Leeds do have an outside chance of causing a shock, because he has been in tremendous form, bagging 12 goals so far this season.
However, if he does not make the starting 11 or simply refuses to play then you have to feel that the best Leeds can hope for is a replay.
If punters do fancy the tie going back to White Hart Lane for its completion, then they can back the draw at 11/4.
In the meantime, here are five key stats which could influence your betting on this clash between two of English football’s most famous institutions.
3: The amount of goals Jermain Defoe netted last time he visited Elland Road. The England man to score another hat-trick (or better) is available at odds of 33/1.
4: The last time these two sides met was in the FA Cup and four goals were scored as Tottenham defeated Leeds 3-1 at Elland Road in a replay in 2010. For a repeat of that scoreline, bwin is offering 21/2.
7: It has been seven encounters since Leeds last recorded a victory over Tottenham – a 2-1 success back in 2001. A 2-1 win for Leeds on Saturday can be backed at 14/1.
8: It has been eight games in all competitions since Leeds were enjoying a lead in a match at the interval. Amazingly, the last time it occurred was against another Premier League giant – when they were 1-0 up against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, only to be thumped 5-1. Warnock’s side to be ahead at half-time is available at odds of 15/4.
11: Clean sheets have not been a forte for Spurs over the last few years, but incredibly, they have managed to keep 11 so far this season under Andre Villas-Bas. If bwin customers fancy them to make it 12, then back Leeds not to score a goal in the game at tempting odds of 33/20.
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