FA CUP FIFTH ROUND: The Striker previews Tuesday’s games between PETERBOROUGH UNITED v MANCHESTER CITY and MIDDLESBROUGH v TOTTENHAM both with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
PETERBOROUGH UNITED V MANCHESTER CITY
7.15pm We have a very busy week this week as the FA Cup Fifth Round kicks off on Tuesday night! This is probably the busiest stage of the season with the Champions League and Europa League Last 16, along with the domestic leagues and then we also had the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday. There’s plenty of trading opportunities on BETDAQ Betting Exchange! We start the fifth round with the shortest price of the week as Manchester City travel to take on Peterborough United. City are trading 1.13 at the time of writing, and that’s even shorter than Everton who are at home to non-league Boreham Wood on Thursday night. That being said, who could trust Everton at the moment! Peterborough came through QPR to get here, but they are having a terrible season in the Championship and currently sit bottom of the table. There’s been a gap forming to the bottom three in the Championship, so it’s extremely likely they will be relegated this season.
A Cup run would have took the pressure away from that situation, but when Man City get pulled out of the hat it’s the last thing you want to see! This is going to be a case of how many goals can City score rather than will they win. Obviously I’m going to be looking to the side markets for my best bet, but I couldn’t put anyone off putting City in their BETDAQ Multiple this week even at the short odds. Peterborough are conceding an average of two goals per game in the Championship this season – that’s a terrible stat, and then consider the level of Man City and you have major issues here. Even allowing for City to rest some of their stars here, they should make light work of this Peterborough side. There’s magic of the Cup, and then there’s a miracle type situation needed to see anything bar a City win here! City make appeal on a number of handicaps, but the 1.9 on the -2.5 goal handicap stands out for me. With the amount of chances Peterborough are conceding this season, City can run riot here.
The Striker Says:
Two points win Manchester City -2.5 goals to beat Peterborough United at 1.9 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
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MIDDLESBROUGH V TOTTENHAM
7.55pm This is the highlight fixture tonight in my opinion, with Spurs hoping to do what Manchester United couldn’t and knock out Middlesbrough! How could you describe Spurs this season than anything other than a rollercoaster ride. Not one week has been dull! They bounced back from losing 1-0 to Burnley last week with a 4-0 win over Leeds at the weekend but I don’t think that tells us much. Leeds have been very poor this season, they sacked their manager after the loss but they have had major issues at the back all season and now they are in a relegation battle. I would be more concerned about the Conte comments after the Burnley loss, saying he basically couldn’t fix the issues Spurs have and the owner needs to do a full review. That was a very odd thing to say, but like I said, there’s never a dull moment with Spurs. Middlesbrough will be another decent test for Spurs here, and Spurs will have to work hard to win. Middlesbrough are in a battle for the Championship Playoff spots – they lost ground at the weekend with a 3-2 loss to Barnsley at the weekend, but there’s very little between 6th and 8th in the Championship.
Despite that loss at the weekend, Middlesbrough played very well and they were unlucky to lose. They created an xG of 2.70 and in general they have been creating a lot of chances recently. Their recent xG figures read 2.70, 1.39, 1.72, 2.50 and 2.08 – those are solid figures and they should give Spurs a good test here. Obviously we have to remember the big gulf in class between the sides, and the Premier League compared to the Championship, so in that sense Spurs should win. However, I don’t feel that the 1.76 on Spurs offers much value. In my view that looks the right price and from a betting point of view it’s best left alone. Both sides have been playing attacking football lately and I can’t see Middlesbrough sitting back here given Spurs have been dropping points for fun in the Premier League recently. They have no reasons not to ‘have a go’ here and that should make for a good game. Over 2.5 goals is trading 1.91 and that looks the value call for small stakes.
The Striker Says:
One point win Over 2.5 goals at 1.91 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
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