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Eagles can soar past Spurs

Eagles can soar past Spurs


There are two more FA Cup games on Sunday and while Chelsea should have no issues, Crystal Palace could prove awkward for Tottenham.

Crystal Palace to win @ 17/10

The early game is a London derby as Tottenham head south of the river to face Crystal Palace.

Spurs’ injuries and other absences seemed to bring them together in Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, although they ultimately missed out on a final place after penalties.

They head to Selhurst Park with a decent record at the ground, winning their last four trips to the stadium, the last three of those, including in November, being 1-0 triumphs.

In fact, the last six meetings between these two have been settled by a single goal and a repeat of under 1.5 goals is 2/1 but Palace have been good on their own patch, winning three of their last six at Selhurst.

The Eagles are set up like a good cup team, making the final of this competition in 2016 and would fancy another go at a Wembley final.

Roy Hodgson will have to decide on his man between the sticks – does he keep faith with Julian Speroni, who disappointed against Liverpool last time out, or give a chance to new loan signing Lucas Perri?

Opposite number Mauricio Pochettino may also look to rest some of his stars, although that could be tough with both Dele Alli and Harry Kane out long term, while Son Heung-min is unlikely to return in time following South Korea’s elimination from the Asian Cup.

Even though Hodgson has a tough call to make between his goalkeepers, the Eagles are playing well and may well soar on Sunday.

Chelsea to win to zero @ 20/23

It should be a bit more clean cut at Stamford Bridge where holders Chelsea welcome Championship Sheffield Wednesday.

The Blues booked their place in the EFL Cup final on Thursday and while all does not seem well at the Bridge, they have won their last three at home in all competitions.

That included a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the fourth round, a result that is 23/4 to be repeated.

Wednesday sit 16th in the table and are still waiting for new boss Steve Bruce to arrive, with the 58-year-old currently in Barbados watching the England cricket team.

The Owls have lost only one of their last eight and battled past League One Luton to reach this stage.

They will be without loan defender Michael Hector who is owned by Chelsea, but former Blue Sam Hutchinson will hope to get the nod.

Hudson Odoi – Anytime Goalscorer @ 11/10

Maurizio Sarri will also make changes and could hand a debut to new signing Gonzalo Higuain, while Callum Hudson-Odoi is 11/10 in the Anytime Goalscorer market and 9/2 to break the deadlock.

The youngster is still being pursued by Bayern Munich and may well want to make a name for himself.

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