Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th January 2020

Can Boro deny Tottenham at the Riverside?

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Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Betting Tips – FA Cup, 5th January 2.01pm

After struggling for so much of the season in the Championship, Middlesbrough have suddenly powered their way to a four-match winning streak. They have come up with two big away wins in their last two games as well. Will their newfound confidence and form be enough to get them past Spurs? The Lilywhites have lost Harry Kane to injury and have been struggling for wins lately. Read our predictions for Middlesbrough vs Tottenham.

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Betting Odds*

Tottenham 4/6
Draw 3/1
Middlesbrough 4/1

FA Cup Betting at Bet365

Middlesbrough News and Form – Can Boro beat Tottenham?

A sudden burst of positive life from Middlesbrough out of nowhere, has seen Boro fly up the Championship table. With back to back victories away at West Brom and Preston, they have really come good. The question is, with that confidence, can they go and claim a Premier League scalp in this FA Cup third-round tie? They have not conceded in any of their last three games played, so are showing a fair amount of resilience.

1-1 Correct Score


On questionable things about Boro is their home form in the FA Cup. It’s not great and they have won only two of their last six played in the competition (D1 L3). However, if you break it down to only their home form, then things are not so bad from them at the Riverside. Boro are W5 D1 L2 in their eight FA Cup home games. The last time they hosted a Premier League side was in January 2018 when Brighton paid a visit. Boro lost 1-0. But knowing that they are facing a Tottenham side who have been robbed of their top striker, can Boro make the most of the opportunity?

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Head to Head

This is the first meeting since the 2016/17 EPL
Spurs are on a three-match winning streak against Boro
Tottenham are W3 D1 in the FA Cup head to head with Boro
Boro have lost one of their last three home games against Spurs (W1 D1)


Key-Facts – Middlesbrough vs Tottenham

  • Boro have won five of their last eight FA Cup home fixtures
  • Tottenham have lost two of their last three FA Cup away games
  • Boro are on a four match winning streak in current form


Tottenham News and Form – Can Spurs beat Middlesbrough?

Tottenham suffered an away loss at Southampton in Premier League action on New Years’ Day. The result was made even worse because Harry Kane suffered a torn hamstring and so is out of action. That is just the one victory that Jose Mourinho’s men have claimed in their last four games now (D1 L2). So they aren’t on top of their game and there have been defensive frailties there without question. So this could be a nervy trip to the northeast on the weekend.

Spurs have won five of tier last nine FA Cup fixtures (D2 L2). The two defeats in that sequence happened in their last three on the road at Manchester United and then at Crystal Palace in last season’s campaign. The Lilywhites have picked up just two wins in their last seven away games in the competition (D2 L3) although each of the three losses in that run did happen against Premier League opposition. How will they handle this tricky game?

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Tips & Odds

Draw outright at 3/1
Boro – Draw Double Chance at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 3rd, 2020 at 2:56 p.m.)

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Predictions

Draw: Boro are buzzing at the moment and with Spurs not being at full strength and really no back up for the goalscoring of Harry Kane, the home side may be able to avoid defeat in this one. The draw looks a good proposition.