Swans and Spurs to book quarter-final spots

Mauricio Pochettino

The FA Cup quarter-final draw is set to be completed this week, with the first of two fifth-round replays taking place on Tuesday as Swansea welcome Sheffield Wednesday.

A bore draw was all these two could manage at Hillsborough but things should be more exciting down at the Liberty Stadium, especially after both sides conceded four goals at the weekend.

Neither are doing particularly well in their respective divisions and Carlos Carvalhal, who was sacked by Wednesday before Christmas, and his counterpart Jos Luhukay may see this competition as an unneeded distraction.

Both coaches will rotate but Swansea’s squad is deeper, especially with the Owls suffering from plenty of injuries.

Expect a more open game and the Swansea win and both to score seems a likely outcome at 3/1.

Wednesday sees Tottenham welcome Rochdale to Wembley and the League One outfit will be hoping for another performance like they produced in their recent 2-2 draw.

Steve Davis was the hero as he scored late on, but Dale have not won in four and appear to have bigger fish to fry.

The FA Cup represents a genuine chance for Spurs to break their decade-long wait for a trophy and Mauricio Pochettino has a deep enough squad to cope.

With the winner of Tuesday’s match waiting in the quarter-finals, anything but a comfortable home win looks unlikely so the goal markets may well be the ones to look at.

Over 3.5 goals is likely at 10/11, while over 4.5 is 2/1 and from a goalscoring point of view, 3/1 for Harry Winks to score at anytime catches the eye.

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