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Jan 25, 2021 at 7.45pm UK at Adams Park
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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday's FA Cup clash between Wycombe Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Tottenham Hotspur continue their bid for silverware on Monday night as they square off against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round.

While Spurs sit in fifth position in the Premier League standings, Wycombe are seven points adrift from safety in the Championship.

Match preview

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho pictured on January 9, 2021© Reuters

Having played five games during the opening 17 days of 2021, Jose Mourinho will have been satisfied to have had a week off from action ahead of their upcoming relentless schedule.

Nevertheless, with Liverpool to come on Thursday night, it leaves the Portuguese with much to ponder regarding his team selection as he looks to progress further in this competition.

Spurs set up the last-32 tie at Adams Park with a 5-0 triumph away at Marine in a game which saw Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius net a hat-trick.

While the 25-year-old starred on that occasion, Gareth Bale was only used as a substitute, and all eyes will be on the Welshman if, as expected, he features on Monday night.

The North Londoners head into this fixture having put together a seven-match unbeaten streak since losing to Leicester City on December 20.

A number of positive coronavirus tests means that Wycombe will play host to Mourinho's side after a 16-day absence from action.

The Chairboys have not played since their excellent 4-1 win over Preston North End in round three, the result representing just their fourth success of the season in all competitions.

Although the goals continue to be shared around this squad, the second-tier strugglers have now found the back of the net in five successive matches, their best run of the campaign.

Gareth Ainsworth is expected to name a full-strength team for this contest, but the Wycombe boss will also have one eye on the nine league games which are scheduled to be played before the end of February.

Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup form: W
Wycombe Wanderers form (all competitions): LDLWLW

Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup form: W
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions): DWWWDW

Team News

Gareth Bale in action for Spurs against Marine on January 10, 2021© Reuters

With Son Heung-min and Harry Kane expected to be named among the substitutes, Bale and Vinicius should feature in the Spurs attack.

Joe Hart should deputise for Hugo Lloris, while Erik Lamela is likely to be handed a rare start in the final third.

Mourinho has suggested that Dele Alli will miss out for Spurs with a tendon injury.

Despite his side's dominant win over Preston, Ainsworth may revert back to the players who could start against Brentford at the weekend.

That could see the likes of Daryl Horgan and Scott Kashket come back into the Wycombe XI.

Wycombe Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Allsop; Grimmer, Knight, Tafazolli, Jacobson; Thompson, Gape; Wheeler, Horgan, Onyedinma; Kashket

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Hart; Doherty, Sanchez, Rodon, Davies; Sissoko, Winks; Bale, Lamela, Moura; Vinicius

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We say: Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

While Mourinho would have preferred this game to have been played at the weekend, the Portuguese will at least be able to field players who require game time. The desire to impress should be enough for Spurs to enjoy a routine win over opponents who have struggled for goals all season.


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