Tottenham face Wimbledon this Sunday, January 7, in their 2017/2018 England Cup debut. At Wembley Stadium in London, the game, which is part of the third round of the tournament, kicks off at 13h (GMT).
The competition has a different regulation. If there is a winner, the setting takes place in a single game. If the confrontation ends tied a new meeting will be held, but this time with inverted field control. This rule, called a replay, is not valid for the second game. Even if you have to resort to the 30-minute overtime and penalty shootout, she will reveal the survivor in the cup dispute.
Tottenham’s recent performance
Tottenham closed on Thursday, January 4, the four-round schedule the Premier League has established for the period between Christmas and New Year. At home, tied with West Ham for 1 to 1. He had wide field of play, but was out at a disadvantage on the scoreboard. Thus, the tie ended up being considered an acceptable result.
This is because it was enough to keep the team in the qualifying zone for European tournaments in the 2018/2019 season. In fifth place with 41 points (12 wins, five draws and five losses), Tottenham would take place in the Europa League. The difference for Liverpool, fourth placed that closes the block of classified for the Champions League is only three points.
For the game of this Sunday, the technician Mauritius Pochettino has practically all the cast at his disposal. Next in the medical department are defenders Toby Alderweireld (ten English League 2017/2018 games, no goal) and Danny Rose (five games, no goal). This indicates that most likely he will promote the relay of athletes in the titular team preserving the most worn players.
That decision may even include top scorer Harry Kane (21 games, 18 goals). He was recently shot by the flu. It is recovered, but can be related to the reservation bank. However, the need for such a strategy is not one of the greatest. As it has been eliminated from the League Cup of England, which is played next weekend, Tottenham will only play again on Saturday, January 13, for the English Premier League against Everton.
The current form of Wimbledon
Wimbledon plays the League 1, the equivalent of the Third Division of the English Championship. You make a bad campaign. It’s in the relegation zone of the competition. With 27 points (seven wins, six draws and 12 losses). It is the twenty-first place.
The situation is not irreversible. The difference for Oldham, twentieth and first team outside the sticking region, is only one point. However, the situation certainly inspires care, which makes the FA Cup a secondary competition for the team that last entered the field on 1 January. Defeated, at home, the Southend, by 2 to 0.
Without the privilege given to the big clubs, the Wimbledon debuted in the Glass of England in the first phase. At home, he overcame Lincoln by 1-0. Then, crushing Charlton, again in their domains, scoring 3 to 1.
History of matches between Tottenham and Wimbledon
This will be the first match involving the teams.
There is no room for risk guesses in this match. Tottenham, playing at home against a side that is battling relegation to the Fourth Division, is a big favorite. This is reflected in the promotion of 1.12 in Rivalo. Draw shows return of 8.00. Successful visitor yields 15.00 per real bet.