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Tottenham vs Coventry Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Tottenham welcome Coventry to White Hart Lane on Saturday in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score.

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome League 1 outfit Coventry City to White Hart Lane on Saturday in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Spurs kick-off their FA Cup campaign looking to go one-step further than last season after being knocked out at the semi-final stages by Chelsea.

Andre Villas-Boas men head into the game in fine form in the Premier League after a run of four straight wins sees then sitting above Chelsea in third position in the table. They welcome Coventry who sit mid-table in League 1 so Spurs will have to guard against complacency this weekend.

Team News

Tottenham may welcome back Benoit Assou-Ekotto with the left back recovered from a knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the entire first half of the season. Ekotto is pushing for a start but may have to make do with a place on the bench.

Midfielder Scott Parker is expected to make his first start of the season while Brad Friedel is likely to be given a chance in the cup having lost his first-team place to Hugo Lloris.

AVB is likely to make wholesale changes to his side with the likes of Sigurdsson, Townsend, Falque and Huddlestone all expected to feature. Gareth Bale is available after serving a one-game suspension but is likely to be rested for this one.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Despite the expected weakened team, high-flying Tottenham should dispense of the League 1 outfit on Saturday as long as they don’t take the opposition too lightly and put in a professional display. Tottenham 3-0 Coventry

What would your starting line-up be and whats your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Kevin H

    January 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Sorry, McGoaldrink unfortunately has gone to Ipswich on loan.

    I know. Madness

    An AVB attacking team against a League One club? There really can only be one outcome.

    Expect Goals.

  2. John

    January 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I think Bale is likely to keep him match fit as he missed the last league game, Dempsey also.

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