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Marine vs Tottenham: FA Cup preview and prediction

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t’s a true mismatch in the FA Cup third round this afternoon as eighth-tier Marine host Premier League Tottenham on Merseyside.

The Northern Premier League minnows stunned Colchester in the second round to set up a home tie against high-flying Spurs at Rossett Park – though Covid-19 restrictions will sadly mean Marine fans will not be present to see the biggest game in their club’s history.

Tottenham have already tasted knockout success this week by beating Brentford to reach the Carabao Cup final, and today’s tie will be another test of the mettle of Mourinho’s squad as he bids to turn them into a trophy-winning team.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Marine vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 5pm GMT kick-off today (Sunday, January 10, 2021).

The match will be held behind closed doors at Rossett Park due to coronavirus restrictions.

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How to watch Marine vs Tottenham

TV channel: Today’s match will be shown live on TV on BBC One.

Live stream: Those with a valid TV licence can watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.

Marine vs Tottenham team news

Gareth Bale and Dele Alli are expected to play against Marine as Mourinho prepares to make changes but still respect today’s opponents by naming a “very good” team.

Youngsters Jack Clarke and Harvey White should feature along with Harry Winks, while Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius will hope to lead the line.

Erik Lamela could also return with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son likely to drop to the bench and either Dane Scarlett or Alfie Devine will be the one Under-18 in Mourinho’s 20-man matchday squad.

Marine vs Tottenham prediction: 3-0 Spurs win

Marine will be hoping for a little (or a lot) of that FA Cup magic, but Mourinho’s Tottenham are built for knockout football – and without a raucous home crowd to make things difficult, Spurs should make light work of their opponents.

Marine vs Tottenham head to head (h2h) results

This will be the first time that the two clubs have met.

Marine vs Tottenham odds and betting tips


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