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Tottenham v Wycombe preview: Spurs looking to protect home record

Tottenham celebrate Danny Rose's winner
Image: Tottenham are big favourites to reach the fifth round

Tottenham will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record in all competitions when they play Wycombe in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

Spurs have won their last eight home games in all competitions - scoring 24 goals - which is their best unbeaten start at home since the 2000/01 season.

However, Wycombe are flying high in Sky Bet League Two and have not tasted defeat in 16 matches in all competitions.

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Tottenham will be without top goalscorer Harry Kane for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round clash.

The England striker is suffering from a minor groin problem but Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Kane will be fit for Tuesday's Premier League meeting with Sunderland.

Danny Rose (knee) is also missing, as are defensive duo Jan Vertonghen (ankle) and Toby Alderweireld (hamstring), while Erik Lamela (hip) is still out.

Sam Saunders is available for Wycombe after he rejoined the Chairboys on a free transfer from Brentford.

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This is the first meeting in any competition between Spurs and Wycombe.

Wycombe have only reached the fourth round once before, in 2000/01, a campaign which saw them reach the semi-finals before losing to eventual winners Liverpool.

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Highlights of Wycombe's 1-1 draw with Luton in Sky Bet League Two last weekend

Including League Cup ties, Spurs have met fourth-tier opposition in 25 cup ties in their history and have only been eliminated once, losing 1-0 to Grimsby in the League Cup in 2005/06.

The Chairboys have played top-flight opponents in seven previous FA Cup ties and been eliminated from six, winning the other against Leicester in the quarter-final in 2000/01, with Roy Essandoh heading a late winner.

The League Two manager's award went to Gareth Ainsworth of Wycombe
Image: Gareth Ainsworth won League Two manager of the month for November

24 of the last 26 teams to eliminate Spurs from the FA Cup have been from the Premier League - only Leeds in 2012/13 and Leicester in 2005/06 have been from outside the top tier.

Wycombe's last win over Premier League opposition came in December 2006, when they beat Charlton at The Valley in a League Cup quarter-final.

Tottenham have won seven and drawn one of their last eight games in all competitions.

Merson's prediction

Wycombe are doing very well at the minute but I cannot see past Tottenham at home. Having started the FA Cup in the first round it's a great achievement from Wycombe to get to round four. It's a great pay day for them too, but that will come to an end at White Hart Lane.

PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (11/2 with Sky Bet)


Tottenham are huge favourites at 1/7 to continue their winning streak at White Hart Lane. An unlikely Wycombe victory is available at 16/1 and the draw can be backed at 7/1. For those that may want to get a bigger price on Spurs, the 4/9 for them to be winning at half-time and full-time could be the way to go.

Vincent Janssen scores for Tottenham against Gillingham in the EFL Cup
Image: Vincent Janssen is a 11/4 shot to score first

With Kane rested Vincent Janssen may get a chance to impress up top. He's the 11/4 favourite to score first.

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