As much as I want Spurs to progress to the 4th round of the FA Cup tonight, I cannot for the life of me work out how they are such strong favourites with the bookmakers to do so.
If they play to their full capabilities then yes, Spurs should get through but the simple fact is Reading held their own in both recent games at the Lane and can be backed at 5/2 or so on home soil tonight.
Ramos doesn’t have many selection problems, Huddlestone serves the last game of his 3 match ban but Jenas is back from his (Is this a good or bad thing? Hopefully the new hair will stop him going missing as much).
Tottenham’s hopes of progression are probably high on the back of decent away performances against Arsenal, Man City and Portsmouth but play like they did against Chelsea at the weekend and it will be Reading going to Old Trafford in Round 4.