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Marine host Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Sunday in a 5pm kick-off at Rossett Park in Crosby, which will be shown live on BBC One.

It is only the second time Marine have reached the third round of the FA Cup in their entire history, with Crewe Alexandra beating the Merseyside based club 3-1 in the 1992-93 campaign.

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Spurs, meanwhile, will be buoyed by reaching the EFL Cup final after beating Brentford 2-0 on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side are heavily odds-on 1/50 favourites to win the tie, with Marine 40/1 to cause what would perhaps be the biggest upset in FA Cup history. The draw is 20/1, with extra-time and penalties following in that scenario.

Marine, who compete in the Northern Premier League Division One North West, are only the second eighth-tier side in FA Cup history to reach the third round. Neil Young’s side have won seven matches to reach this stage, with their most impressive victory coming against League Two outfit Colchester United in the first round.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are likely to rest several first choice players, with the likes of Erik Lamela, Dele Alli and Carlos Vinicius coming into the forward line.

Mourinho’s side have far greater depth than in previous years, though, and should have more than enough to overcome the non-league outfit.

They won 7-0 across the River Mersey at Tranmere Rovers under Mauricio Pochettino at this stage of the competition two years ago, and it would be no surprise to see a similar outcome here.

Given the gulf in class between the sides, I’m struggling to see Marine scoring to be honest, while I’d be surprised if Tottenham’s hungry fringe players aren’t keen to impress, so I’ll back Both Teams To Score – No and Spurs to score over three goals:

In terms of player bets, it’s obviously difficult with team news uncertain and my knowledge of Marine next to nothing, but I think Dele Alli to score at 11/10 (Betfair) is a cracking price.

The attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain in this window, so could be keen to impress his old manager ahead of a potential transfer. Alli’s trademark third man runs are the type which low-block defences can struggle to pick up.

Many punters will be interested in the correct score markets in games like this: a repeat of the 7-0 scoreline at Tranmere two years ago is 16/1 (Betway). 4-0 is 13/2, 5-0 is 15/2, and 6-0 is 10/1, which looks a good price.

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