Jose Mourinho is up for the cup a bit (Image: Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock)

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Punters have every reason to cheer on the key-worker heroes of Marine on BBC One this afternoon.

The Northern League side boasts NHS folk, teachers and a bin man.

So what price they pull off officially The Greatest FA Cup Third Round Shock Ever , beat Tottenham in 90 minutes (5pm) and allow a weary nation to weep tears of joy? A piffling 33/1. Kills the buzz a bit.

If you do sense a miracle result in the offing, cupset history says split a tiny stake on Marine 1-0 at 275/1 (Sporting Index) and ‘no goalscorer’ at 100/1 (Paddy) . Both are 90min bets.

Go on, it should at least be closer than advertised.

One fruitful slice of olde punting wisdom said that Italy would never beat a minnow by more than two goals except by accident. It was a question of style and of self-image.

So, would Jose Mourinho prefer himself winning this 10-0 full-cock in a frenzied massacre of the innocents – or 3-0 in a display of regal restraint and total control?

Bookies favour a Spurs win in the range 3-0 to 7-0. That looks a bit high. Get on Marine with a four-goal start on the asian handicap at 21/20 (888sport, Unibet).

Leeds fell out of the EFL Cup at the first opportunity, and I doubt Marcelo Bielsa will cry into his bucket if the same happens at Crawley (1.30pm, BBC One).

The message from the Argentine’s reign is that 'he has the utmost respect for the domestic cups’, which translates as ‘we rotate like a doner kebab’.

The spicy sauce for punters is that Crawley look unlikely to risk pranging hot property Max Watters. Take UNDER 2.5 goals (90mins) at a general 13/10.

No FA Cup replays this season, just extra-time and pens. That’s very probably not going to be a factor at Stamford Bridge or the Etihad.

Morecambe go to Chelsea and Manchester City host Birmingham (1.30pm, both live on BBC iPlayer ).

Check starters, but Brum look easy meat for Sergio Aguero, and Callum Hudson-Odoi will get the leaky Shrimps scurrying – bet an ‘anytime scorer’ double at 5/2 (Paddy).

Over in Serie A, bet Cristiano Ronaldo ‘scores two or more’ for Juventus (vs Sassuolo, 7.45pm) at 13/5 (Hills) – it’s a juicy price on his raw stats this season.

Last week: Winner at 7/2