FA Cup Third Round Saturday Tips



Goals in Championship clash

Luton 2.915/8 v Reading 2.747/4; The Draw 3.39/4
Saturday 9 December, 12:00
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There are a number of all-Championship ties in the FA Cup on Saturday and this one sees 14th placed Luton host a Reading side in fifth.

Reading beat Luton 2-1 at home on Boxing Day, but it’s a risk backing against the Hatters, who are unbeaten in six at home (W3 D3). Ignore the result and back both teams to score again at 1.9310/11.

League leaders should be backed

Norwich 1.84/5 v Coventry 4.94/1; The Draw 3.711/4
Saturday 9 December, 12:00
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The Championship leaders Norwich welcome 16th placed Coventry to Carrow Road. This fixture ended as a 1-1 draw in the league, but there’s every reason to believe that Norwich’s class will tell.

Norwich have won four of their last five home games (D1) and seem to be headed for a return to the Premier League. Their price of 1.84/5 to win looks good given their position.

First win for Big Sam

Blackpool 3.711/4 v West Brom 2.1411/10; The Draw 3.613/5
Saturday 9 December, 15:00
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This should be the perfect opportunity for West Brom to get their first win under new manager Sam Allardyce.

Blackpool are 13th in League One and in poor form, with only one win from their last six games (D3 L2). Back WBA to claim a much needed victory at at 2.1411/10.

Blades will concede against League One side

Bristol Rovers 4.57/2 v Sheffield United 1.845/6; The Draw 3.814/5
Saturday 9 December, 15:00
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Sheffield United are another Premier League club looking for a confidence boost against League One opposition.

Yet though they are a lowly 18th in the table, Bristol Rovers are in good form, winning four of their last five (L1). If the visitors are to win, they may well concede as well, with a Sheffield United victory and both teams to score priced at 3.613/5.

Clean sheet for Clarets

Burnley 1.728/11 v MK Dons 5.79/2; The Draw 3.9
Saturday 9 December, 15:00
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With a game against Manchester United to come next week, Sean Dyche may rotate his side a little for this one.

They should still deal with an MK Dons team that are 16th in League One. Back Burnley to win to nil at 2.789/5.

Fulham will win derby

QPR 3.55/2 v Fulham 2.285/4; The Draw 3.55/2
Saturday 9 December, 15:00
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It’s a local derby in West London as QPR host Fulham. QPR go into this game without a win in nine (D4 L5) and are only just outside the Championship relegation zone in 20th.

Fulham are still in the Premier League’s bottom three, but have slowly been accumulating points over the past few weeks. They should have enough to win this and are nicely priced at 2.285/4.

Great price for away day specialists

Stoke 4.84/1 v Leicester 1.910/11; The Draw 3.711/4
Saturday 9 December, 15:00
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Leicester’s success in the Premier League this season has very much been built upon their away form, with the Foxes only losing one of their nine games on the road (W7 D1).

It’s hard to see then why Leicester are so big against a Stoke team that have only won one of their last eight matches (D4 L3). Even with the likelihood that they will rotate, Leicester are a cracking price at 1.910/11.