FA Cup third round weekend is still one of the standout events in the footballing calendar. Don’t @ us.
A chance for the plucky underdogs to test themselves against the very best. Yes nobody is giving Man United a chance at Wolves tonight, but that’s what the FA Cup is all about.
All silliness aside, while the cup competitions are prime for rotation and second-string sides, there’s still plenty of value flying around.
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So much going on this weekend it’s hard to know where to start.
What we will say is Man City are surely shoo-ins for the trophy this season given Liverpool really couldn’t care less and everyone else is a shambles.
Elsewhere it’s the Merseyside derby tomorrow and Liverpool new boy Takumi Minamino could make his debut.
Two years ago a certain Virgil van Dijk also made his Reds bow in the FA Cup against their great rivals, scoring a late winner. Fancy history to repeat itself?
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Here’s what else Betway have got for us:
- MINAMINO TO SCORE AND LIVERPOOL TO WIN, 11/2 WITH BETWAY – He looks set to start and has a real eye for goal. It should be a cracker at Anfield.
- ROCHDALE AND LUTON TO AVOID DEFEAT AGAINST NEWCASTLE AND BOURNEMOUTH, 13/2 WITH BETWAY – We would say cupsets, but Newcastle and Bournemouth are both terrible right now and likely to ring the changes.
- MAN CITY TO WIN FA CUP THIS SEASON, 3/1 WITH BETWAY – The holders surely won’t go the entire season trophy-less and they cleaned up in the domestic cups last campaign.
Some personal joy for one of us in midweek as the Liverpool vs Sheffield United clash brought home the goods.
That noise you can hear is us gently patting ourselves on the backs.
That’s because we correctly predicted all three tips in the paper for the game; Liverpool to win both halves (2/1), Salah to score first (4/1) and Salah to score first and Liverpool to win 2-0 (22/1).
Don’t you love it when a game behaves exactly the way you expected?
Salah went into the clash with 43 goals in his previous 50 games at Anfield, while Liverpool had kept five successive clean sheets in all competitions. It just made sense.
If Thursday night was divine, New Year’s Day’s action was a bitter pill to swallow.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs continue to be a proper head scratcher and perhaps one to avoid acca wise.
They turned up at St Mary’s against a Southampton side who had kept just one clean sheet since mid-September, and conceded nine against Leicester, but somehow failed to score.
That cost one of us a big both teams to score coupon across all the leagues and, as a result, was the only Premier League game not to feature at least two goals.
Cheers Jose, you swine.
UP THE TICS
You know what, credit where credit is due. This week really is up the Tics.
That’s because Wigan picked up their first away win in a whopping 15 games at St Andrew’s on NYD.
Twice they went in front, twice they nearly threw it all away but they clung on for a 3-2 victory.
Unfortunately they’re still not playing ball with our trailing at half time, winning at full time narrative, but this was a positive sign.
They go to Leicester in the cup on Saturday evening, where it’s 80/1 to happen. If this is the weekend they pull it off, dry January is going straight in the bin.
THE CASH OUT
Today really could be a minefield, but let’s get this bread: