Tuesday Night FA Cup Predictions
There are ten matches being played around England this evening as 20 sides look to book their places in the fourth round of the competition and move one step closer to playing on the hallowed turf of Wembley. I’m taking a look at several of the matches and providing my best FA Cup bets from this evening’s games.
Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers:
Birmingham to win – 1.51
Draw – 3.80
Bristol Rovers to win – 5.70
The home side in this match are my side and while I’m slightly biased towards Birmingham as a result of this, I feel that they are deserving of being the favourites to win this match. They have lost just one of their last 11 matches, although they have recorded six draws in this time including all of their last five at home, and have been impressive in cup competition this season. They defeated Swansea, whom the winner of this match tonight will face in round four, in the Capital One Cup and Stoke needed penalties to get past The Blues despite them having just ten men for the second half and extra time. Manager Lee Clark has said he’ll be playing a full strength side tonight and with Bristol Rovers sitting near the bottom of League Two with just a single win in their last six away games I have a feeling that they could struggle at St. Andrews this evening.
The home side have had a tendency to score early recently and with the visitors in such poor away form I can see the home side taking an early lead and holding this until the end of the match to ensure they book a second clash with Swansea this season.
Back Birmingham/Birmingham HT/FT @ 2.24 in this Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers clash.
Fulham v Norwich:
Fulham to win – 1.95
Draw – 3.35
Norwich to win – 3.30
The only all Premier League clash of the evening sees the third clash of Fulham and Norwich in less than three weeks following their two clashes at Carrow Road that saw Fulham claim a 2-1 win in the Premier League before they drew 1-1 in their first meeting in the FA Cup ten days ago. Fulham have an excellent record against Norwich as they have won eight and drawn four of the 12 meetings between the two sides since 1999 and with them being unbeaten in two away games I can see why they are favoured for victory this evening too.
Norwich are without a win in seven games before today and have just a single away win, against West Brom, in their nine away matches since the end of September and with this poor form I cannot see them getting anything from this clash. However, Fulham are massively inconsistent as their last five games have seen 2-1 wins over Norwich and West Ham as well as 6-0 and 4-1 losses to Hull and Sunderland, with the second of those coming at Craven Cottage in front of the Fulham fans. Despite this inconsistency, I am with GR88.com and see the home team booking their place in the fourth round of the cup with victory this evening.
Back the home win in this Fulham v Norwich FA Cup Third Round replay @ 1.95.
MK Dons v Wigan:
MK Dons to win – 2.82
Draw – 3.10
Wigan to win – 2.26
The defending champions began the defence of their FA Cup trophy with a thrilling six goal game at the DW Stadium that saw them twice lead with League One’s MK Dons pulling themselves back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to force this evening’s replay. The home side come into this match in great from with five wins and two draws in their last eight matches, but will this form be enough to see them once again upset the odds against a side sitting a league above them?
Wigan come into this match unbeaten in seven matches having won four and drawn three, while the 3-3 draw in the first meeting of these two teams is the only time they have conceded a goal since before Christmas. They are experiencing a fine resurgence under new manager Uwe Rösler and I feel that their excellent recent results will see them progress into the fourth round as they move one step closer to defending their FA Cup crown.
Back the away win in this MK Dons v Wigan clash this evening @ 2.26.