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Eden Jon 15th Jan 2013 - 12:14

FA Cup preview - January 16th

FA Cup - Third Round Replays

(Please note that unless specified, markets are for 90 minutes only)

Arsenal v Swansea

90 Minute Betting: Arsenal @ 8/15 Draw @ 14/5 Swansea @ 11/2

To Qualify: Arsenal @ 1/5 Swansea @ 10/3

After a exhilarating first match at the Liberty Stadium, when both teams had chances to qualify for the fourth round, the sides meet again at the Emirates.

Michu set the ball rolling in the initial tie and is 7/1 to open the scoring in this second game, 2/1 to score at any time in the 90 minutes and in addition 8/1 to score at any time and Swansea to win the match in 90 minutes. This is our special enhanced wincast offer.

After losing their lead, they recovered in the dying moments of the Liberty Stadium match, with Danny Graham levelling the scores. Ex Watford hit-man Graham is 9/1 to score the matches first strike and 10/3 to score at any time in the 90 minutes.

The Gunners for their part, required two goals in the last ten minutes to firstly level and then take what they expected would be the winning lead. Podolski and Gibbs were the men in the headlines and they are 5/1 and 25/1 respectively in the first scorer market and 5/4 and 8/1 to score at any time, again this is within 90 mins.

Theo Walcott was not on the score sheet that day. However on current form, whenever he plays, he has to be considered in the scoring markets and is 3/1 to open the scoring in this second game, 8/11 to score at any time in the 90 minutes and in addition 6/4 to score at any time and Arsenal to win the match in 90 minutes. This is our special enhanced wincast offer.

It is not difficult to envisage a similar style match replay and goals galore and Both Teams To Score at 8/13 looks enticing. While the goal count may well exceed the first tie and the Over Goal Markets must be of interest.

In the Premier League last weekend, Arsenal lost to Man City at the Emirates and Swansea continued their consistent and determined ways with a hard fought draw at Goodison Park

All in all, this looks like being another FA Cup cracker!

Best Bets:

Double Result - Draw/Arsenal @ 7/2
Match Handicaps - Arsenal minus two goals to tie on the handicap @ 7/2 (This bet is for Arsenal to win by exactly two goals)

Worth a Speculation:

Double Result - Swansea/Arsenal @ 20/1 and Arsenal/Swansea @ 40/1

Opta Facts & Stats:

  • The Jacks have won two and drawn one of their last three games against Arsenal - winning 2-0 and 3-2 in the Premier League before drawing the original tie 2-2.
  • Arsenal haven't failed to make the Fourth Round of the FA Cup since 1996.
  • Michu has struck three times in his last two games against Arsenal.
  • Five of the six goals scored between Arsenal and Swansea this season have came in the final 10 minutes of matches.
  • Danny Graham has scored four goals in his last five FA Cup appearances, including the late equaliser against Arsenal in the last game.



Manchester United v West Ham

90 Minute Betting: Manchester United @ 1/3 Draw @ 19/5 West Ham @ 17/2

To Qualify: Manchester United 1/9 @ West Ham @ 5/1

Similar to the above previewed match, the first tie at Upton Park was thrilling and swung one way and then the other. And, regular as clockwork, Robin Van Persie scored the vital hit in the final seconds. The striking sensation is a vital part of the Reds title and cup challenge and his ability to hit the back of the back, combined with the tenacity that Sir Alex Ferguson has built into his squads are a mixture to fear.

The Upton Park match scoring was a replica of the Swansea v Arsenal game, with Man Utd taking the lead via Cleverley, who is 10/1 to repeat the feat and 7/2 to score at any time in 90 minutes.

The home side then hit back with Joe Cole crossing from the left and James Collins heading into the left corner of the Reds net. The same combination struck in identical fashion in the early part of the second half to take the lead.

Collins, after leaving the field against Sunderland at their weekend Premier League loss to Sunderland, is 12/1 to score in the 90 mins and 40/1 to repeat his heroics at Upton Park and score twice (or more).

Joe Cole has played his part since renewing his West Ham partnership and is 16/1 to score the first goal of the match and 6/1 for a goal at any time (90 mins).

Kevin Nolan is the glue of the team and will be battling from kick off to final whistle and is 11/1 to score the first goal, 4/1 to score any time and as part of our enhanced wincast offer, is priced at 20/1 to score at any time with the Hammers winning in 90 minutes.

Manchester United are still in the Champions League and are clear at the head of the Premier League table and although their second half display against Liverpool at the weekend didn't reach the expected standards, their confidence must be high.

RVP was on the score sheet again and looks unstoppable. He is 5/2 to open the scoring, 4/7 to score any time and 5/2 to score two or more in 90 mins.

Javier Hernandez is another who can bust the net and he is subject of our enhanced wincast offer, it is 7/4 for Hernandez to score at any time and Man Utd to win in 90 minutes. While he can also be backed at 4/1 and Evens respectively to open the scoring or score at any time.

The Theatre of Dreams has been a constant source of success for many years and this season looks no exception. The Old Trafford faithful have seen win after win and goal after goal in the last six months and will be expecting more of the same against the Hammers.

The Reds are odds on to win without requiring extra time and although this does seem the most likely outcome, West Ham will be giving it a go. Can they strike a Hammer blow?

Best Bets:

Double Result - Man Utd/Man Utd @ 8/11
Man Utd to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 13/10

Worth a Speculation:

Correct Score - Man Utd 3 West Ham 1 @ 9/1
Correct Score - Man Utd 4 West Ham 1 @ 14/1

Opta Facts & Stats:

  • Robin van Persie has scored five times in his last four appearances (in all comps) against West Ham United.
  • West Ham have failed to score in their last four trips to Old Trafford in all competitions, losing all four.
  • The last three matches between Manchester United and West Ham United in all competitions have featured three goals in the last 15 minutes.
  • The Red Devils have kept only two clean sheets in their last 12 home games (in all comps), one of those came against West Ham in the league however.


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