It doesn’t get more English than a pair of FA Cup first round replays on a dank November night, featuring non-league opposition. To celebrate this glorious notion, why not have a pop at this potentially fruitful double involving Oxford’s trip to Gateshead and Lincoln’s visit to Plymouth?
A successful double pays out at around 14/1 with Ladbrokes, or simply back these outcomes individually.
BT Sport make this replay between League Two leaders Oxford and mid-table Conference side Gateshead the headline act and it’s not surprising after a hum-dinging contest in the original tie.
Finding themselves 2-0 down with 15 minutes to go, the U’s required a 90th-minute Daniel Rose equaliser to prevent FA Cup embarrassment to make it 2-2.
This lucky escape ratified the theory Oxford are far more comfortable on their travels this season, where they’ve won six of nine away matches in all competitions thus far.
Having scored at least twice in five of their last six on the road, Chris Wilder’s team should be able to rack up a few on their way to victory on Tyneside.
The Pilgrims have been difficult to beat of late, though their serious lack of goals has prevented them turning four draws in the last seven into victories.
It was no surprise, therefore, to see John Sheridan’s Devon outfit make laboured work of their trip to Lincoln, which finished as a stalemate.
A 1-1 draw with York in the intervening fixture made it seven straight games to have seen fewer than 2.5 goals involving Plymouth.
With home support, the League Two side should prevail, but 1-0 or 2-0 feels the most likely scoreline.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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