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FA Cup accumulator: More upsets can bring healthy returns

| 15.02.2013

As a weekend of fifth round FA Cup ties approaches, we believe more upsets can occur en route to us landing a four-fold in excess of 15/1.

Luton Town are our initial pick, with the Blue Square Bet Premier outfit hosting Championship Millwall in a televised 12.45pm kick-off.

The Hatters are 3/1 to best Kenny Jackett’s men, who have lost their last four matches in league competition.

And the hosts will head into the game in buoyant mood, having already overcome a Championship side in Wolves, and Premier League outfit in Norwich to reach this stage.

Paul Buckle’s men have won six of their last seven Kenilworth Road matches in all competitions too, making them appear way overpriced at 3/1 for another giant-killing here.

And we are hopeful of another upset elsewhere, as we take MK Dons to overcome Barnsley at 7/5.

Like Luton, the Dons have already disposed of Championship and Premier League opposition to progress to this stage of the competition.

They face a Barnsley side improving under new boss David Flitcroft, but one whose strong priority remains the league as they attempt to avert the threat of relegation.

The Tykes have lost eight times on the road this term, with Dons winning the same number of matches on their own turf.

Meanwhile, two Premier League sides make up our final accumulator choices, with Arsenal the first team we fancy to turn a profit.

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners are 2/7 to triumph over Blackburn at the Emirates, in a tournament they will be desperate to make a serious tilt at.

After Capital One Cup disappointment, the FA Cup seems to be Arsenal’s most realistic chance of silverware, and they should relish Rovers’ visit.

The Gunners haven’t lost to a lower league outfit in this competition since 1995.

And Everton are our final selection, with last year’s semi-finalists 1/3 to victor away to Oldham.

David Moyes traditionally takes this competition very seriously, and is likely to name as strong a side as possible at Boundary Park.

The Toffees have already beaten two lower league sides in the FA Cup this season, and should be confided in to make it three from three here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee