It’s the start of another year which inevitably means long nights, the annual increase in sick days and thankfully some light-bringing FA Cup third-round offers to cut through the gloom.
Ladbrokes are generously boosting the odds on Championship leaders Bournemouth and Premier League duo Swansea and West Brom to win their respective ties, out from 9/4 to 3/1.
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Bournemouth to beat Rotherham @ 1/1
There are few hotter teams in English football right now than the second-tier topping Cherries, who have won all of their last five Championship games, scoring at least twice in each.
Although they are on the road at Rotherham’s exotically-named New York Stadium, the struggling Millers haven’t won there in six, losing two of those.
Swansea to beat Tranmere @ 4/9
Lying 22nd in the fourth tier and facing a scrap for their Football League existence, Tranmere need the distraction of an FA Cup game like a snake needs a pair of mittens.
The three-division gap should prove pivotal in this contest despite home advantage for the League Two outfit, while at this stage last season Swansea were busy dumping Manchester United out at Old Trafford.
West Brom to beat Gateshead @ 2/9
The banker in this bet is the Baggies’ Hawthorns clash with non-League Gateshead and it’s hard to see a different result to that which the odds imply.
With new manager Tony Pulis at the helm and a squad eager to impress the Welshman, Goliath should still be standing after this one.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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