There’s nothing quite like FA Cup third round weekend. And today’s ties suggest this year’s edition has the potential to be one of the most memorable.
Premier League Watford visit sixth-tier Woking in an intriguing match-up. Meanwhile, the likes of Manchester City and Leicester City will be looking to avoid the prospect of a giant-killing.
As the countdown to kick-off begins, we’re on hand with another round of top tips…
Woking v Watford – 2:00pm
Watford are hot favourites here, at 1/5 for victory. But while it’s an uphill battle for Woking, four draws and a win from their last five home games could make the Cards tough opposition.
The National League South side have a decent squad. The likes of Kane Ferdinand, Jamar Loza and Greg Luer all have Championship football on their CV.
We go 11/2 they force a replay, while victory for the Surrey side is 16/1.
The in-form Loza is 7/2 Anytime, having netted seven in his last 11 outings.
Watford’s Troy Deeney knows a thing or two about Non-League, from a prolific loan stint at Halesowen Town. He’s Evens to sting Woking with a goal, while 3/1 says he bags Two or More.
Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers – 2:00pm
Donny may be away from home and a division below Preston – but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
The goals are going in at the wrong end for North End, who have managed a single point from their last four fixtures.
By contrast, Grant McCann’s side are barrelling up the table in League One. They’ve netted 17 times in the last six games – including a 5-0 mauling of Rochdale.
Our traders make it 16/5 for a Doncaster victory, while they’re 19/20 to leave Deepdale with at least a replay.
As for a fifth 2-1 win this season for the Keepmoat Stadium club, that’s up for grabs at 12/1.
Man City v Rotherham United – 2:00pm
The Citizens clawed their way back into the title race by putting the stop to Klopp and co.’s unbeaten run on Thursday night.
They face a far easier test against a Millers side who’ve failed to win away since April. It’s 1/16 for a home win, while Pep Guardiola’s men are 4/7 to Win Both Halves – something they’ve done 15 times this season.
Talking of 15s – Rotherham have been behind at the 15-minute mark in two of their last five games. We go 19/10 for the Citizens to lead at the quarter-hour mark.
Spanish prodigy Brahim Diaz could get a start, with Pep likely to ring the changes. He grabbed a brace in the EFL Cup against Fulham, and is Evens to net Anytime here.
Newport County v Leicester City – 4:30pm
A few months back, this could’ve looked like a potential trap for the Foxes. But the Exiles are falling fast, with a single point from their last five league games.
Only two teams in League Two have shipped more goals this season, and if Leicester play a strong side they could rack up a whopping scoreline.
A simple victory for Claude Puel’s side is 2/7. Meanwhile, we go 12/1 for a 4-0 away win and 16/1 about a 4-1 scoreline.
Jamie Vardy could leave Newport’s backline all at sea. He’s 4/7 Anytime and 23/10 to break the deadlock in South Wales.
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