Football fans rejoice! The FA Cup is back on our TV screens with a Friday night encounter featuring a non-league Manchester-based upstart and a League Two side still recovering from a nightmare start to the season.
On paper, at least, this game has all the makings of a cup upset, with hosts Warrington available at 7/1 with Ladbrokes to win on the night, while a draw can be backed at 7/2 and a victory for Exeter is offered at 2/5.
And ahead of kick-off we’ve trawled through the many markets available on this intriguing televised encounter to bring you three bets that make watching this match a more enticing prospect than any episode of Eastenders, Citizen Khan or Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
The Grecians may be on the road to recovery following a miserable start to the season in League Two, but Paul Tisdale will be all too aware of his side’s propensity for falling behind early in games this term.
Exeter have conceded first in six of their last seven fixtures in all competitions and after a long journey from the south coast to Cheshire, may be a little slow off the mark once again when they meet their non-league challengers.
Despite Exeter’s superior position in English football’s pyramid, the Grecians have made something of a habit of conceding early in recent games.
Last time out against Luton, the Hatters found themselves ahead after three minutes, while a recent encounter with Wycombe saw Exeter behind after just seven minutes.
With a sell-out local crowd behind them, don’t be surprised to see Warrington fly into an early lead, as the adrenaline and excitement of the occasion takes hold!
Here at Ladbrokes we’re all in favour of FA Cup fairytales, but with the Grecians showing more resilience in recent weeks, it would be difficult to go against them ultimately coming through this game unscathed.
That doesn’t mean Warrington won’t get on the scoresheet however, with Exeter managing just one clean sheet in their last 12. Factor in that five of their six wins this season have come in games where both teams have scored and the hosts will fancy their chances of at least finding the net.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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