Ahead of the weekend’s FA Cup action we look for the big odds across all 16 matches. These tips are for people who want big odds, and there are stats to support them. The FA Cup is known for its surprises, and here are few that might happen this weekend. The overall odds are 42.81, but you might want to add one or two to your betslip! Bet on the FA Cup here.
Portsmouth are top of League One and have won seven of their last ten home matches in all competitions. The 2008 winners reached the fourth round by beating Norwich, who are second in the Championship. They now face another Championship side, QPR, who have lost their last two games and have suffered defeat in six of their last seven FA Cup matches. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them fall to a team in a lower league.
Millwall have won eight of their last ten home games in the FA Cup, beating Premier League sides including Bournemouth, Leicester and Watford. Visitors Everton have only won two of their last five away games in the cup and have lost four of their past five away matches in all competitions. Millwall may be a division below their opponents, but they’ve only suffered one defeat in five matches. Could they do the same here?
Eight of the last ten matches between Crystal Palace and Tottenham have seen Under 1.5 Goals, with the last five all ending 1-0 to Tottenham. However, the visitors now face an injury crisis in attack as Harry Kane and Dele Alli are unfit to play, while Son Heung-Min is still on international duty. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have only scored seven times in 12 home games this season, and it took them 86 minutes to find the net against Grimsby in the last round (despite playing over 80 minutes against ten men). Seven of their last ten home games have featured Under 1.5 Goals and it could be that we see another low-scoring clash here.
There have been Under 2.5 Goals in seven of Chelsea’s past ten games. Similarly, their last four FA Cup matches have all seen fewer than three goals. Seven of the visitor’s last ten matches have also featured Under 2.5 Goals, as have their last four games in the FA Cup. This might not be as high-scoring a match as we first thought.