Tuesday’s FA Cup 4th Round Replays – Betting Preview
David Easson looks ahead to the FA Cup 4th round replays – possibly the last set of FA cup replays ever! Gulp!
Coventry face Sheffield Wednesday possibly wondering how they didn’t win at Hillsborough. The Owls are on a dreadful run of form after what had been an upturn in fortunes under Danny Rohl.
They’ve had an awful January and need to concentrate on the league – but a 5th round tie against Maidstone is on the cards and after that, who knows? So, there’s a lot riding on this. Wednesday have lost 12 of their 15 away games this season. They truly are dreadful on the road, so there’s no way I can see them getting through this. Coventry love a home goal but they do concede at home as well, although the last clean sheet was at home to… Wednesday. The Owls scored just 2 goals in their last 5 away games.
I’m suggesting this could be more of a knockabout cup tie with what’s at stake. Coventry win it with over 2.5 goals in the game.
Southampton and Watford battle it out for a trip to Anfield in round 5, with the Saints grabbing an 89th minute equaliser at Vicarage Road and while Watford’s away form is what’s keeping them midtable in the championship, it cannot compared with Southampton’s home domination. They score goals at home – plenty of them – and do not concede many at all. Team news is obviously important but the possibility of Liverpool next round makes this a much more intense clash and I can’t see Southampton, on a run of 9 straight home wins conceding just 3 in the process, not winning this comfortably. Again I’ll go for the home side and over 2.5 goals.
The teaser of the night is the game on BBC One as Leeds go to Plymouth. Argyle are in superb goalscoring form at home, hitting 3 in each of their last 5 home matches, while Leeds have won 3 on the spin away from home after a trickty run on the road around Christmas. Team selection could be key here. Both teams have scored in Plymouth’s last 6 home games, and they’ve won 6 out of 9, draw the all of the other 3 3-all.
It's so tight I’m going to chicken out and just say that both will score and we’ll go over 2.5 goals.
That’s 17/20, with Coventry and over 2.5 goals at 13/10 and Southampton and overs on the goals at 21/20 – that’s a treble coming in at just over 15/2.