There’s a few midweek Premier League games next week, so it’s going to be very interesting as to who plays what kind of side this week in the FA Cup. I don’t think there will be many upsets, even with the lower league clubs dreaming of Wembley. Back Arsenal, Hull and Everton in a treble which brings back odds of just over 2/1.
Colchester vs Tottenham – 12:45 – BT Sport 1
This is a great opportunity for Spurs to rest up a few players. The squad looks happy with each other, there’s a real tightness about them. Whatever side he picks, I think Spurs will be very comfortable. The value on first goalscorer is Nacer Chadli.
Andy’s bet : Spurs -2
Liverpool vs West Ham – 17:30 – BT Sport
Jurgen Klopp knows what it takes to win a cup competition as shown above with Dortmund. But he’s slowly learning the demands that come with being in two cup competitions as his team is being stretched. I don’t expect him to make loads of changes, maybe just three to freshen up his side. West Ham will not be scared of Anfield. It won’t be popular on Merseyside, but I’m calling a draw
Andy’s bet: 2-2 Draw
Andy’s quick picks
Portsmouth vs Bournemouth – Bournemouth
A big derby down the south coast so sure to be a fiery affair. Bournemouth to win
Bolton vs Leeds – Draw
This is a very difficult one to call. Bolton are in a bit of trouble at the moment. Draw
Bury vs Hull – Hull
Reading vs Walsall – Reading
Shrewsbury vs Sheffield Wednesday – Sheffield Wednesday
Crystal Palace vs Stoke – Draw
Stoke will be disappointed after missing out midweek, but I think this’ll be a replay
Arsenal vs Burnley – Arsenal
Burnley are playing well but Arsenal are too strong
Aston Villa vs Man City – Man City
Villa are unbeaten in five but Man City had a good win midweek. Man City, but just.
Nottm Forest vs Watford – Watford
Another tough game to call, two big FA Cup teams. Watford narrowly.
Oxford United vs Blackburn – Blackburn
Oxford knocked out Swansea and they have a chance against Blackburn but I don’t think lightning can strike twice.
West Brom vs Peterbrough – West Brom