FA Cup 3rd round acca tips: All aboard the 27/1 S-Express treble

The 32 fixtures of the FA Cup third round play out from Thursday-Monday



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The FA Cup third round is here and with 32 fixtures crammed in between Thursday and Monday evening an accumulator is in order. Three sides beginning with S have been selected to play their part in our treble, which pays out at just a shade short of 27/1.

FA Cup 3rd Round Acca tips

Sunderland to beat Newcastle (draw no bet) @ 2/1

Sheff Utd to beat Gillingham and under 2.5 goals @ 23/10

Shrewsbury to beat Wrexham @ 17/10

£10 treble pays 267.30

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No more perfect time for Mackems to punish ailing Magpies

Sunderland will be licking their lips at the prospect of welcoming an injury-ravaged and under pressure Newcastle United to the Stadium of Light for the first Tyne-Wear Derby since 2016.

The visitors are 3/4 favourites to win despite losing six and winning just one of their last eight in all competitions. Nick Pope, Joe Willock, Matt Targett, Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes and Callum Wilson all remain certain absentees, while captain Kieran Trippier is a doubtful participant.

Even amidst the lean years that precipitated Sunderland’s relegation from the top flight they won their last three home derbies and they’ve been strong on Wearside this term, winning eight of their last 12 home games.

Backing them to win with the draw no bet concession yields accumulator friendly 2/1 odds with the added insurance that a draw would see this bet voided and your acca survive as a 9/1 double.

Tip: Sunderland to beat Newcastle (draw no bet) @ 2/1

Blades can break down stubborn Gills for welcome morale booster

Regular readers benefited from Sheffield United’s increased competitiveness under Chris Wilder against Manchester City last time out. The Blades kept things tight enough in their 2-0 loss to the treble winners and can do so again in victory away to League Two Gillingham.

United have only scored four in six games since Wilder’s arrival but their opponents during that sequence have included Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Manchester City.

Gillingham, 10th in the fourth tier, should represent more beatable foes if not ones that would have punters rushing to include the straight Blades win in larger accumulators at 4/9.

More attractive is the 23/10 about an away win and under 2.5 goals at 23/10. The Priestfield club have scored just 13 times in as many home league games this term – the joint lowest in the division – but they also have the fifth best home defensive record in League Two.

Tip: Sheff Utd to beat Gillingham and under 2.5 goals @ 23/10

Shrewsbury value against guests priced up on Hollywood reputation

Wrexham have been long since left behind a bumpy start to their football league return, winning 20 of their last 26 outings in all competitions. Even so it seems something of an affront for them to be priced up as 13/10 favourites away to a Shrewsbury side operating in mid-table League One.

Salop are 17/10 underdogs on their own patch despite winning seven of their last 10 in all competitions at the Greenhouse Meadow. The only sides to beat them during that sequence were the current League One top three Portsmouth, Bolton and Peterborough.

To offer Shrews backers further hope, Wrexham have won just one of their past four league games and conceded at least twice in the three of those they didn’t win.

Tip: Shrewsbury to beat Wrexham @ 17/10