This weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match betting coupon is an accumulator bettors’ wonderland, with seven odds-on Premier League sides playing lower-division opposition among the morsels on offer – not to our 18/1 treble.
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FA Cup Weekend Accumulator Tips
Kompany’s Klarets just keep getting better
To say confidence must be coursing through the Burnley bloodstream right now would be an understatement. Vincent Kompany’s side are five points clear at the top of the Championship and booked their fourth-round ticket with a 4-2 win away against top flight Bournemouth.
That was their third successive road success and their 10th win from their last 11 outings across all competitions. The sole blot during that sequence was a 2-0 loss to an in-form Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.
Ipswich are currently third in League One and won’t be easy pickings for the visitors, but they have failed to win six of their 14 home games at that level this season (five draws, one loss).
Burnley have a lovely blend of youthful exuberance and Premier League experience to call upon. If exciting youngsters like Anass Zaroury (22) and Ian Matsen (20) don’t make the difference, then wise heads such as Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodridguez (33) are on hand.
Borough go Goliath-getting.. Again
Stevenage Borough pulled off one of the contenders for shock of the third round when notching in the 88th and 90th minutes to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park.
The League Two promotion candidates didn’t see a great deal of the ball, but impressed even before their late heroics. Steve Evans’ men had an early opener chalked off for a marginal offside, then defended diligently before taking their late chances with scarcely-credible levels of composure.
Let’s not forget Villa manager (and famed Cup specialist during his time at Sevilla) Unai Emery had told reporters his team had been picked with the aim of “winning the cup”.
Borough warmed up for this trip to the Potteries with a rousing 3-0 win over Leyton Orient – the only team above them in the League Two standings – and look value to reprise their third-round heroics against an inconsistent Stoke side.
The Potters rank 20th in a Championship table comprised of purely home results, having won just four of their 14 league outings at the bet365 Stadium all season, losing seven times across that sequence.
Stevenage are definitely the side in better form here. They already defeated far better opposition on enemy turf in this competition and a similarly assured counter-attacking display can account for their hosts here at juicy odds.
Blades too sharp for National League leaders
The other shock of the third-round contenders were surely National League Wrexham, who bounced out Championship Coventry in a see-sawing 4-3 thriller away at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Reward for that success comes in the shape of an assignment against even tougher opponents from the second tier. United look destined for top-table football next season given they’re already 14 points ahead of third place in the division.
Paul Heckingbottom’s outfit have won 11 of their last 13 games in all competitions, even thrashing Championship leaders Burnley 5-2 at Bramall Lane during that fine run of form.
Wrexham have been in similarly relentless nick, losing just twice all season, but their impressive run to the top of the fifth-tier standings has, evidently, come against a lesser quality of adversary.
For all the brilliance of their win against Coventry, the Red Dragons were pegged back from 4-1 up, despite their hosts playing the last 35 mins with 10 men following Jonathan Panzo’s sending off. The Blades are unlikely to let them off the hook so easily.