Well its the F.A Cup weekend again and we have a few tasty fixtures. We've seen some upsets in the capital one cup but I dont see as many here. Maybe 1 or 2 but the Premier league clubs will be looking to progress, especially Arsenal and Everton who may fancy their chances of winning it. I don't usually get involved in F.A cup betting because the odds are usually poor on the favoured team, but today Ive selected a couple of away matches which give us better odds and also picked out a couple of side bets.
Bolton v Everton
Everton have been a tough team to beat this season, they have become a draw specialist but they have the ability to turn sides over. I was going to back Everton but after seeing that Bolton have not lost to Everton in the F.A cup since 1908 it kind of puts a damper on that. Bolton are 4 unbeaten and I think another draw could be on the cards here.
Draw @ 4
Brighton v Arsenal
Brighton have won their last 2 home F.A cup ties against Premier league clubs, can they make it 3 times lucky? Well after Arsenal were dumped out of the Capital one cup it will really hurt if they get bombed out here. I expect Arsenal to put on a show and beat Bright, although they have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 7 away F.A cup games. If you want advanced odds then get a bit of Arsenal to Win and Both teams to score at 12/5
Arsenal @ 1.7
Reading v Sheff Utd
I know REading will be concentrating on Premiership survival but I think at home they can do a job againgst the Blades. Sheffield Utd have only won once in their last 18 away F.A cup games and to be honest, although they are up there Ive not been to impressed with them this season. Utd have a good record at the Madejski and are unbeaten in 5, but I think that could come to an end today. La Fondre has scored 9 in his last 12 games.
Reading @ 1.7
The Treble pays 9.8