This FA Cup Preview sees three excellent fixtures in prospect.

The first match sees Liverpool host Wolves, with the Reds in poor form after losing successive fixtures at Anfield. They will be wary of Wolves who were excellent in their last FA Cup match against Stoke.

Liverpool vs Wolves – Saturday 28th January 2017 – 12:30 - BT Sport 1

Liverpool

Liverpool welcome Wolves to Anfield in the fourth round of the FA Cup, with the Reds desperate to recover quickly from their EFL Cup disappointment.

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home against Southampton.

Shane Long (90+1) scored the only goal of the game for the visitors, who have conceded just once in the EFL Cup this season.

It was another counter attacking move that gave the Saints the winner, with Southampton breaking at pace from their own penalty area.

Liverpool endured another night to forget, with the Reds annoyed that Divock Origi was denied a penalty after a foul in the Saints penalty area.

They were also narrowly denied an opener after Fraser Forster fumbled a long-range effort, the Saints keeper just clawed it back off the line.

Winless Streak Continues

The Reds have had an excellent season, but they have struggled in their last five matches, failing to register a win.

This latest result means that Liverpool's only hope of silverware is now in the FA Cup, with two successive defeats at home as well.

They have lost three of their last four matches, with two defeats against Southampton and a defeat against Swansea.

Klopp was frustrated in his post match interview, with the German venting about his sides lack of luck.

Reds Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the overwhelming favourites, despite their poor recent form but it is enhanced by their current Premier League position.

With the absence of European football this season, they have been able to perform well in the league but they are running out of steam now.

The Reds will be looking to continue their recent record against Wolves, with Liverpool winning the last three meetings.

Liverpool are 30/100 with Daniel Sturridge at 3/1 to score first.

Liverpool

Wolves In Mixed Form

Paul Lambert's side come into this match on the back of a hammering away from home, losing 3-1 to Norwich.

Steven Naismith (13) scored the first goal for Norwich, who went into the interval with a deserved 1-0 win.

A packed second half saw Helder Costa (57) equalise for Wolves, that was as good as it got for the Wanderers though.

Carl Ikeme added insult to injury for Wolves, with his sending off the key moment possibly contributing to the collapse.

Robbie Brady (75) gave Norwich the lead from the penalty spot, with Jonny Howson completing the win for the Canaries (90+1).

Consistency Needed

Lambert will be wanting more consistency from his side, with the defeat against Norwich coming after wins against Villa and Stoke.

Their win against Stoke was a magnificent effort, they comfortably beat the Premier League side in their own ground.

A win against Liverpool would be another level altogether, with the Reds in excellent form albeit in mixed recent form.

Wolves find themselves in 18th place in the Championship, with the Wanderers struggling prior to Lambert's arrival.

Wolves Underdogs

Lambert's men come into this match as the underdogs, with the leagues difference and Liverpool's home advantage informing that.

They will be looking to gain another huge Premier League scalp, with West Brom defeated in the last round.

Wolves will be looking to better their overall record against Liverpool, with the Wanderers winning 27, drawing 14 and losing 41 of their 82 meetings.

Wolves are 17/2 with Helder Costa, Joe Mason and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson all at 12/1 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees a big Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

Last seasons finalists Palace will look to this tournament for relief from their Premier League predicament. On the other side Guardiola should see this as an ideal tournament to kick start his revolution at the club.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City – Saturday 28th January 2017 – 15:00 

Crystal Palace welcome Manchester City to Selhurst Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup, with Allardyce looking for only his second win as manager.

Palace come into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 defeat, against Everton at Selhurst Park.

Seamus Coleman (87) scored the only goal of the game very late on, dealing a cruel blow to Palace.

The defeat condemned Sam Allardyce to his fourth consecutive league defeat, with his only win coming against Bolton.

It was another frustrating match for the new Palace manager Allardyce, who is yet to win a Premier League fixture since replacing Alan Pardew.

Allardyce Struggling

Crystal Palace remain in dismal form, having won just one of their last six games, against League One side Bolton.

They find themselves in the relegation zone now, with Swansea moving two points above them after the Liverpool win.

He has never been relegated from the Premier League, but his talented squad will definitely need to improve quickly.

Palace have taken just 27 points from 43 Premier League games since the start of 2016, a worrying stat for such a gifted squad.

Eagles Underdogs

Crystal Palace come into this match as underdogs, with their appalling form this year informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Allardyce's men, with Manchester City coming into this match on the back of a great performance against Tottenham.

Palace have lost the last four consecutive fixtures against City, a stat that doesn't bode well for Allardyce.

Crystal Palace are 5/1 with Christian Benteke at 15/2 to score first.

Crystal Palace

City Bounce Back

Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Tottenham, with Guardiola ultimately left disappointed with his side.

After a quiet first half Manchester City finally came alive, with a stunning error from Hugo Lloris allowing Leroy Sane to tap into an empty net (49).

Another mistake from the French goalkeeper saw the ball bounce into the path of Kevin De Bruyne (54), who doubled City's advantage.

Dele Alli was the hero once again with his seventh goal in five matches (58), and Heung-Min Son (77) ensured Spurs secured a draw.

Guardiola will be scratching his head with that result, given how dominant his City side were and it raises more questions about Claudio Bravo.

Inconsistent City

City did produce some outstanding football at times, with Tottenham very lucky to escape with a draw.

The defeat against Everton will have shocked City, particularly the manner of the defeat, the performance against Spurs was a positive one though.

Same Again For Pep

The match against Crystal Palace sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, despite their inconsistent form.

A win will keep Pep in the hunt for his first trophy as City manager, this may be his only realistic chance of silverware.

Pep will be looking for City to continue their overall record against Palace, with City winning 20, drawing 9 and losing 10 of their 39 meetings.

Manchester City are 8/15 with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at 3/1 to open the scoring.

The final fixture sees Tottenham take on Wycombe at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham are in excellent form and their draw against City ends a run of seven straight wins over the festive period.

Wycombe and the Beast (pictured) will be looking to mastermind one of the great giant-killings, their team spirit is impeccable.

Tottenham vs Wycombe – Saturday 28th January 2017 – 15:00 

Tottenham welcome Wycombe to White Hart Lane in the fourth round of the FA Cup, with Tottenham looking to register safe passage to the 5th round.

Spurs come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Manchester City, with City continuing their poor defensive record.

After a quiet first half Manchester City finally came alive, with a stunning error from Hugo Lloris allowing Leroy Sane to tap into an empty net (49).

Another mistake from the French goalkeeper saw the ball bounce into the path of Kevin De Bruyne (54), who doubled City's advantage.

Dele Alli was the hero once again with his seventh goal in five matches (58), and Heung-Min Son (77) ensured Spurs secured a draw.

Spurs Targeting Silverware

Tottenham have had a good league season so far, this could be a very realistic chance of Spurs winning their first silverware under Pochettino.

They had gone into the fixture on the back of five successive wins in all competitions, the draw against City ending an excellent festive period.

Mauricio Pochettino will have been delighted with their recent form, even though they are still nine points behind Chelsea.

Spurs Favourites

Tottenham come into this match as favourites, with their excellent form and the leagues difference informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Pochettino's men, with Wycombe having nothing to lose and a great day out in prospect.

Tottenham and Wycombe have never met in any competition, it's a great chance for Spurs to progress to the 5th round.

Tottenham are 1/6 with Harry Kane at 2/1 to score first.

Tottenham

Wanderers In Good Form

Gareth Ainsworth's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win away against Mansfield, in the Checkatrade Cup.

It was the home side who took the lead, with Matt Green (34) converting from the penalty spot into the bottom corner.

Wycombe left it late to mount a comeback, with Scott Kashket (73) slotting into the bottom left-hand corner to level the scores.

The winner was scored by none other than the Beast Adebayo Akinfenwa, with the cult hero getting the decisive goal in the 81st minute.

It was a fantastic win for the Wanderers, especially the fightback shown when they had been behind for nearly 40 minutes.

Winning Touch

Wycombe have had a solid season, they have drawn three of their last four matches 1-1, they just need to discover that winning knack.

They face a Spurs side who are in excellent form, along with Chelsea they are the form team in the Premier League.

The Wanderers find themselves 5th in League Two, in the fourth round of the FA Cup and through to the semi finals of the Checkatrade trophy.

A win against Tottenham would be one of the biggest wins of the clubs history, but they have had an excellent season so far.

Wanderers Underdogs

Wycombe come into this match as the underdogs, with the three leagues difference and home advantage decisive.

Ainsworth's side will be looking to produce one of the biggest shocks when they face Tottenham, it would be an incredible result.

Wycombe are 14/1 with Scott Kashket at 10/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 3/1 and City to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 2 – Alli to score first @ 3/1 and Tottenham to win 4-1 @ 12/1

Tip 3 – Origi to score first @ 100/30 and Liverpool to win 3-1 @ 10/1

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