FA Cup round 4 action kicks off today with Jose Mourinho looking all set to deliver. All premiership sides will be looking to defend their names and honor as they play tonight. Manchester United will be playing tomorrow Wednesday with the hope of making up for last year’s mistakes against Wolverhampton. Over here we will be looking at their previous meeting and then make predictions based on that.
FA Cup Round 4 clash: Blackpool vs Reading
A spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup will be at stake when Blackpool and Reading face each other at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders are on a five-game winless run in the League One, but they have been doing well in the FA Cup. Over the years Blackpool have turned their home ground into a real fortress, which is the main reason why we believe that the hosts are going to win the encounter.
Reading, on the other hand, have been in a fine form in the Championship of late. The Royals are undefeated in the previous seven league fixtures, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Lancashire. However, since Blackpool are tough to beat at home, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw.
FA Cup Round 4 clash: Covertory vs Bristol Rovers
St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium will host the FA Cup replay between Coventry City and Bristol Rovers. Coventry City are on the right track to book their place in the League One play-offs, but they are seen as one of the main favorites to win. Winning will secure automatic promotion to the Championship as well.
The Sky Blues failed to impress in the 2-2 draw with Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup original fixture. They are surely capable of beating the fellow League One side in front of home fans. The Pirates, on the other hand, failed to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. Bristol Rovers have been struggling in front of goal of late. Given Coventry City’s home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Birmingham.
FA Cup Round 4 clash: Newcastle United vs Rochdale
After holding Wolverhampton to a draw at Molineux Stadium at the weekend, Newcastle returns to FA Cup round 4. They will be looking for a win over Rochdale at their St. James’ Park. The Magpies produced an excellent performance in the 1-1 draw with the Wolves at the weekend. They were able to hold Wolves to a 1-1 draw despite Dwight Gale and Paul Dummett were forced to leave the pitch due to injuries.
Steve Bruce has a number of selection worries ahead of the visit of Rochdale, and his troops are sure ready for the FA Cup Round 4 tie. Although all this is at stake we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League side as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Dale, on the other hand, proved their worth in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at their Crown Oil Arena. But seeing that they will be playing away from home we believe the Magpies will win party in St. James’ Park.
FA Cup Round 4 clash: Shrewsbury vs Bristol City
A place in the FA Cup round 4 will be at stake when Shrewsbury Town and Bristol City face each other at Montgomery Waters Meadow. The Shrews are on a four-game winless run in the League One, with the team sharing the spoils with Lincoln City in their last league match. Sam Ricketts’ troops do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the FA Cup round 4 clash. Their performance from the original fixture has not been really bad and is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism.
The Robins, on the other hand, did well to beat Wigan Athletic on the road in their last league match. The victory has really added to their confidence as it has boosted their confidence and kept hopes of booking a place in the play-offs alive. Bristol City have big ambitions for the FA Cup as well, but we are tempted to put our money on draw. The home team produced a fine performance in the Montgomery Waters Meadow clash.
FA Cup Round 3 clash Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough
Tottenham will be looking to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Liverpool when they take on Middlesbrough in the FA Cup round 3 replay. Jose Mourinho’s troops are eager to give fans some cheer; therefore, home win should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Korea international Son, who has served his ban and is doing great.
Tottenham are a real force to be reckoned with at home, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the the home team. The Boro, on the other hand, did well to hold Spurs to a 1-1 draw in the original fixture, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football game. Since John Woodgate’s men are not regarded as good travellers, home win should be considered.
FA Cup Round 3 clash: Tranmere vs Watford
Watford will be looking to build on a 3-0 win over Bournemouth when they take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Tuesday evening. The Hornets have been performing well in the Premier League ever since Nigel Pearson took over the reins. Watford are brimming with confidence ahead of the FA Cup round 3 replay. We are sure of an away win in the FA Cup clash.
The Hornets dropped a three-goal advantage in the original fixture, which is unlikely to happen again. The Whites, on the other hand, are fully focused on the League One as they aim to avoid relegation to the English fourth tier. Watford have been in a much better form of late than Tranmere, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Nigel Pearson’s charges. The good news for the visitors is that defender Christian Kabasele returns from suspension.
FA Cup Round 3 clash: Manchester United vs Wolves
After rolling over Norwich City 4-0 in their last league fixture, Manchester United will be looking to give face Wolverhampton in the FA Cup replay at Old Trafford. The Red Devils proved their worth in the triumph over the Canaries, and they must be high on confidence ahead of the FA Cup clash.
Marcus Rashford, who impressed at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team. The Wolves, on the other hand, produced a poor display in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United. Considering that Manchester United are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that home win should be considered. You should bear in mind, though, that the Red Devils failed to beat the Wolves in the last five meetings between the two sides in all competitions.