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FA Cup Best Bets: January 8th-9th 2022
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FA Cup Best Bets: January 8th-9th 2022
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bettingexpert News FA Cup Best Bets: January 8th-10th

FA CUP MATCHES DATE/TIME (UK) SELECTION Odds Stakes Tips
Kidderminster vs Reading Sat, 8th Jan, 15:00 Reading to Win 1.60 9/10 More Tips
Newcastle vs Cambridge Sat, 8th Jan, 15:00 Cambridge +2 (AH) 1.57 5/10 More Tips
Leicester vs Watford Sat, 8th Jan, 15:00 Over 2.75 Goals 2.02 7/10 More Tips
West Brom vs Brighton Sat, 8th Jan, 15:00 West Brom +0.25 (AH) 2.01 6/10 More Tips
Chelsea vs Chesterfield Sat, 8th Jan, 17:30 Chelsea -3 (AH) 1.88 6/10 More Tips
Swansea vs Southampton Sat, 8th Jan, 17:30 Over 2.5 Goals 2.03 5/10 More Tips
Yeovil vs Bournemouth Sat, 8th Jan, 17:45 Bournemouth to Win 1.42 8/10 More Tips
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Sun, 9th Jan, 14:00 Shrewsbury to Win 11.00 2/10 More Tips
West Ham vs Leeds Sun, 9th Jan, 14:00 Over 2.5 Goals 1.80 8/10 More Tips
Tottenham vs Morecambe Sun, 9th Jan, 14:00 Tottenham -3 (AH) 2.32 8/10 More Tips
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Sun, 9th Jan, 17:10 Arsenal to Win 1.62 8/10 More Tips
Man United vs Aston Villa Mon, 10th Jan, 19:55 Aston Villa +1 (AH) 1.72 8/10 More Tips

Odds listed are best odds available as at 11:30 January 7th 2022. Odds may now differ.



Kidderminster Harriers v Reading – Reading to Win at 1.60

The billing

A game of short-lived intrigue, or a genuine banana skin? Either way, with the National League North side pitting their wits against former Premier League stars like Danny Drinkwater and Andy Carroll, this should at least be fun…

Hosts’ form

Omari Sterling-James and Amari Morgan-Smith impressed in the 2-0 First Round victory over National League Halifax, which added to the positive league form from Russ Penn’s promotion-chasers, who have won five in six domestically and are eight unbeaten.

Visitors’ form

Reading looked on course for a comfortable victory over Derby that would have boosted their survival hopes, yet a late capitulation meant the Royals had to settle for a point.

Head coach Veljko Paunovic has been unlucky this season with slow transfer business, injuries, COVID and a six point deduction, but they still have some good players for the level and should be faring better.

The Tactics Board

Russ Penn was a notoriously tenacious midfielder in his playing days and will want his players to summon the spirit he once showed, as Kidderminster look to pull off what would likely be the upset of the round.

Prediction & Best Bet

At 1.60, Reading are a bigger price for victory against a side three divisions below them than Man City are to defeat a side one place below them in the Premier League.

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Newcastle United v Cambridge United – Cambridge +2 handicap at 1.57

The billing

Newcastle and Cambridge haven’t met since 1992-93 and the Toon Army are hoping this encounter will be as simple as the 3-0 and 4-1 league victories that season

Hosts’ form

Meek FA Cup exits was a hallmark of Mike Ashley’s infamous reign as Newcastle United owner. Since the London businessman took over, the Magpies have only gone past the fourth round of the competition once, losing to lower league sides in Stevenage and Oxford.

The new regime – and manager Eddie Howe – will want to honour the new era by consigning those premature exits to the previous one.

Visitors’ form

Cambridge are ticking over nicely in League One and while five points from eight games is not a brilliant return, they have faced some tricky games in that sequence and held their own in most, so Mark Bonner will have been glad to respond to back-to-back defeats with a steady point against Portsmouth last time out.

The Tactics Board

Cambridge will operate with a 4-3-3 that will morph into a diamond of sorts out of possession.

Sam Smith’s suspension and Shilow Tracey’s absence through injury means Jack Lankester is a shoe-in to start on the right of the front-three at St James’s Park, despite having been a bit part player to date.

Lankester will look to cut inside, though, and curl shots with his sweet left foot, while Joe Ironside will peel onto a weak centre-back like Bradley Cross or Oisin McEntee for a physical duel, then James Brophy will look to attack the back-post.

Prediction & Best Bet

Cambridge +2 handicap – 1.57

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Chelsea v Chesterfield – Chelsea -3 (AH) at 1.88

The billing

Most of the game will be one-sided: but National League’s top goalscorer, Kabongo Tshimanga, hopes to increase his value by causing problems for a youthful Chelsea rear-guard…

Hosts’ form

Chelsea have fallen 10 points off leaders Manchester City due to wasteful finishing, not helped by the ongoing saga surrounding Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has returned to the squad this week, though, and if he features this weekend – even from the bench – he could be clinical enough to give the scoreline an emphatic look.

Visitors’ form

Chesterfield are proving hard to beat, albeit in the National League, having lost just one of their 20 games in that division.

Tshimanga is an in-demand asset, but not the only one: boss James Rowe was poached from Gloucester, whom he guided to the top of the National League North on a modest budget, and could attract League One interest.

The Tactics Board

If Chesterfield are to be competitive, they’ll need wing-backs Jeff King and Calvin Miller to be at their relentlessly energetic best, forging a back-five to help Williams, Gunning and Whittle for long spells, whilst also being able to break forward occasionally and create a chance or two for Tshimanga.

Manny Oyeleke will need to produce the performance of his career in a destructive midfield role and, should the Spireites have any periods of prominence, technician James Kellermann might be able to stand out.

Any XI Thomas Tuchel names, though, will expect a comfortable victory.

Prediction & Best Bet

Kabongo Tshimanga to score anytime at 6.50 could be worth a look, alternatives there’s the Chelsea -3 handicap at 1.88.

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Yeovil Town v Bournemouth – Bournemouth to Win at 1.42

The billing

Yeovil and Bournemouth met in the Championship as recently as 2013-14, but could soon be four divisions apart…

Hosts’ form

Darren Sarll is an excellent motivator who can get his sides psyched up for one-off games: his Stevenage side beat Ipswich in the League Cup in 2016-17, then forced another Championship outfit, Reading, to a replay in the FA Cup the following season.

Sarll’s Yeovil team are made of stern stuff this year, too, conceding only 20 goals in 20 games.

Visitors’ form

Bournemouth have a wealth of depth at their disposal. Versatile attacker Emiliano Marcondes, for example, was arguably man-of-the-match in the 2021 Championship Play-Off Final for Brentford, and did not even get into the Cherries’ starting XI last time out. Even if Scott Parker rotates, it could be a long afternoon for the hosts.

The Tactics’ Board

Bournemouth will dominate the ball and it’s up to Yeovil to keep them out with intelligent pressing in the first half and defiant, last-ditch defending in the second. But, with the quality the Cherries possess in reserve, even that may not be enough.

Prediction & Best Bet

Bournemouth should be too strong for their National League hosts and look good value at 1.42 to be victorious in this local clash.

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Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town – Shrewsbury to Win at 11.00

The billing

Shrewsbury’s 1-0 FA Cup loss at Liverpool in 2019-20 stung, not least because Jurgen Klopp dishonoured the replay by pressing on with the mid-season training camp, handing the reigns to Neil Critchley’s Under-23s. Salop return with revenge in mind…

Hosts’ form

With reports of positive COVID cases in the Liverpool camp, the likelihood is that this will be an extremely youthful XI. Connor Bradley, Tyler Morton and Kaide Gordon, from the Under-23s squad, are expected to get the nod.

Visitors’ form

Shrewsbury should be coming into this game in buoyant move after a 1-0 victory over Sunderland lifted Steve Cotterill’s side up to 14th, but the optimism is dampened by uncertainty over the fitness of key striker Dan Udoh.

The Tactics’ Board

With much of Liverpool’s first team squad likely to be absent through self-isolation, Shrewsbury have a chance if they produce a stronger performance than they did in their last against youthful opposition at Anfield.

Prediction & Best Bet

Shrewsbury to win at 11.00 looks good value as a speculative punt on the probability that Liverpool name predominantly an Under-23s side, many of whom will not have played senior football previously.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe – Tottenham -3 (AH) at 2.32

The billing

Stephen Robinson hopes to make a bigger mark at Tottenham as a visiting manager than he did as a player, but his Morecambe side are up against it…

Hosts’ form

Whatever Antonio Conte said to his Spurs players after the embarrassing 2-1 Europa Conference League loss to NS Mura certainly worked, because what followed was five wins in seven, including respectable draws with Liverpool and Southampton.

Visitors’ form

Tottenham fans might remember going into half-time against Man City in this competition in 2004 three goals ahead with a man advantage, before conspiring to lose 4-3. That comeback is almost exactly what Morecambe achieved in their previous league game, albeit at 11 v 11, defeating relegation rivals Doncaster by the same scoreline.

After such a crucial victory, the Shrimps have a little more leeway to let go and enjoy this glamourous trip to the capital.

The Tactics’ Board

Morecambe have two main weaknesses: they don’t have an orthodox midfield destroyer nor a dominant centre-back – two things that an underdog tends to require. While Conte will rotate, he could still hand starts to Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Ryan Sessegnon, Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn: all proven players capable of doing serious damage to League One opposition.

Prediction & Best Bet

Tottenham -3 handicap at 2.32 holds appeal. On top of the strong XI Spurs can name, Antonio Conte’s mentality and frenetic touchline demeanour may dictate that the intensity will not drop even if victory is already in the bag which, coupled with Morecambe’s defensive issues even in League One, could lend itself to a cricket score.

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bettingexpert News FA Cup Accumulator Tips – January 8th-9th

FA CUP ACCUMULATOR SELECTION ODDS
Kidderminster vs Reading Reading to Win 1.55
Newcastle vs Cambridge Cambridge +2 (AH) 1.55
Chelsea vs Chesterfield Chelsea -3 (AH) 1.70
Yeovil vs Bournemouth Bournemouth to Win 1.40
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Shrewsbury +1.75 (AH) 2.05
Tottenham vs Morecambe Tottenham -3 (AH) 2.15
TOTAL ACCA ODDS: 25.20

Odds correct from bet365 as at 11:30 January 7th 2022. Odds may now differ.


What is a Football Acca?

A  football acca is an accumulator bet, a type of bet that consists of several selections across different matches that are combined together into one single bet. An acca usually. consists of at least four selections but many more can be included. There will be odds for the single bet as a whole which is calculated by multiplying the odds of all of the selections. A  football acca is one of the most popular ways to bet. This is the case because they can create potentially massive odds for a small stake. Many punters choose to create FA Cup accas which is what we have created here.If one of these selections loses then the football acca will lose. This type of bet needs every selection to win in order to succeed.


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