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January 2011 - FA Cup

In the past decade or so the FA Cup seems of been devalued due to the big clubs concentrating on the Premier League and the Champions League. However it is still the top domestic cup competition in England and in turn the best around the globe. From all the fun of the non-league outfits taking on the big boys to the final itself – you'll be kept well up to date by the football team at betting.betfair.

Kids are alright but grown ups love the Cup

Hernandez scored the winner but Giggs changed the game. Again.

Ralph Ellis has a theory about why the more mature players step up in the Cup. But have they got the legs to take their teams all the way to Wembley?...

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Ralph Ellis

31 Jan 2011

FA Cup Results And Draw: Favourites dodge bullets

Niklas Bendtner was involved in both Arsenal goals

It was a weekend that could have seen plenty of unfancied teams progress but in the end it just wasn't to be......

FA Cup Betting: Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

Former Tottenham favourite Simon Davies should figure against his old side

Feizal Rahman foresees goals in this London derby under the floodlights at Craven Cottage...

FA Cup Results: 26-1 Orient shock Swansea

Jimmy Smith scores the opener at Swansea

Leyton Orient, Crawley and Brighton provide the upsets on the first day of the fourth round. Joe Dyer rounds up all the FA Cup action here...

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Joe Dyer

29 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Notts County v Manchester City

Tevez and Dzeko will hope to put Notts County to the sword

Paul Ince's side shocked Sunderland in the previous round, but Mike Norman believes lightning won't be striking twice against Manchester City. Best Bet: Back Man City HT/Man City FT at [2.1]....

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Mike Norman

29 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Arsenal v Huddersfield

Arsene Wenger will play a few 'squad' players against Huddersfield - but it's not a bad squad to choose from

Frank Gregan can't believe his eyes - near even money on a home win 'to nil' - fill yer boots time!...

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Frank Gregan

29 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Southampton v Manchester United

Hernandez could start after his super sub appearance in midweek.

Southampton might have past form in beating Manchester United in the FA Cup, but Dan 'The Betting Man' Fitch expects no shocks against a visiting side that are quick off the mark. Best Bet: Back...

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Dan Fitch

28 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: The pick of this weekend's non-TV games

Gus Poyet’s Brighton side are set to play out an entertaining encounter at the home of Watford

Mike Norman takes a look at five of this weekend's FA Cup ties and fancies Watford and Brighton to share a bag full of goals. Best Bet: Back Over 3.5 Goals at [3.1] in Watford...

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Mike Norman

28 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Everton v Chelsea

Drogba and Chelsea have found their stride again

The weekend's FA Cup action kicks off with an all-Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea. Jaymes Monte picks out his best bets......

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Jaymes Monte

28 Jan 2011

FA Cup Stats: Get on the goals as knockout football returns!

The Premier League boys should enjoy themselves in the FA Cup this weekend

Andrew Atherley brings another blast of midweek statistics, focusing this week on the likelihood of bigger goal tallies in the FA Cup fourth round fixtures...

FA Cup Result: Gunners second favourites after Leeds defeat

Samir Nasri opened the scoring at Leeds

Only Manchester United are shorter than the Londoners in the betting after 3-1 Cup win...

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Joe Dyer

19 Jan 2011

FA Cup Results: Manchester City through to the next round

Adam Johnson scored again but over-complicated things at times

Manchester City made a bit of a meal out of their win against Leicester but they've booked their place in the next round.......

FA Cup 3rd Round Replay Betting: Leeds v Arsenal

Will Arsenal be in the mood to score goals at Elland Road?

An electric atmosphere is guaranteed when Leeds host Arsenal in this FA Cup 3rd Round Replay says Mike Norman, but will the Gunners silence the home crowd in style? Best Bet: Back Over 2.5 Goals...

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Mike Norman

18 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Manchester City v Leicester City

A rare opportunity for Jo to shine against Leicester.

It looks likely that Roberto Mancini will shuffle the pack against Leicester, which Dan 'The Betting Man' Fitch thinks will result in a narrow Manchester City win. Best Bet: Manchester City to win to nil...

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Dan Fitch

17 Jan 2011

FA Cup Weekend Round-up: Smart Moyes makes Everton value

Leighton Baines and David Moyes on a non-shopping trip to Scunthorpe

David Moyes got it right where Alan Pardew got it wrong and, with the Toffees clicking into gear for the second half of the season, they might go all the way. Ralph Ellis discusses the...

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Ralph Ellis

10 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: All the latest odds after the fourth round draw

Could it be a Premier League-FA Cup double for United?

Manchester United could be on for a league and cup double after defeating Liverpool while Chelsea are considered the nearest rivals despite drawing Everton away. Joe Dyer rounds up the latest odds following the fourth...

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Joe Dyer

9 Jan 2011

FA Cup Results: Liverpool exit but maintain pride

Steven Gerrard receives his marching orders as Liverpool exit the Cup at Old Trafford

Early penalty and first-half sending off could have spelt disaster for Liverpool but damages are minimal at Old Trafford...

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Joe Dyer

9 Jan 2011

FA Cup Results: Stevenage, Albion and County the giantkillers

Jimmy Smith celebrates his winner against Norwich

As per usual the FA Cup third round threw up its selection of shocks - the only trick for punters was finding out where they came - so congratulations if you picked Burton Albion, Leyton...

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Joe Dyer

8 Jan 2011

FA Cup Tips: Manchester United v Liverpool

Steven Gerrard is always the key man for Liverpool

A big shadow has been cast over the big game with Roy Hodgson departing Liverpool - but that only makes the occasion even spicier. Feizal Rahman looks at the best betting options ahead of the...

Big Match Tactical View: Manchester United v Liverpool

Which side will Kenny Dalglish put out?

With Kenny Dalglish taking charge of Liverpool for the first time, second-guessing tactics is near impossible, but Michael Cox makes a few predictions ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool's FA Cup third round tie...

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Michael Cox

8 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting Preview: Leicester City v Manchester City

Adam Johnson celebrate - City's 'second string' may feature but that's still a frightening proposition for Leicester

Roberto Mancini played a strong team in last year's FA Cup exertions and that makes the Manchester money men a very solid bet, says Frank Gregan...

Hodgson finally leaves Liverpool

A Carling Cup defeat at home to Northampton was one of the first in a series of calamatous results for Roy Hodgson

Kenny Dalgish takes over until the end of the season. Second spell as manager begins against Manchester United on Sunday...

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Joe Dyer

8 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Stevenage v Newcastle

Newcastle will need the experience of Kevin Nolan, with so many players missing.

Stevenage will be looking for revenge against their old FA Cup nemesis Newcastle United, but Dan 'The Betting Man' Fitch thinks that the Magpies will prevail in spite of their injury woes. Best Bet: Back...

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Dan Fitch

7 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Change in fortunes for Houllier?

Gerard Houllier – a man under pressure at Aston Villa

Mike Norman looks at four more FA Cup Third Round ties including Gerard Houllier's crucial game in charge of Aston Villa at struggling Sheffield United....

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Mike Norman

7 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Arsenal v Leeds United

Leeds are travelling to The Emirates with a positive mentality.

Leeds are looking to repeat their feat of 12 months ago when they go to The Emirates this Saturday lunchtime......

FA Cup Betting: Pompey to progress

Liam Lawrence will be doing his best to ensure last year's finalists will at least make the fourth round

Portsmouth are unlikely to replicate their efforts of last year when they made it all the way to the final but a win over Brighton should be more than manageable. Plus Southampton v Blackpool, Norwich...

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Alan Dudman

6 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Carlisle to Buckle under the Torquay pressure

Paul Buckle could be leading Torquay to the fourth round of the FA Cup if they play as they can against Carlisle

Ian Lamont on why Torquay look a safe bet to progress to the next round of the FA Cup plus Lincoln v Hereford, Burton v Middlesbrough and the best two bets from the League Two...

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Ian Lamont

6 Jan 2011

FA Cup Betting: Enjoy a night on the Town courtesy of Crawley

Robbie Savage may be left with bitter memories of the FA Cup in what could be his last season in professional football

At first glance the price on Derby County looks a steal against a side fifty places beneath them in the football pyramid. But there's enough evidence to suggest that the non-leaguers are the value, says...

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