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January 2010 - 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.

FA Cup Betting: Team selection tells us how much they want to win it

Ricardo Fuller celebrates after netting twice in Stoke's 3-1 win over Arsenal

As Arsenal made nine changes and Chelsea played virtually their best eleven, Ralph Ellis looks at how teamsheets give us a big clue as to how important the FA Cup is to the different teams...

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Ralph Ellis

Jan 25 2010

FA Cup Results Round-up: Gunners crash out and City march on

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Maxliu

Jan 24 2010

FA Cup Betting Preview: Scunthorpe United v Manchester City

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Having won a famous victory over their fierce rivals in midweek, Manchester City aren't about to surrender to a Championship outfit, are they? Richard Walker selects the best bets from what should be an up...

FA Cup Betting: Stoke City v Arsenal

Sol Campbell could be back in FA Cup action.

It's an all Premier League affair in the FA Cup Fourth Round, as Stoke play host to high flying Arsenal. Dan 'The Betting Man' Fitch anticipates a tight encounter. Best Bet: Back under 2.5 goals...

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Dan Fitch

Jan 23 2010

FA Cup Betting: The pick of Saturday's 3pm Kick-offs

Lee Hughes has been in good form all season for Notts County. Can he get on the scoresheet against Premier League Wigan on Saturday?

It may not be as exciting as FA Cup third round day, but the fourth round still has the potential to spring an upset or two says "Mystical" Mike Norman - not least at Meadow...

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Mike Norman

Jan 22 2010

FA Cup Betting: Tottenham v Leeds

Leeds United's Jermaine Beckford will be aiming to do to Harry Redknapp's Spurs side what he did to Manchester United in round three

After a disappointing week in the Premier League, Tottenham will be looking to get back to winning ways by disposing of Leeds United, conquerors of Manchester United in round three. "Mystical" Mike Norman previews the...

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Mike Norman

Jan 22 2010

FA Cup Betting: Preston v Chelsea

Chelsea breezed past Watford in emphatic fashion in the third round, and there’s no reason to suggest why they can’t do the same here.

The famous '7 (seven)' text has been resurrected from the archives of football results services twice already this month for games involving these two teams. It may be pushing it to ask for a third...

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Jaymes Monte

Jan 22 2010

FA Cup 2010: The dream is still alive for many - can anyone make it come true?

Brian Mcdermott's Reading are [280.0] to win the FA Cup

Frank Gregan muses on the possibility of a wild outsider going all the way...

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Frank Gregan

Jan 20 2010

FA Cup Betting: Strong goals trend if you know where to look

Kevin Davies will, as ever, be the focal point of Boltons' attack when Sheffield United come to town

Andrew Atherley tells us why over 2.5 goals is the call as Bolton and Wolves host Sheffield and Crystal Palace in the FA Cup this weekend....

FA Cup Third Round Replay Results: Liverpool's season from hell continues with Cup exit at the hands of Reading

Shane Long wheels away after scoring the extra time winner at Anfield

Liverpool backed at [1.01] to go through before late drama takes game to extra time - then the unthinkable happened......

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Joe Dyer

Jan 13 2010

FA Cup Results: Portsmouth sneak through

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All the best of the in-running action on Betfair from tonight's FA Cup matches......

FA Cup Betting: Liverpool v Reading

Torres and Gerrard need to rediscover their top form in order to carry this Liverpool team on a cup run which would partly save their season.

The FA Cup was supposed to be a welcome distraction for Liverpool but a replay against Reading has once again heaped pressure on Rafael Benitez and his players, now they must get the job done...

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Jaymes Monte

Jan 12 2010

FA Cup Betting: Tuesday's TV Games

Chris Coleman's Coventry side will fancy their chances of beating Premie League outfit Portsmouth when the two sides meet in Tuesday's 3rd round replay

As parts of the country start to thaw out, "Mystical" Mike Norman previews two FA Cup ties that should go ahead on Tuesday evening - and both are live on digital TV....

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Mike Norman

Jan 11 2010

FA Cup Betting: A competition that English managers and fans just don't care about

Wigan and Hull mascots stand side-by-side in an empty stand at the BW Stadium in Wigan, a sign that the FA Cup is very much playing second fiddle to the Premier League

Ralph Ellis discusses why empty seats and second string elevens suggest that the world's oldest football competition really seems to have lost its appeal, never mind its magic....

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Ralph Ellis

Jan 4 2010

FA Cup Betting Round-up: Gunners head into Fourth Round

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Second-half goals as Arsenal turn on the style to break Hammers' hearts. Meanwhile, holders ease past Hornets......

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Maxliu

Jan 3 2010

FA Cup Betting: Leeds stun United with Old Trafford win

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Manchester United crash out of the FA Cup at the Third Round stage after Leeds win thrilling Old Trafford contest......

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Maxliu

Jan 3 2010

FA Cup Betting: West Ham V Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey aptly filled the Cesc Fabregas shaped void against Portsmouth, he can do the same again here.

Jaymes Monte looks at the last of the weekend's televised F.A. Cup games in which both sides will be far from full strength. Best Bet: Back Arsenal Clean Sheet @ [2.5]...

FA Cup Betting Preview: Manchester United v Leeds United

Can Jermaine Beckford trouble Nemanja Vidic and co at Old Trafford?

For the first time in six years, one of English football's fiercest rivalries will be renewed at Old Trafford tomorrow. The atmosphere will be hot but what about the betting opportunities? Richard Walker reports....

FA Cup Results Round-up: Pompey relief on afternoon of few surprises

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An afternoon of few upsets sees Premier League clubs stroll into the Fourth Round but there's still little to cheer about at Fratton Park......

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Maxliu

Jan 2 2010

FA Cup Betting: Reading v Liverpool

Could the FA Cup salvage Liverpool and Benitez from a bleak midwinter?

It's the FA Cup 3rd Round as Reading play host to a Liverpool side who Dan 'The Betting Man' Fitch thinks will be treating this competition more seriously than they have in previous seasons. Best...

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Dan Fitch

Jan 1 2010

FA Cup Betting: Premier League teams in action

Ashley Young missed Villa’s midweek Premier League game but is likely to make a return against Blackburn on Saturday. Will it be a goal-scoring return?

"Mystical" Mike Norman looks ahead to some of the more enticing of the FA Cup ties invloving Premier League teams: Aston Villa v Blackburn, Fulham v Swindon, Middlesbrough v Man City and Wigan v Hull....

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Mike Norman

Jan 1 2010

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