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Olivier Giroud has enjoyed the FA Cup since arriving at Arsenal

Sergio Aguero, Leonardo Ulloa, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Olivier Giroud should be among the FA Cup fourth-round scorers...

"Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last seven FA Cup games."
Recommended Bet: Back Giroud to score @ 21/202.06

Man City v Middlesbrough (Saturday, 15:00)

Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in eight FA Cup appearances

Aguero is currently in the midst of his longest scoring drought of the season - a worrying three games. Jozy Altidore would laugh out loud at that from his new Toronto home! Three is the optimum number as this is how many consecutive clean sheets that Middlesbrough have kept on the road. Another is unlikely though, as the Citizens scored at least twice in six of their seven home matches prior to losing to Arsenal. Aguero should start too as he looks to build his match sharpness back up ahead of Man City's next Premier League clash at Chelsea.

Recommended Bet: Back Aguero to score @ 4/61.68

Tottenham v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00)

Leonardo Ulloa has scored in each of his four FA Cup appearances

After a run of four road trips without troubling the scorers, Leicester are much improved in front of goal in away fixtures of late. Nigel Pearson's team have struck in four of their last five away from the King Power Stadium. Tottenham are hardly clean-sheet magnets either, conceding five in three matches before their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg victory over Sheffield United.

Recommended Bet: Back Ulloa to score @ 3/14.0

Bristol City v West Ham (Sunday, 14:00, BBC One)

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has scored seven goals in his last eight FA Cup appearances

Not only is Emmanuel-Thomas a reliable goal-getter in the FA Cup, he is also in a rich vein of scoring form at present. He has netted four times across Bristol City's last three matches. West Ham haven't managed to shut out the opposition in any away fixture all season too and their actual run without a road clean sheet dates back to a meeting with Aston Villa last February.

Recommended Bet: Back Emmanuel-Thomas to score @ 3/14.0

Brighton v Arsenal (Sunday, 16:00, BT Sport 1)

Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last seven FA Cup games

Brighton are much improved since the arrival of Chris Hughton as manager, winning four of their last five matches (one under caretaker Nathan Jones). Arsenal represent a huge step up from Brentford and Charlton though and have previous for progressing from this FA Cup fixture, leaving with a 3-2 victory in 2013. Giroud helped himself to a double that day and has four in his last five Gunners appearances.

Recommended Bet: Back Giroud to score @ 21/202.06

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