Opta's golden trends indicate a low score at Cardiff, a Nottingham Forest draw and a victory for Hull...
"The Tigers have won their last three FA Cup games on the road, netting twice in each and shipping just one in total."
Best Bet: Back Hull to win at Brighton @ 3.412/5
Cardiff v Wigan (Saturday, 15:00)
In their last six FA Cup matches against Premier League teams, Wigan shipped just three goals
This is one of the trickier fifth-round ties to pick a winner in, but luckily you don't need to because there is a perfectly acceptable way to make money punting on under 2.5 goals. In addition to the above insight, Opta reveal that Cardiff have failed to find the net in three of their last four fixtures. On top of that, holders Wigan have fired blanks in three of their most recent four away days, while the duo's last three showdowns in the Welsh capital produced a mere two goals in total.
Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ 1.784/5
Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 15:00)
Forest have not lost a competitive fixture since November 29, winning nine and drawing seven of their 16 since
Billy Davies divides opinions in a manner liable to prompt comparisons to a certain sandwich filling, but Nottingham Forest have looked far more coherent and progressive in his two spells as boss than the period in between, as they seek a first FA Cup quarter-final appearance in 18 years. All signs point towards their eighth draw in 17 this weekend though, as Sheffield United are unbeaten in seven at Bramall Lane and have lost only one of their last six FA Cup encounters at their stadium.
Recommended Bet: Back the draw @ 3.45
Brighton v Hull (Monday, 19:45, BT Sport 1)
The Tigers have won their last three FA Cup games on the road, netting twice in each and shipping just one in total
Hull have already survived two trips loudly labelled "banana skin", firstly at Middlesbrough then Southend, so it is remarkable that they are 3.412/5 outsiders for this trip to the Amex. Opta note that the Tigers have only lost one of their last 11 FA Cup matches against teams from lower divisions, winning a massive eight of those, whereas Brighton boast underwhelming win figures of two in 11 against Premier League sides. The Tigers have won three of their last five on their travels to nil.
Best Bet: Back Hull to win @ 3.412/5