The FA Cup third round is here and it is time to scrutinize the latest FA Cup odds, as we try to predict what is going to happen in a wildly unpredictable round of knockout games.
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With plenty of non-league and lower-league teams still in the competition, this season will be no different, and there is added drama as there will be no replays and each round of games will go to extra time and penalty kicks if needed.
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Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition from the third round stage, as the FA Cup always throws up surprises as regulars are rested, underdogs are fired up and this season there are four non-league teams still left in the competition.
Holders Arsenal host Newcastle in one of just three all-Premier League ties, while Tottenham travel to eighth-tier Marine FC and West Ham visit fifth-tier Stockport County as plenty of big boys will be on upset alert.
With the added drama of Aston Villa having to play their U23 team against Liverpool due to a COVID-19 outbreak among their first team squad, plus the same happening to Derby County as they head to sixth-tier Chorley, there are so many intriguing subplots swirling around.
Plus, with prize money handed out for each win in the FA Cup, lower league teams really could do with the extra cash given their dire financial situation due to stadiums being closed in England amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
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Given that their will be no fans present at games due to England being placed into a third lockdown, some of the magic of the FA Cup third round will be lost this season as small lower league stadiums won’t be packed to the rafters with hostile home fans.
But that doesn’t mean the action on the pitch will be any less predictable, as I can comfortably predict that multiple Premier League clubs will bow out in this round to lower-league opponents.
Below are the FA Cup odds, provided by our partner PointsBet, and predictions in full, as the third round is always a wild day in the English soccer calendar.
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FA Cup odds for third round
(+105) Wolves v Crystal Palace (+275). Tie: +235
(+2000) Aston Villa v Liverpool (-1100). Tie: +1000
(-280) Everton v Rotherham United (+775). Tie: +400
(+160) Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City (+185). Tie: +215
(+540) Boreham Wood v Millwall (-190). Tie: +320
(+145) Luton Town v Reading (+195). Tie: +225
(-120) Norwich City v Coventry City (+340). Tie: +250
(+125) Chorley v Derby County (+190). Tie: +280
(-260) Bournemouth v Oldham Athletic (+675). Tie: +400
(+560) Stevenage v Swansea City (-200). Tie: +325
(+340) Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United (-130). Tie: +275
(-145) Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers (+380). Tie: +290
(+380) Stoke City v Leicester City (-130). Tie: +260
(+260) Wycombe Wanderers v Preston (+110). Tie: +235
(-140) Burnley v MK Dons (+380). Tie: +275
(+260) QPR v Fulham (+110). Tie: +235
(+115) Exeter City v Sheffield Wednesday (+225). Tie: +260
(+235) Blackpool v West Bromwich Albion (+110). Tie: +250
(-225) Arsenal v Newcastle United (+575). Tie: +360
(-115) Huddersfield v Plymouth Argyle (+320). Tie: +260
(-195) Brentford v Middlesbrough (+575). Tie: +300
Southampton v Shrewsbury Town — postponed
(-325) Manchester United v Watford (+850). Tie: +450
(-200) Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers (+540). Tie: +340
(+750) Crawley Town v Leeds United (-290). Tie: +420
(+150) Bristol City v Portsmouth (+180). Tie: +235
(-900) Manchester City v Birmingham City (+2000). Tie: +850
(-1500) Chelsea v Morecambe (+3300). Tie: +1100
(+125) Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town (+215). Tie: +240
(+5000) Marine AFC v Tottenham (-10000). Tie: +2500
(+550) Newport County v Brighton (-215). Tie: +360
(+750) Stockport County v West Ham United (-290). Tie: +420
FA Cup score predictions, third round
Wolves 3-1 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool
Everton 3-0 Rotherham United
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Cardiff City
Boreham Wood 1-2 Millwall
Luton Town 2-1 Reading
Norwich City 2-0 Coventry City
Chorley 2-1 Derby County
Bournemouth 3-0 Oldham Athletic
Stevenage 1-2 Swansea City
(Win on penalties) Bristol Rovers 1-1 Sheffield United
Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
Stoke City 1-2 Leicester City
Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Preston North End
Burnley 3-1 MK Dons
(Win on penalties) QPR 2-2 Fulham
Exeter City 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday
Blackpool 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle United
Huddersfield 2-0 Plymouth Argyle
Brentford 2-0 Middlesbrough
Southampton v Shrewsbury Town — postponed
Manchester United 3-0 Watford
Barnsley 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town 0-4 Leeds United
Bristol City 2-1 Portsmouth
Manchester City 4-1 Birmingham City
Chelsea 5-0 Morecambe
Cheltenham Town 1-1 Mansfield Town (Win on penalties)
Marine AFC 0-7 Tottenham Hotspur
Newport County 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
Stockport County 1-3 West Ham United