Its the Start of January and that means one thing… The FA Cup 3rd round is back, and ready to throw up some surprises. Everton will be looking to avoid being one of those shocks on Monday night when they travel to the The Abbey Business Stadium to face Cheltenham Town.
Best match odds –
Cheltenham – 10/1 (Stan James)
Draw – 22/5 (Bet Victor)
Everton – 4/11 (William Hill)
The FA Cup always throws up some surprise results, underdogs seem to flourish and the big boys sometimes don’t always seem up for the fight.. especially when travelling to a small intimate ground on a cold January day or night.
This tie has the hallmarks of such a outcome with an in form Everton (2 defeats in last 16) travelling to face a play off chasing Cheltenham Town (1 defeat in last 12 at home).
That being said this Everton squad is much deeper than previous years and even though I think David Moyes will rest some players they still have enough quality to punish Cheltenham if they are not fully focused.
Cheltenham do score goals, only once this season at home have they failed to score, with this in mind and the fact the Everton should have enough firepower to score I think a Both Teams to score bet is in order.
I believe Moyes will rotate which should mean that Apostolos Vellios gets a start, he’s a smart finisher and I fancy him to get a goal in the 90mins.
Onto the final prediction for the match and I believe a fired up Cheltenham comes out quickly and gets an early lead before Evertons quality draws the level and possible a late winner.
Both Teams to Score – Yes – 6/5 (Skybet) – sign up here and get a no deposit free £10 bet
Apostolos Vellios anytime goalscorer – 7/4 (Ladbrokes) – text FULL to 86131 to get £50 free
Half time lead and fail to win – Cheltenham – 14/1 (Coral) – click here, sign up, get £50 free
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