The FA Cup fourth round fixtures take place this weekend and Andy has picked out a score prediction for each of the 10 matches on Saturday 25th January, including the odds for each selection.
Find the predictions below and where the best place is to bet on them…
Both high flying in their respective divisons, this will be an interesting match-up at Griffin Park. Brentford sit fifth in the Championship table just two points off third place Fulham and go into this game on the back of three wins and a draw in their last four matches, conceding just once.
Leicester are also flying high in the Premier League but are set to be without Jamie Vardy for this game. Rodgers may also make some changes as Leicester continue to push for a Champions League place, and that could allow Brentford to capitalise and at least force a replay.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Brentford 1-1 Leicester (13/2 Bet Victor)
This all Premier League tie can go the way of the home side Burnley, who come into this off the back of a fantastic 2-0 win at Old Trafford in midweek. Norwich were beaten to Tottenham but did have chances in that game, so I’m expecting both teams to score in this one. Norwich scored four at Preston in the last round and even though Daniel Farke might make changes, I expect Seah Dyche will too.
I’m going for a hard-fought Burnley victory in this one, booking themselves a place in round five.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Norwich (8/1 Bet Victor)
This match is being played at Birmingham’s ground, but they are the away team. Coventry are sharing St. Andrew’s this season and as they’re drawn as the home side, they will be classed as that here. The Sky Blues go into this game in good form and are unbeaten in seven matches, winning five of them. That has left the fourth in the League One table as they look to get back into the Championship.
Birmingham will be going the other way if they’re not careful, they are down in 18th place but have picked up two wins and two draws in their last four. They beat Blackburn in the last round and both teams to score looks a banker here.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Coventry 1-1 Birmingham (23/4 Sportingbet)
Championship plays Premier League once again in this match, and it’s two more sides who are out-playing their expectations this season. Millwall have been on a great run since Gary Rowett took over. They are up to eighth in the Championship table and will have one eye on a play-off spot. They’re six unbeaten and might fancy their chances against Premier League opposition after beating Everton last season.
Sheff Utd are flying in the Premier League and are expected to make a few changes for this game, that will open the door for Millwall and I’m banking on the Londoners earning a replay.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Millwall 2-2 Sheffield United (17/1 Bet Victor)
Newcastle produced a remarkable and unlikely comeback at Everton in midweek, but that shouldn’t gloss over a poor performance. However, they have now gone five matches unbeaten and should beat Oxford in this fourth-round tie.
The visitors are rocking in their promotion quest and really need to focus on their league form, but will thrive on this day out to the North East. They put four past Hartlepool in Round 3 but I can’t see anything but a Newcastle victory in this one.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Newcastle 2-0 Oxford (13/2 bet365)
League One Portsmouth have been favourites to get out of this division for the past few seasons but they never manage it. They’re on a fantastic run though and sit just outside the play-offs. Now they face a Barnsley side who went up to the Championship last season but have struggled for the most part. Neither side probably needs this game but it will be seen as a chance to get into the fifth round and a glamour tie. Portsmouth have won their last four at home and I fancy they’ll get the win in a close match here.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Portsmouth 2-1 Barnsley (8/1 bet365)
This all Championship match had a draw written all over it. The home side have drawn three of their last five matches now, and Cardiff have drawn three of their previous four. The Bluebirds were involved in a thrilling 4-3 win in the 3rd round replay against Carlisle and now have the chance to make it into round 5. Reading also needed a replay against Blackpool before eventually winning through, and I’m predicting another replay will be needed to separate these two sides.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Reading 1-1 Cardiff (6/1 Bet Victor)
Southampton will fancy their chances of winning this tie, and rightly so. They are in great form and got back to winning ways against Crystal Palace in midweek. Hopefully, they don’t rest any players for this game because they should try and go for the win against a Spurs side without Harry Kane. Mourinho’s men have won two of their last three now but needed a replay against Middlesbrough in the last round. I’m betting on the Saints to march onto the 5th round with a narrow victory here.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Southampton 1-0 Tottenham (10/1 Unibet)
Slavan Bilic takes his current side to his former team on Saturday, and it is West Brom who will fancy their chances in this game. The Hammers are struggling towards the bottom of the Premier League table and were battered by Leicester in midweek. David Moyes is already getting questioned and a defeat here would cause a lot of unrest in East London.
West Ham have already suffered a humiliating deafeat to Oxford in cup competition this season and I think they might pick up another loss this weekend. Bet on West Brom to edge this tie and give Bilic a result to remember.
Thatsagoal Prediction: West Ham 1-2 West Brom (13/1 Paddy Power)
The final FA Cup fourth round match on Saturday is Hull v Chelsea. This should be a comfortable victory for Frank Lampard’s side, who will be without David Luiz through suspension. Hull’s form is patchy this season and they’ve lost their last two matches now after winning their previous three. Chelsea comfortably beat Nottingham Forest in the last round and I’m expecting a similar story in this one.
Thatsagoal Prediction: Hull City 0-2 Chelsea (7/1 with bet365)
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