England FA Cup
Fleetwood Town – Portsmouth, Asian Handicap +0.25 Portsmouth, Stake 10/10, odd 1.87 at Pinnacle Sports (1-2 WIN)
PREVIEW: Portsmouth a long time cup specialist is travelling to Fleetwood for this 1/32 finals FA Cup. Last visit here saw Pompey winning by 5 goals to 2. Fleetwood Town have reached this stage on just four prior occasions across their 112-year history, but failed to progress each time and today I don’t see history changing. I see here a big opportunity, because I just can’t see Pompey losing this one. Bookies got it wrong…odds should be around 2.5 for both teams, definitely not 3.2 for a Portsmouth win. In fact the hosts only beat once Pompey in 2014 at home and ever since they registered 2 defeats. Another important aspect is that Fleetwood have failed to win in each of the last three games where they scored first, drawing each. No major missings for either team, therefore I go full stake on this game.
England FA Cup
Wolverhampton – Manchester United, Asian Handicap +0.25 Manchester United, Stake 5/10, odd 1.90 at Betfair (0-0 HALF WIN)
PREVIEW: I haven’t seen a mid table team being favourite against Manchester United in a while. Of course we’re talking about Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea here, but we’re talking about a team that few years ago was struggling in mid-table Championship, not Premier League. Things have changed and United is no longer what used to be, but still should be the underdog. Pogba misses United’s trip to Molineux after surgery on a new ankle problem. The 26-year-old is set to be out for three to four weeks according to Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves at the quarter-final stage last season.
Yes last season Wolves beat United in the Cup, few weeks ago they ended 1-1 at home, but I think if they lose, Solskjaer will leave. So it’s an all in game for Man United. Medium stake on this one.