Can we deliver another winner like the last round of the FA CUP?
As we enter December, the second round of the FA Cup have some tantalising ties, where supremacy this weekend could land a cash rich tie for some.
We won on our feature in the last round, and have two games where goals are expected from our viewpoint. Those that follow will be able to get at least 11/2 with BetVictor on our three this week, but do shop around for the best value.
Nottingham Forest Vs Fulham
There are still some uncertainties at the time of writing of who will be the next manager of Fulham. Rangers boss Mark Warburton is the current bookies favourite to be the next boss at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers make the trip to the midlands to the City ground where they will be looking to build on successive draws in the last two
Dougie Freedman’s Forest have notoriously recorded excellent home form in recent years. Forest has been less than convincing this season having played fairly defensive football. Fulham on the other hand have enjoyed a modest campaign on the road, although room for improvement but goals have flowed in well.
As stated, Forest’s results have seen some low scorers with two thirds of their home games. Dougie Freedman’s men according to a close friend will basically look to frustrate the opponents by virtue of dominating possession. Forest’s formula is basically using this season to challenge for the title next season adopting a style that works.
Fulham are no shortage of goals on the road, although Forest will force their players back into their third to stop the attack of hotshot McCormack. I do think with the uncertainty of the back office at Fulham, they will set up much the same as the last two games, and could well be a low scoring game.
I cannot make a case for the over line when it is odds on with Forest’s conservative approach at home. With the under goal line odds against, this could well go to a low scorer.
BET: Under 2.5 goals – 23/20 BetVictor
Chesterfield Vs Walsall
This second round FA Cup tie should see some action. The bookies are fairly split by the favourite on this although an all-League one affair where the last time they met the home side won the tie two goals to one.
This tie has a potential third round clash with a Premier League side and hopefully reaps a big payday.
Walsall are one of the inform sides with one loss in the last six and just two in the last ten. Chesterfield come into this with four straight defeats and would be surprised if both teams did not go for this, being less than half the season completed.
Dean Smith’s Walsall will want to avenge their defeat in the last meeting by reigning supreme, and this fixture saw some good action in the last meeting. Mark Smith’s Chesterfield need to consider stopping the rot with defeats, and could conceivably do the double. The Proact stadium has seen no shortage of goals with all but one game this term heading over two goals.
Walsall have succeeded on the goal line in half of their away games and with both sides revved up for a potential third round payday. Five of the last six in all competition with goals galore, this for me is one not to be missed off the coupon.
Over 2.5 goals – 8/11 BetVictor
Millwall Vs Wycombe
Wycombe Wanderers of League Two look to scalp League one Millwall at the Den, with the winners seeking the chance for a tasty third round clash.
Both sides are around the play off areas in their respective leagues. Millwall’s Neil Harris are firmly odds on for the win. With the magic of the cup, sometimes you can throw the form book out the window as it is a chance to get a good run, which in turn can assist in upping their own standards moving forward.
Both sides will want progression from this fixture, with some firm memories of the home sides magical run just a few short seasons ago. Form wise, Millwall have had a blip with two defeats in the last three which ended a run of six unbeaten. The visitors led by Gareth Ainsworth had their five game unbeaten run ended by a modest defeat to Bristol Rovers in midweek.
With everything at stake, Millwall have averaged just shy of three goals a game, where Wycombe has averaged over two goals a game, neither team will back down and believe the cup can pit some surprising results but see goals in this one.
BET: Over 2.5 goals – 5/6 BetVictor