The drama of the cup should bring plenty of goals this weekend, and we’re looking to capitalise with this huge 53/1 treble on the BTTS & Win market.
All we need is our three selected teams to book their place in round four of the FA Cup without keeping a clean sheet and we’ll be laughing all the way to the bank with a payout of almost £550! Sound tempting?
Colchester United V Charlton Athletic
It has been a truly miserable few months for Karel Fraeye’s Addicks in the Championship, but they can be hopeful of finally experiencing some joy as they make the cup trip to a Colchester United side that have endured an even worse time in League One.
Charlton aren’t playing well but they have at least found the net in three of their last four away games, picking up four points in the process. In truth, their strikers should be excited as they prepare to face a home side that has conceded 59 goals in 25 league matches alone.
Defensive errors will probably cost the home side any chance of progression, but they do still find the target quite regularly. They’ve registered 19 in 12 home league matches. If Kevin Keen’s men create chances, they should at least get themselves on the scoresheet against an away side that has shipped 21 times on the road.
Neither team can defend, which is why we fancy goals. With confidence low in both camps, we’re backing Charlton’s added quality to shine through.
BTTS & Charlton Win @ 15/4
Norwich City V Manchester City
It’s an all-Premier League affair at Carrow Road as Manchester City visit Norwich, and the Citizens will be fully expected to seal their place in round four.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men aren’t quite firing on all cylinders, but the quality of Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and co should give them a fantastic chance. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling will be itching to prove his worth following his recent demotion to the bench. If City are at the races, they should have no problems finding the target.
The visitors have really struggled to keep clean sheets on the road, though, which will give Alex Neil’s men confidence as they bid to score for a six successive home game. Nevertheless, the fact they need to win it here to have any chance of progression could make them vulnerable if things are level heading into the closing stages.
Norwich will make the visitors work for the victory, but the away side should pass the test with flying colours.
BTTS & Manchester City Win @ 11/5
Sheffield Wednesday V Fulham
Last weekend, Sheffield Wednesday claimed a well fought 1-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. But as the sides prepare to meet again, only this time at Hillsbrough, we fancy that there will be a lot more action.
After all, the Owls claimed a 3-2 win when the sides met here in the league just under four months ago. And if Carlos Carvalhal’s men can unleash the likes of Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri, then the home crowd should expect to see more goals against a leaky away defence.
However, the nature of the cup could make Fulham a little more dangerous than they were last Saturday at home. The likes of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele certainly know where the goal is, and if the Cottagers do fall behind then they’ll have to throw caution to the wind too.
We do think the visitors will score, but Wednesday are in good home form and should seal their place in the last 32.
BTTS & Sheffield Wednesday Win @ 13/5
A £10 treble returns £547.20