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FA Cup Best Bets: West Ham to get past Wigan

Thu, Jan 25, 3:28pm by Staff Writer

Football punters will need some upsets this weekend as the Premier League’s high flyers face lopsided contests in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

But with Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield a well-priced favourite to advance, there is still plenty to interest Aussie fans.

Manchester City’s bid for a domestic double looks unshakeable, with a 12-point lead in the Premier League and a seemingly simple match against Championship side Cardiff in the FA Cup this week.

City’s last encounter with Cardiff came in the 2014 EPL season, with Manchester winning 4-2.

At just $1.28 to win on the William Hill board, City is not expected to encounter any difficulties this week, with $10 for a loss and $5.50 for a draw.

Huddersfield beat Bolton 2-1 in the third round of the Cup, but have now gone six Premier League games without a win and are slipping close to the relegation zone.

The two sides last met in April 2017 when Birmingham claimed a 2-0 win while the two sides were in the Championship.

Despite Huddersfield’s EPL slide, William Hill is tipping its top-flight experience will lead it to the fifth round, paying $1.75 for a win, $5.50 for a loss and $3.30 for a draw.

Alexis Sanchez, could make his Manchester United debut when the side travels to Yeovil Town at the end of an eventful week that has seen the Chilean star move on from Arsenal.

United beat Championship high-flyers Derby County and Yeovil defeated League One’s Bradford City in the third round of the Cup.

But United are second on the EPL ladder, while Yeovil is the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup, making the Manchester side $1.17 favourites to advance, with $17 for loss.

Chelsea faces an EPL rival this week when it hosts Newcastle, but are similarly tipped to win.

Chelsea is third on the EPL ladder, while Newcastle is languishing in 15th spot in its return to the top flight.

And despite the Magpies welcoming Brazilian youth international Kennedy from Chelsea on loan this week, the London club is paying just $1.24 for the win and $7 for a loss.

Liverpool will be looking to address a shock loss of form that saw it go down 1-0 to EPL cellar-dweller Swansea this week.

The Reds are fourth on the EPL ladder after ending Manchester City’s unbeaten streak in the previous round and face second-last West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup this week.

William Hill sees the loss to Swansea as an aberration and are paying $1.28 for a Liverpool win, $10 for a loss and $5.50 for a draw.

Fifth-placed Tottenham is expected to join its fellow EPL front-runners in the next round of the Cup when it travels to Newport.

Spurs are on an unbackable $1.17 to win, with $17 for a Newport upset and $7 for a draw.

West Ham is the narrow favourite to beat Championship leader Wigan, with the 11th-placed EPL side on $2.50 for a win against just $2.75 for an away loss and $3.30 for a draw.

Suggested Bet: Take West Ham to beat Wigan: $2.50

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