Betting Tips and Previews: FA Cup

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Danny Welbeck needs to step up for Manchester United, and could do so by scoring another goal on Sunday.

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Man United Vs Swansea and Liverpool Vs Oldham

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Manchester United Vs Swansea City

Sunday 5th January 2014: 4:30pm

Back in the days of Fergie's first years at Old Trafford, legend has it that a Mark Robins winning-goal in the FA Cup helped to save the legend's job when the board were thinking of sacking him. The rest, as they say is history. Who knows, further down the line we could be writing that a goal in this game saved David Moyes from the chop. 

Or not. Probably. But a win in this one would do Moyes the world of good in the eyes of the fans and the board.

United go marching on

No matter how bad their current form is, United know they need a win in this one and we fancy them to get it. United are favourites at 2/5 with Ladbrokes, while Swansea are 29/4 with Unibet. The draw is 15/4 with BetVictor. 

We like the look of the United win by one goal which is 27/10 with Ladbrokes. It will be tight but we think United have enough about them to make good of their opportunity to progress into the next round.

You better, you better, Welbeck

Danny Welbeck is sure to get a start in this one, and we fancy he could open the scoring for United. The United striker is 9/2 with Bet365 for First Goalscorer on Sunday afternoon, which is well worth the punt.

Elsewhere, don't bet against Wilfried Bony to grab a goal. The Ivorian bagged two against Manchester City and is good value at 3/1 with SkyBet to score on Sunday.

Goals but no goalfest

While it might not be the goalfest the neutrals will want it to be, we think it will comfortably be over 2.5 goals, and that is a fair 7/10 with BetVictor.

Liverpool Vs Oldham

Sunday 5th January 2014: 3pm

We love to see giant-killing in the FA Cup. But we don't think it will happen in this one. Sorry Oldham fans!

Liverpool favourites, for good reason

Liverpool are way out in front in the betting for this one, obviously. The Reds are 1/7 with Paddy Power to win at home on Sunday, while Oldham are massive underdogs at 28/1 with BetVictor. The draw is 7/1 with Betfred.

Somewhat crazily, the over 3.5 goals is a whopping 7/1 with Coral. That is insane value for a game like this.

Sterling work from a young prodigy

The Raheem Sterling anytime goal at 7/4 with Betfred looks like a decent bet as well. The winger should get a start being the FA Cup and he has been in great form recently. 

Victor Moses at 6/5 with William Hill also looks good, as the winger-cum-striker is also another good bet to start against Oldham on Sunday.

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Man United vs.
Winning Margin:
  United win by one goal
Man United vs.
First Goalscorer:
  Danny Welbeck
Man United vs.
Total Goals:
  Over 2.5 goals
Liverpool vs.
Total Goals:
  Over 3.5 goals
Liverpool vs.
Anytime Goalscorer(s):
  Raheem Sterling

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