FA Cup Fourth Round Saturday Preview

Saturday sees the majority of the FA Cup fourth ties, with some of the favourites looking to book their place in the last 16.

Liverpool face an all Premier League clash against West Brom at Anfield – in what will be the final game with an evening kick-off on Merseyside.

Another of the featured games is a mouthwatering looking clash with League Two Newport County hosting Tottenham – with Spurs desperate to avoid what would be one of the biggest upsets in FA Cup history.

There are a number of games that see Premier League clubs looking to avoid potential banana skins – including West Ham’s trip to Wigan, Swansea’s clash at Notts County and Leicester at Peterborough.

Another all Premier League contest can be found at St Mary’s with Southampton hosting Watford.

Brighton face a tough looking clash at Tony Pulis’s Middlesbrough, whilst Huddersfield will be hopeful of having too much for Birmingham at the John Smith’s Stadium.

There are two all Championship games with Nottingham Forest travelling to Hull City and Sheffield United playing host to Preston.

One of the biggest shocks in the third round was Coventry’s win at Stoke, and they will have to cause another upset if they want to progress as they travel to Milton Keynes Dons.

Finally, League One Rochdale will be looking for an upset at The New Den against Championship Milllwall.

See below for a preview on each game, including predictions from our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Peterborough United 12:30 Leicester City
London Road

MATCH ODDS: Peterborough 9/2 Draw 14/5 Leicester 8/13
bet365 Pick: Leicester to win and Both Teams To Score @21/10
GRAEME SAYS: Could be a close call, I can see The Posh grabbing a replay…1-1

Huddersfield Town 15:00 Birmingham City
The John Smith’s Stadium

MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 7/10 Draw 5/2 Birmingham 17/4
bet365 Pick: Over 2.5 goals @7/5
GRAEME SAYS: Comfortable home win for The Terriers here…3-1

Hull City 15:00 Nottingham Forest
The KC Stadium

MATCH ODDS: Hull 7/5 Draw 9/4 Forest 19/10
bet365 Pick:  Under 2.5 goals 17/20
GRAEME SAYS: Don’t see this being a classic, could be a goalless bore draw…0-0

Middlesbrough 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
The Riverside

MATCH ODDS: Boro 13/10 Draw 9/5 Brighton 13/5
bet365 Pick: Boro to win @13/10
GRAEME SAYS: Boro are playing well, they might just edge out the Premier League side here…2-1

Millwall 15:00 Rochdale
The New Den

MATCH ODDS: Millwall 1/2 Draw 3/1 Rochdale 6/1
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @Evs
GRAEME SAYS: Another possible upset here? Possibly but will just give Millwall the edge

Milton Keynes Dons 15:00 Coventry City
Stadium MK

MATCH ODDS: MK Dons 11/10 Draw 23/10 Coventry 5/2
bet365 Pick: Coventry to qualify @6/5
GRAEME SAYS: Don’t see another Coventry upset, MK win for me…2-0

Notts County 15:00 Swansea City
Meadow Lane

MATCH ODDS: Notts 3/1 Draw 12/5 Swansea 10/11
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @4/6
GRAEME SAYS: Tough game for Swansea here, Notts could very well claim a replay…2-2

Sheffield United 15:00 Preston North End
Bramall Lane

MATCH ODDS: Sheff Utd 13/10 Draw 12/5 Preston 12/5
bet365 Pick: Sheff Utd to win @13/10
GRAEME SAYS: Close game, but can see Preston edging it…1-2

Southampton 15:00 Watford
St Mary’s

MATCH ODDS: Southampton 19/20 Draw 13/5 Watford 10/3
bet365 Pick: Southampton to win @19/20
GRAEME SAYS: All Premier League clash but not sure it will be high quality – home win…1-0

Wigan Athletic 15:00 West Ham United
The DW Stadium

MATCH ODDS: Wigan 29/20 Draw 23/10 West Ham 11/5
bet365 Pick: West Ham to win @11/5
GRAEME SAYS: A really tricky test for West Ham here, replay coming…1-1

Newport County 17:30 Tottenham Hotspur
Rodney Parade

MATCH ODDS: Newport 14/1 Draw 13/2 Spurs 1/6
bet365 Pick: Spurs to win and Both Teams to Score 13/8
GRAEME SAYS: A classic cup tie, no doubt but Spurs should just have too much…0-2

Liverpool 19:45 West Bromwich Albion

MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 2/7 Draw 19/4 West Brom 8/1
bet365 Pick: Liverpool to win and Both Teams to Score 7/4
GRAEME SAYS: Home win, unless Liverpool play a massively weakened side…2-0

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