FA Cup Saturday Preview

The FA Cup third round Saturday is packed full of action with over 20 games including holders Chelsea and 12 other Premier League sides.

Chelsea host Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge as they look retain the trophy.

There is one all Premier League clash with a South Coast battle between Bournemouth and Brighton.

Manchester United face Championship Reading at Old Trafford, whilst Burnley entertain Barnsley at Turf Moor.

West Ham welcome Birmingham to the London Stadium, whilst League Two promotion contenders Lincoln take on Everton at Goodison Park.

League One Gillingham welcome Cardiff to Kent, looking for an upset – as do Blackpool who entertain Arsenal.

Championship Bristol City will fancy their chances as they host bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield, whilst League Two Grimsby travel to South London to face Crystal Palace.

Finally, Newcastle welcome Blackburn Rovers to St James’ Park.

We run through every game including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and BoyleSports’ Lawrence Lyons.

AFC Bournemouth 12:30 Brighton & Hove Albion

MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 20/21 Draw 23/10 Brighton 3/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Bournemouth to win @20/21
ANDY SAYS: Hard to split these two and I can see it being played out as a draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Brighton grabbing a bit of a shock win here…1-2

Burnley 12:30 Barnsley

MATCH ODDS: Burnley 3/4 Draw 13/5 Barnsley 7/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Burnley to win @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Have to go with the home side, they will get through…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: This won’t be a walk in the park for Burnley but they should just about get through…2-1

Manchester United 12:30 Reading

MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 1/9 Draw 7/1 Reading 22/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Man Utd to lead after 30 mins @5/6
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable home win coming up for Ole and his new team…4-0
GRAEME SAYS: Don’t see how United are troubled here, but Reading might take a bit of breaking down…3-1

Sheffield Wednesday 12:30 Luton Town

MATCH ODDS: Sheff Wed 6/5 Draw 9/4 Luton 2/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Wednesday to win @6/5
ANDY SAYS: Am going with Wednesday to get through, they will be too good…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I could see Luton grabbing a replay here, they will be tough…2-2

Shrewsbury Town 12:30 Stoke City

MATCH ODDS: Shrewsbury 13/5 Draw 23/10 Stoke 21/20
BoyleSports pick: 
Shrewsbury +1 @5/6
ANDY SAYS: Tough call, I think Shrewsbury will push them but Stoke win this – just…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Stoke are not in great form but they should just about come through this…1-2

West Bromwich Albion 12:30 Wigan Athletic

MATCH ODDS: WBA 3/4 Draw 13/5 Wigan 15/4
BoyleSports pick: 
WBA to win @3/4
ANDY SAYS: Looks like a replay to me, I can see Wigan getting something…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Don’t believe West Brom will have too many issues in securing passage…2-0

West Ham United 12:30 Birmingham City

MATCH ODDS: West Ham 1/2 Draw 10/3 Birmingham 11/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Another close game for sure but have to side with West Ham…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: West Ham will move through here, I don’t see them being held…3-0

Accrington Stanley 15:00 Ipswich Town

MATCH ODDS: Accrington 6/4 Draw 23/10 Ipswich 7/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Ipswich to win @7/4
ANDY SAYS: Could see Accrington winning but I am going for Ipswich get the replay…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Have to look at Stanley to claim the win, which would barely be an upset…2-0

Aston Villa 15:00 Swansea City

MATCH ODDS: Aston Villa 20/21 Draw 5/2 Swansea 14/5
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score @7/10
ANDY SAYS: Villa to progress here, my former team will make it to the fourth round…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Two Championship clubs, and could depend what teams are put out but will go Villa…2-1

Bolton Wanderers 15:00 Walsall

MATCH ODDS: Bolton Evens Draw 23/10 Walsall 14/5
BoyleSports pick:
Bolton to win @Evens
ANDY SAYS: Draw and another replay coming, I think Walsall get something…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Looks like a Bolton win here for me, will come through…2-0

Brentford 15:00 Oxford United

MATCH ODDS: Brentford 1/2 Draw 16/5 Oxford 11/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 goals @21/20
ANDY SAYS: I am going for an upset here and Oxford to take down their Championship opponents…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Oxford could push Brentford here but I am going for a close home win…3-2

Chelsea 15:00 Nottingham Forest

MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 1/4 Draw 9/2 Forest 10/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Olivier Giroud to score anytime @4/6
ANDY SAYS: Chelsea will have a much changed side here, but they will still have enough to win…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Hard one to call, I could see Forest pushing Chelsea all the way but will go with close win for the holders…2-1

Derby County 15:00 Southampton

MATCH ODDS: Derby 7/4 Draw 11/5 Southampton 8/5
BoyleSports pick: 
Draw @11/5
ANDY SAYS: Should be a decent game here, and I think Southampton get away with a draw…2-2
GRAEME SAYS: I think Southampton can claim the win here…1-3

Everton 15:00 Lincoln City

MATCH ODDS: Everton 1/7 Draw 13/2 Lincoln 20/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Everton to score 2 or 3 goals @21/20
ANDY SAYS: Everton will be far too good for Lincoln here…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: Lincoln are a good side, will they have another big cup run, can’t see it…2-0

Fleetwood Town 15:00 AFC Wimbledon

MATCH ODDS: Fleetwood 6/5 Draw 9/4 Wimbledon 23/10
BoyleSports pick: 
Fleetwood & Both Teams To Score @7/2
ANDY SAYS: Tough one to call so have to say draw….1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Not sure this is going to be a goal fest, can see it being goalless…0-0

Gillingham 15:00 Cardiff City

MATCH ODDS: Gillingham 14/5 Draw 13/5 Cardiff 20/23
BoyleSports pick: 
Both Teams To Score @8/11
ANDY SAYS: Could be a shock on the cards here and I think this could be the big one of the round…1-0
GRAEME SAYS: I think that Cardiff have enough to get through unscathed…0-2

Middlesbrough 15:00 Peterborough United

MATCH ODDS: Middlesbrough 8/13 Draw 14/5 9/2
BoyleSports pick: 
Boro & over 1.5 goals @5/6
ANDY SAYS: I wonder if Peterborough can get something here, I think so…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Boro will be fielding a weakened side, but they should have enough…2-1

Blackpool 17:30 Arsenal

MATCH ODDS: Blackpool 11/1 Draw 9/2 Arsenal 1/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Arsenal to win to nil @Evens
ANDY SAYS: Arsenal won’t have any issues here, they are going through…0-3
GRAEME SAYS: An interesting cup tie for sure, but Arsenal will have enough to win…0-2

Bristol City 17:30 Huddersfield Town

MATCH ODDS: Bristol City 13/10 Draw 2/1 Huddersfield 12/5
BoyleSports pick: 
Bristol City to win @13/10
ANDY SAYS: Not an easy game for Huddersfield but I think they might just have enough for a replay…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see a Premier League scalp coming here, home win…2-0

Crystal Palace 17:30 Grimsby Town

MATCH ODDS: Palace 2/13 Draw 6/1 Grimsby 18/1
BoyleSports pick: 
Palace to score in both halves @7/10
ANDY SAYS: My old club will not have any issue here, they are going through…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Palace are going to be too strong for Grimsby…4-1

Newcastle United 17:30 Blackburn Rovers

MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 4/6 Draw 14/5 Blackburn 15/4
BoyleSports pick: 
Draw @14/5
ANDY SAYS: Newcastle to come out on top with the win….2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I do wonder if Blackburn can claim a replay here…1-1

Norwich City 17:30 Portsmouth

MATCH ODDS: Norwich 20/23 Draw 5/2 Portsmouth 16/5
BoyleSports pick: 
Norwich & Over 2.5 goals @31/20
ANDY SAYS: This could be a great game, but I see Norwich just have enough to claim the win…3-2
GRAEME SAYS: Portsmouth will give Norwich a good game here and could sneak a win…1-2

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