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Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Intelligent Punter's Guide to the 2015 FA Cup

It's FA Cup Fourth Round weekend. Here's my Intelligent Punter's Guide from The Week:

Thirty-two teams are involved in the FA Cup fourth-round ties being played this weekend, starting with Cambridge United v Manchester United, televised live on BBC1 tonight.
Where does the value lie in the betting market?
The FA Cup is billed as the tournament where anything can happen. Sadly the oldest knock-out competition in the world is nowhere near as unpredictable as it used to be in the 'golden era' of Cup shocks in the 1970s.
This year's third round was largely devoid of surprises, with the top Premier League clubs all emerging unscathed.
Before placing a bet, it's essential to bear in mind three FA Cup stats:

You can read the whole piece here.

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