Live on ESPN Sun: 12:00 & 16:00. Chris Hutcheon previews Sunday’s televised FA Cup fourth round ties and fancies victories for Spurs, Arsenal, Man City against Fulham, Huddersfield and Notts County respectively.
An all-Premiership affair headlines today’s FA Cup fourth round action as Fulham entertain Tottenham and it’s the latter, who have already won once at Craven Cottage this season, that can come out on top at the first attempt.
Harry Redknapp’s side are available at 7/5 with Paddy Power and with a tight clash seemingly inevitable, Spurs catch the eye at 16/5 (Stan James) to shade it by a one-goal margin. That was the outcome when the pair met at the same ground in October and a repeat of the 2-1 scoreline from that one is chalked up by Betfred at 8/1 this time around. Rafael van der Vaart meanwhile is a tasty 6/4 with Ladbrokes to find the net for the visitors, who are 7.0 (6/1) courtesy of Betdaq, to come out on top after a drawn first period.
Arsenal should join their neighbours in the hat for the fifth round draw, they’ve been backed into 1/7 at William Hill to eliminate Huddersfield at the first attempt and Partybets offer even money for the Gunners to beat their League One opponents ‘to nil’ at the Emirates Stadium, that bet made more attractive by the absence of Terriers’ top scorer Jordan Rhodes.
At Molineux, with top-flight survival a priority, Wolves boss Mick McCarthy could rest one or two players as they face Stoke in a game that is a tempting 9/4 (Totesport) to finish all square. A 2-2 stalemate is chalked up by 888Sport at 14/1 in that one and another tie that could require a replay is at Upton Park, where West Ham and Nottingham Forest lock horns. The Championship side have moved quietly into promotion contention and are solid enough to earn a second crack at the uncertain Hammers, a result offer at 12/5.
Finally, Manchester City are 4/9 (bet365l) to do what Sunderland couldn’t and beat Notts County but Paul Ince’s Magpies can capitalise on City’s recent defensive uncertainty by getting on the scoresheet, so Coral’s 8/11 for both teams to find the net appeals at Meadow Lane.