Live on ITV 1 & ESPN: Wed 19.45: In the FA Cup, Leyton Orient could be on the end of a Arsenal backlash while Man City host Aston Villa.
Arsenal’s late demise in the Carling Cup final will have done morale at the Emirates Stadium no favours at all and League One outfit Leyton Orient may smell blood as they head there for the pair’s FA Cup replay.
The O’s players, already rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas for holding the Gunners to a draw at Brisbane Road are a massive 18/1 with Totesport to cause a huge upset but having seen one opportunity to land their first trophy since 2005 disappear, Arsene Wenger’s men will be desperate to maintain their interest in the FA Cup and they should justify their 1/5 favouritism at .
After being stung not only by a late goal in the first encounter but also Birmingham’s 89th minute winner at Wembley on Sunday, Arsenal will be determined to put the tie to bed early and be out of sight by the time the full-time whistle is approaching. Stan James’ 4/7 for the Gunners to lead at both half-time and full-time looks a banker then and bet365’s 7/5 for them to prevail by at least three goals also catches the eye. Coral meanwhile, rate the hosts at 5/6 to score a minimum of three times.
At Eastlands, Manchester City are 7/10 with to book a quarter-final berth at the expense of Aston Villa. Roberto Mancini’s men however, have looked a little predictable at times, Sunday’s draw with Fulham a case in point and with Aston Villa likely to keep things tight, it won’t be easy for City to break them down.
Nevertheless the probable return of David Silva could provide a much-needed creative spark for the hosts, who are a tempting 11/4 (Stan James) to nick it by a one-goal margin, the same price Paddy Power post against Silva striking at any stage.