Fulham aren’t in the best of shape at present so it’s easy to see why they’re just 3/10 at Paddy Power to lose out to Manchester United. The Cottagers were in the same city last week, losing out 2-0 to United’s neighbours and a similar outcome is on the cards here, bet365 pricing Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at 11/10 to win ‘to nil’ at Old Trafford, where they’re 15/2 (BetVictor) to notch twice without reply.
Punters seeking an upset might cast an eye over the contest at Moss Rose, where non-league Macclesfield saw off Championship leaders Cardiff in round three and are 6/1 with Stan James to dish out the same treatment to Wigan but those hoping for a shock at Carrow Road will be disappointed; Norwich are a home banker at 1/3 via bet365 as they entertain Blue Square Premier play-off chasers Luton.
Elsewhere, Brighton accounted for Newcastle in the last round but are unlikely to repeat the feat against Arsenal (8/11, Ladbrokes), who see this as their best chance of silverware and also keen to put together a meaningful cup run are Everton, Stan James’ 8/11 favourites ahead of the visit to Bolton.
Top flight strugglers Reading however, might be a touch vulnerable as they lock horns with Sheffield United. The Royals are in decent form but boss Brian McDermott will make plenty of changes and their League One opponents tempt at 3/1 courtesy of Skybet to force a replay.