Meanwhile, Luton host Sheffield Wednesday while Stoke welcome Shrewsbury
The oldest cup competition in club football still includes replays, and this coming Tuesday evening (15 January) sees three more ties that need to be decided. Blackburn Rovers look to get one over an out of sorts Newcastle, while Luton will be looking to do the same against Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City look to avoid a potential giant killing when Shrewsbury come to town.
First things first
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First up, the clash between Blackburn and Newcastle at Ewood Park. After a bright start to the season, Blackburn have slipped down the table to 15th in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English club football – they did however win their last league outing, a 2-1 win over promotion hopefuls West Brom.
Newcastle, by way of comparison, are struggling in the top flight. The Magpies are without win in their last five games across all competitions and sit just two points above the dreaded relegation zone – they are priced at 3.75 to fall through the trap door and back into the EFL Championship.
And while the betting is close, it is Blackburn who come in as slight favourites to make it to the fourth round. You can more than double your money by backing Blackburn to win inside 90 minutes at a price of 2.50, with Newcastle coming in slightly higher at 2.75 – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.30, according to Oddsshark.
You may also make a bet on who will qualify, with Blackburn at 1.80 and Newcastle at 1.95. A narrow, 1-0 win for the home side comes in at 7.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$37.50 pay out, while you could quadruple your money by backing a combo bet of a Blackburn win, coupled with a “No” to both teams scoring at 4.00.
Luton out to continue form against Sheffield Wednesday
Luton Town will be looking to keep their excellent recent run going when they host Sheffield Wednesday. Luton sit second in League One, above the likes of Sunderland and Charlton Athletic, and are unbeaten in their last 12 games across all competitions.
Wednesday, meanwhile, are hardly pulling up any trees in the EFL Championship and find themselves down in 16th place. The Owls have however gone five games unbeaten across all competitions, although their last three games have ended in a draw.
Again, the betting is close but it is the underdogs who come in as the slight favourites to progress. You can more than double your money by backing Luton to get the win inside 90 minutes, with Wednesday coming in t 2.87 to do the same – again, a draw comes in highest of all at 3.40.
And we are expecting the home side to just about sneak through. A 2-1 win for Luton is priced at 9.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$47.50 pay out, while you could double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.00.
Stoke must beat Shrewsbury
The final match on Tuesday sees two teams out of form lock horns. Stoke City welcome Shrewsbury Town to their home and they need a win after a dreadful run of form which has seen them slip down into the bottom half of the table.
Shrewsbury are hardly faring much better in League One (the third tier) and they occupy 16th place in their division. Following a 1-1 draw in front of their own fans, their task will be that much harder on the road.
And it is indeed Stoker who come in as the red hot favourites to make it to the fourth round. You can back the home side to progress at just 1.44, while Shrewsbury are out at 7.00 to record a shock win – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.33.
And Stoke should win this match with relative ease. A comprehensive, 3-0 victory for the home side is also priced at 9.50, while you could more than double your money by backing a combo bet of a Stoke win, coupled with a “No” to both teams scoring, at a price of 2.20.
FA Cup round 3 replays (after 90 minutes):
Tuesday, 15 January
(2.50) Blackburn Rovers x Newcastle United (2.75); draw (3.30)
(2.37) Luton Town x Sheffield Wednesday (2.87); draw (3.40)
(1.44) Stoke City x Shrewsbury Town (7.00); draw (4.33)
Wednesday, 16 January
(1.57) Southampton x Derby County (5.75); draw (4.00)