It’s FA Cup weekend again in England with a number of matches that have the potential to throw up a surprise. Many people were beginning to think that the magic of the worlds oldest club competition had dissipated with the money now being spent by the big boys up in the EPL. But this year has seen the return of the giant killing with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea making early exits.
So where do we think would be the best place to throw your free $250 bet courtesy of Sportsbet?
Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool
I know I know I tipped against Liverpool in the last round when they faced a tough tie against Bolton. The reds scraped through that one but may find it a little more difficult against a resurgent Crystal Palace side. Brendan Rodgers men have been on a decent run of form themselves but will head in this match without a number of key players. Steven Gerrard, Lucas and the latest Liverpool teenage sensation Jordan Ibe are all definitely out while Raheem Sterling will have a late fitness test on his injured foot. Add those outs to the fact there is a real back log of fixtures for the Liverpool at the moment and you can’t help thinking that this will be one game too far. Get your freebet on Crystal Palace at $3.60.
Bradford Vs Sunderland
Bradford City disposed of EPL leaders Chelsea in the last round and on their day can be fluent and inventive in attack. On the other hand Sunderland have been battling in a relegation dog fight that has seen them get smashed by 8-0 by Southampton along the way. The Black Cats will be hoping that former England international Jermaine Defoe will be able to help them become more of a threat in the attacking third but for me it is their back line that they should be worried about. They have tried their best to tighten up since being embarrassed by The Saints but if can get at them early there is always the chance that they will crumble under the pressure.