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FA Cup tips: Best fourth-round bets for Saturday

25 Jan | BY Henry Hardwicke | MIN READ TIME |
FA Cup tips: Best fourth-round bets for Saturday

Henry Hardwicke's tips for Saturday's cup clashes include victories for three Premier League sides.

The FA Cup takes centre stage this weekend and there are a number of interesting fourth-round ties taking place on Saturday. 

National League South side Maidstone travel to Ipswich while Championship leaders Leicester host Birmingham.

There are three all-Premier League ties on Saturday as Everton entertain Luton, Brighton head to Yorkshire to take on Sheffield United and Fulham welcome Newcastle to Craven Cottage.

We have three tips for Saturday’s cup encounters, with the treble paying out at over 4/1.

Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round selections

Newcastle to beat Fulham @ 5/4
Brighton to beat Sheffield United @ 4/7
Everton to beat Luton @ 19/40

Fulham v Newcastle (19.00)

Newcastle have won only two of their last eight matches but they have been hit hard by injuries and Magpies boss Eddie Howe will have welcomed the winter break with open arms.

Newcastle were excellent in a 3-2 home defeat to Manchester City in their last outing, when the champions snatched victory at the death, and the Magpies have had ample time to ready themselves for their FA Cup assignment at Fulham. 

The Cottagers, meanwhile, were involved in an intense League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool on Wednesday night and they don’t possess the deepest squad, meaning boss Marco Silva has limited opportunity to rotate against the Toon.

At 5/4, Newcastle look a good bet to progress to the fifth round. 

Everton v Luton (15:00)

Luton needed a replay to get past League One side Bolton in the third round of the FA Cup.

Rob Edwards’ Hatters have been battling hard in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League recently but they may come up short in a fourth-round tie at Everton. 

The Toffees have lost only four of their last 16 matches and will have a vociferous Goodison crowd behind them on Saturday. 

Sean Dyche’s men hosts look worth relying on to take their place in round five.

Sheffield United v Brighton (15:00)

Brighton were excellent in the first half of their Premier League clash with Wolves on Monday night and the Seagulls can make their class count against Sheffield United. 

Roberto De Zerbi’s men amassed 71 per cent possession against Wolves and, although they failed to turn that control into goals, the 0-0 draw does mean that the Seagulls have lost only two of their last 17 matches. 

Sheffield United, meanwhile, have failed to win nine of their last 11 matches and the Blades look to be heading for an FA Cup exit at Bramall Lane.