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Doncaster, Mansfield, Rochdale, Blades in tasty 10/3 FA Cup acca

| 18.11.2014

As the international break draws to a close, what can fill the midweek void before the Premier League returns, we hear punters cry. Just the small matter of the world’s oldest knockout football competition!

Coral can offer outstandingly enhanced odds of 10/3 for Doncaster Rovers, Mansfield Town, Rochdale and Sheffield United all to win their FA Cup first round matches in 90 minutes. Some of these matches are replays, while others fell victim to the weather when originally scheduled.

Each are individual odds-on favourites to come through their ties. Paul Dickov’s Rovers are away at Weston-Super-Mare, while the Stags tackle Concord Rangers, Dale do battle with Northampton Town and the Blades host Crewe Alexandra.

As the four featured sides in this acca are facing lesser opposition, it looks an awesome bet. If you need any more convincing, read on to discover individual reasons why these northern Football League clubs can ensure punters are quids in.

Weston-Super-Mare v Doncaster
Dickov’s Donny are odds-on 2/5 favourites to dispatch their hosts without resorting to extra time. Rovers can count on forward Nathan Tyson, once of Nottingham Forest and Derby County, to give them away day delight here, having netted three times in his last four outings on the road.

Mansfield v Concord
Like Doncaster’s game, this original first round tie fell foul of a waterlogged pitch, but the Stags are odds-on 2/5 favourites to win in 90 minutes. As Mansfield hail from two divisions above Rangers, they will find that gulf too great to bridge and Concord will crash.

Rochdale v Northampton
Dale did the double over the Cobblers en route to promotion from League One last term, so they know they have the beating of them. That explains why Keith Hill’s club are odds-on at 4/7 to win this replay without resorting to extra time. Ian Henderson’s sending off in the original tie is unfortunate, but striker Matt Done has as many goals as his partner this term and is even-money to net anytime.

Sheffield United v Crewe
The Blades have already beaten Alex in League One this term and, as the visitors prop up the table alongside Yeovil Town, Nigel Clough’s team are odds-on 4/9 favourites for victory here in 90 minutes. Striker Chris Porter was prolific in the FA Cup last season for the Steel City side, and is 5/4 to net anytime here.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.