£5 FA Cup acca pays £199
We pick out the best multiple for Saturday
Punters have another thrilling Saturday of football ahead, headlined by the fourth round of the FA Cup. It presents us with a perfect opportunity to put together an acca for big returns and we go through the eight selections below. Prices and returns are correct at the time of writing.
Liverpool beat Wolves
Liverpool’s miserable run continued in midweek when eliminated from the EFL Cup Semi-Finals at the hands of Southampton. Their Premier League form isn’t too much better, meaning they simply must deliver at home vs Wolves. The pressure is on Liverpool, but I expect Klopp’s boys to meet it head on. They don’t have any option. The Reds start us off at 2/7.
Burnley beat Bristol City
Burnley are holding their own in the Premier League and they now welcome a Championship opponent to Turf Moor who have lost each of their last eight matches in-a-row. The Robins are facing relegation to League One and, in their current mood, must be opposed. Burnley at a decent 4/6 with Coral.
Chelsea beat Brentford
The top-flight leaders can’t be overlooked when hosting Brentford at Stamford Bridge. We won’t see Conte’s strongest side, not even close to it, but The Blues have a gifted squad and the fringe players coming in will want to pull their weight. It makes perfect sense to have the home win and the 2/11 will help boost up our returns.
Brighton beat Lincoln
The Seagulls take a break from chasing the Championship title to put a run together in the FA Cup. Brighton have lost just one of their last 10 league starts and meet an opponent who come in from the Non-League. Lincoln are top of the National League, but it’s all about levels, and Brighton should be too good at a very generous 3/4.
Middlesbrough beat Accrington
These sides have only met once before, on League Cup duty back in August 2013, and, surprisingly, Accrington were the winners on that occasion courtesy of a 2-1 away day. Impressive, but I don’t expect history to repeat itself here. Boro have struggled in the big league but they’ll enjoy a weekend off from their troubles. They have the players to get through at 4/11.
Blackburn beat Blackpool
The Seasiders are an easy side to oppose at the minute and enter this winless in their last four in League Two. Blackburn are no great shakes themselves but do ply their trade two levels above and were seen beating pre-season favourites Newcastle recently. At Ewood Park Coral’s 4/5 is massive.
Newcastle beat Oxford
The Magpies haven’t played Oxford since 1993, back in division one, but a lot has changed since then and even if Newcastle give a few of their regulars the afternoon off, they’re more than up to the job. Oxford may be playing Championship football next season, but they probably won’t, and their FA Cup dreams should die here at 3/4. That’s great value!
Arsenal beat Southampton
Lastly, The Gunners to beat Southampton. The Saints knocked Liverpool out of the League Cup in midweek, and will take some shifting here. It’s worth remembering that Claude Puel’s boys have lost four of their last five in the league, so we can’t get carried away. This may be Arsenal’s only hope of silverware this season. They are given a chance at 11/10, which seems worthwhile.