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FA Cup betting tips: Yeovil on the hunt for cup upset

| 28.11.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s games

It is the FA Cup second round this weekend and the remaining clubs know they are potentially just one game away from a showpiece tie in the famous third round as we pick out some FA Cup betting tips.  

We’ve had a look through the odds for the pick of Saturday’s ties.  

Buxton v Morecambe 

We start at The Silverlands where non-league Buxton host League One’s Morecambe in the televised early kick-off.

The seventh-tier club are the lowest ranked team left in the competition and will be hoping the magic of the cup inspires them to a giant-killing success to put them in the hat for the next round.

Currently fourth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the hosts are 6/1 for an upset, with the Shrimps the heavy favourites at 4/9. 

Although languishing towards the bottom of League One, Stephen Robinson will be delighted with the draw they have been handed here and you can get 31/20 for Morecambe to win to nil, with it 2/5 for them to score the first goal of the game.  

It is 7/2 for the hosts to hold on for a draw and force a replay at the Mazuma Stadium.  

Yeovil v Stevenage 

The second televised game on Saturday sees League Two Stevenage chalked up as 29/20 favourites for their trip to National League Yeovil.  

The hosts are available at 15/8, with the draw priced at 12/5 in FA Cup betting tips.  

Although sitting in 10th in the National League, Yeovil are only eight points off top spot and will fancy their chances of an upset which would extend their eight-game unbeaten run.  

5-0 winners over Yate in round one, it is 7/5 for the Glovers to score more than one goal, while a repeat of their first-round exploits and a Yeovil win combined with over 4.5 goals is 12/1.  

Stevenage are battling for survival in the EFL and are just three points above the dreaded League Two drop zone.  

Paul Tisdale has been brought in to steady the ship and it would be no surprise if Boro take plenty of encouragement from their extra-time victory over MK Dons in round one. 

Both sides will be looking to avoid a replay so both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win is a tempting proposition at 6/4.

Ipswich v Barrow 

League One’s Ipswich are 4/9 to get the better of League Two strugglers Barrow in this Portman Road contest.  

This is the first meeting between these two sides and the visitors are an 11/2 chance to make the third round for the first time since 2017.  

The Tractor Boys are League One’s highest scoring side with 36 goals to their name, but it is their defence that sees them languishing in mid-table.  

Barrow will be hoping to take advantage of that leaky back line and could force a Holker Street replay with the draw priced at 17/5.  

It is 8/11 for both teams to score, with over 3.5 available at 6/4 in FA Cup betting tips. 

If the hosts are to prevail, then 0ver 3.5 goals, Ipswich to win and both teams to score makes some appeal at 3/1 as a #YourCall special.

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All odds and markets correct at date of publication

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Simon Milham