Best of the rest previewed for FA Cup fourth round
It’s FA Cup fourth round time as Coral bring you all of the best odds for the rest of the Saturday matches, featuring two all Premier League ties.
Chelsea v Bradford
Jose Mourinho may have a chance to rest some of his first-team regulars, though West Yorkshire outfit Bradford won’t make it easy for them at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are odds-on at 1/8 with Coral to win in 90 minutes, with top scorer Diego Costa available at 9/4 to break the deadlock and he could be crucial against what is expected to be a physical Bantams defence.
Jon Stead netted in the demolition of Millwall in the last round, and is 7/1 to net anytime, while James Hanson, who opened the scoring, is also 7/1 in the same market.
Man City v Middlesbrough
Manuel Pellegrini will be looking for a response, following his side’s defeat to Arsenal at home last time, though struggled to beat Boro’s fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the previous round at the Etihad. They are odds-on at 3/10 for victory, with James Milner, who bagged a brace to inspire a comeback, 5/1 to net first.
Their visitors are flying high in England’s second tier, one point off top spot. Belgian striker Jelle Vossen, who dispatched in the last round against Barnsley, is 5/1 to do so in the anytime market.
Tottenham v Leicester
It hasn’t been a bad season for Spurs, who are challenging for fourth spot in the Premier League and at least 90 minutes away from appearing in the final of the Capital One Cup. They are odds-on at 4/6 to beat struggling Leicester, and top scorer Harry Kane is 7/2 to break the deadlock.
The relegation-threatened Foxes may view this game as an unnecessary distraction, though did well to beat Newcastle United in the last round. Striker Leonardo Ulloa scored the solitary goal, and is 2/1 to dispatch anytime.
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Three players, Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte and Jason Puncheon will face former clubs in this other all-Premier League affair. The Saints are odds-on at 8/13 to beat the Eagles, who are still unbeaten under new boss Alan Pardew after three wins, including a 4-0 victory over Dover in the last round.
New signing Eljero Elia has netted two in as many matches since joining Southampton earlier this month, and is 5/1 to score first, while Dwight Gayle, who has discovered his form under new Palace boss Pardew, is 9/4 to net anytime.