All punters need to know about the FA Cup fourth round draw
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | January 11, 2016
With Monday night’s FA Cup fourth round draw, Coral football experts give punters the lowdown on all you need to know. This took place during The One Show on BBC1 at around 19:15 GMT.
There will be 10 third round replays taking place the midweek after next on Tuesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 20th.
Prior to the fourth round draw, Manchester City were 5/1 outright favourites to lift the trophy, ahead of holders Arsenal and Chelsea (both 11/2), but the pair have now shortened to the same price, and Manchester United (7/1 from 6/1).
Speaking of the Red Devils, they face a trip to Championship promotion contenders Derby County. Fellow Premier League heavyweights Arsenal are at home to Burnley, and Chelsea travel to either Norhtampton Town or MK Dons.
Impressive performances by Exeter City and Wycombe Wanderers to earn replays at Premier League grounds Anfield and Villa Park were among the standout displays during round three.
Should these lower league sides get through, then their reward will be respective home ties with West Ham United and Man City.
Crystal Palace v Stoke City is the only confirmed all-Premier League tie of the FA Cup fourth round tie, with Alan Pardew’s Eagles already eliminating top-flight opposition in Southampton.
Colchester United will host either Tottenham or Leicester City, while Oxford United, who knocked out Swansea City, are to play the winner of Newport County v Blackburn Rovers – an original third round tie that to be postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
Conference club Eastleigh are the only non-league side left in the draw, and thus the lowest ranked opposition. They face a replay at Championship basement team Bolton Wanderers. Leeds United will travel to the winners in round four.
FA Cup fourth round draw in full
West Brom or Bristol City (2) v Peterborough (8)
Eastleigh or Bolton (22) v Leeds (27)
Arsenal (10) v Burnley (30)
Derby County (4) v Manchester United (19)
Huddersfield or Reading (29) v Walsall (17)
Exeter or Liverpool (5) v West Ham (3)
Wycombe or Aston Villa (14) v Manchester City (31)
Shrewsbury (28) v Sheffield Wednesday (15)
Nottingham Forest (23) v Watford (1)
Carlisle or Yeovil (24) v Everton (20)
Crystal Palace (21) v Stoke City (26)
Oxford United (16) v Newport or Blackburn (11)
Ipswich or Portsmouth (12) v Bournemouth (13)
Colchester (7) v Tottenham or Leicester (6)
Bury or Bradford (18) v Hull (32)
Northampton or MK Dons (9) v Chelsea (25)
All fourth round ties to be played between Friday, January 29th and Monday, February 1st. Should teams win at this stage, there is £90k in prize money as a reward.
FA Cup third round replays
Tuesday, January 19th
Bristol City v West Brom, 19:45
MK Dons v Northampton, 19:45
Portsmouth v Ipswich, 19:45
Aston Villa v Wycombe, 19:45
Bradford v Bury, 19:45
Yeovil v Carlisle, 19:45
Leicester v Tottenham, 19:45
Bolton v Eastleigh, 20:00
Reading v Huddersfield, 20:00
Wednesday, January 20th
Liverpool v Exeter, 20:00
FA Cup fourth round draw numbers
2 West Brom or Bristol City
3 West Ham
4 Derby County
5 Exeter or Liverpool
6 Tottenham or Leicester
9 Northampton or MK Dons
11 Newport or Blackburn
12 Ipswich or Portsmouth
14 Wycombe or Aston Villa
15 Sheffield Wednesday
16 Oxford United
18 Bury or Bradford
19 Manchester United
21 Crystal Palace
22 Eastleigh or Bolton
23 Nottingham Forest
24 Carlisle or Yeovil
26 Stoke City
27 Leeds United
28 Shrewsbury Town
29 Huddersfield or Reading
31 Manchester City