English FA Cup 4th Round Replays: Best Bets – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:48 PM (England)
There are six FA Cup fourth round replays this week as more teams look to book their place in the last 16. Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester, Man City and Man Utd have all secured a spot in the fifth round. But who will be joining them?
Let’s check out the best bets for this week’s FA Cup fixtures.
Birmingham City vs. Coventry City – 2/4/20
Birmingham will be full of confidence after coming from behind to beat high-flying Nottingham Forest in their previous game. That victory took Blues’ unbeaten run to six games in all competitions moved them up to seventeenth in the Championship. Coventry also came from behind to win last time out and sit fifth in League One. The two teams played out a goalless draw in their previous meeting but I’m backing Birmingham to win this time around. Second-tier Blues shouldn’t have a problem getting past third-tier Coventry on Tuesday.
Pick: Birmingham City – 2.10
Liverpool vs. Shrewsbury Town – 2/4/20
Shrewsbury claimed a famous draw at New Meadow to force a replay against Liverpool at Anfield. However, the third-tier outfit have recorded back-to-back defeats since facing Liverpool and find themselves down in eighteenth place in the League One standings. Liverpool are 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League, so you’re probably wondering why the odds for the Liverpool win are so high. Well, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that he’ll rest his entire first-team for this game but I still think Liverpool’s youngsters are more than capable of getting the job done.
Pick: Liverpool to Win – 2.00
Oxford United vs. Newcastle United – 2/5/20
Oxford held Newcastle to a goalless draw when the two teams first met at the end of January. The Premier League side have been very inconsistent this season and have struggled to score goals on a regular basis. On the other hand, Oxford have only lost two of their last ten games in all competitions and come into this game sitting eighth in the League One table – nine points off top spot. Steve Bruce is likely to field a weakened team for the trip to the Kassam Stadium, while Oxford will be desperate to claim a top-flight scalp. I can see the home side upsetting the odds here.
Pick: Oxford United to Win – 3.50