It is FA Cup betting time this weekend, starting with Liverpool v Oldham betting on Friday night. Online bookmaker Paddy Power have a very nice treat for their customers, with their FA Cup Money Back Special promotion. The highlight of the Third Round of this year’s FA Cup, is, without question, Manchester City v Manchester United on Sunday, but there are some other tasty match ups looking down the fixture list over the weekend. The Manchester derby is the big highlight, especially after Man City crushed the Red Devils in the league at Old Trafford, and with Sir Alex Ferguson’s crew on a two match losing slide, will the blue side of the city be cheering again? One of the most fiercely contested matches should be Birmingham v Wolves, as the two Midlands rivals clash at St Andrews, with Championship side Birmingham fully expectant of causing an upset. This is a tough trip for struggling Premier League side Wolves, who won’t relish too much being thrown in a rough away match, and a local derby to boot. Arsenal v Leeds United sees an interesting clash, because as we know, Leeds are capable of causing an upset in the cup. Leeds’ form has dropped away a little bit in the Championship, but they won’t need a second initiation to be right up for a trip to London to face the Gunners. After a rocky start to the new season, Arsene Wenger has marvellously turned around the fortunes of Arsenal, largely thanks to Robin van Persie, it has to be said. This should be a great match, because Arsenal will know that Leeds will give them a very tough game, and it won’t be the type of game to rest too many first teamers from.
No Premier League team of course likes those tricky away matches at lower league opposition, but that is just what Aston Villa are faced with. Villa head to the west country in Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa betting. Rovers, a League Two side, are struggling at the wrong end of the table in that division, and haven’t won in their last eight league matches. Still, there is nothing like getting away from league pressures than taking on a top flight club on your home turf. So Aston Villa, who aren’t prolific goal scorers, will have a bit of a battle on their hands here in awkward conditions. Is there a big prospect of an upset here, or will the Villains be able to grind this one out. The stand out feature in these highlighted FA Cup betting matches, is that they are going to be very hotly contested. The derby matches always adds a little extra spice to things and the red card route is where Online Bookmaker Paddy Power have gone for their FA Cup Third Round Money Back special.
If a red card is shown in any of the aforementioned matches (Birmingham v Wolves, Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa, Man City v Man Utd, Arsenal v Leeds) then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles placed on that particular match. So there could be some very nice FA Cup betting insurance for you to take here. Will there be red in the Midlands derby? Will the Manchester derby produce red again, just as it did in the league fixture? Online bookmaker Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will generously match the value of your first bet on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50. That gives new customers a great bit of free betting cash to start their new Paddy Power accounts with.