FA Cup Betting Odds & Predictions – Third Round

Odds & predictions from the third round of the FA Cup

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The third round of the 2020-21 Emirates FA Cup will take place over the course of the weekend. We have several mouth-watering ties to look forward to from the best domestic cup competition in the world, including Friday night’s all-Premier League affair between Aston Villa and Liverpool. Check out our betting tips and predictions.

FA Cup Third Round: Best Betting Football Tips

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: FA Cup Betting Tip

Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Liverpool lock horns in the third round of the FA Cup at Villa Park on Friday night. The English champions will be out for revenge after suffering a staggering 7-2 loss to the Villans in league action just a few months back.

Aston Villa have had an excellent season so far, winning eight of their opening 15 Premier League games. Dean Smith’s men are just seven points behind league leaders Liverpool with two games in hand. The Villans reached the EFL Cup final last year; can they go far in the FA Cup this term?

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1642 GMT, Thursday 7 January)


Liverpool have bigger fish to fry in terms of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League, but Jurgen Klopp will want to see a reaction from his players after their league loss at Southampton on Monday night. Also, they will be out for revenge after their humiliating defeat at Villa Park back in early October.

Even though Villa have had a fine season up until now, Smith’s boys have struggled at home at times. We fancy Liverpool to edge a thriller at Villa Park. Check out the solid price of 13/8 for the away win and both teams to score.

Aston Villa 15/2
Draw 4/1
Liverpool 3/10
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/8 odds taken 1650 GMT, Thursday 7 January


Arsenal vs. Newcastle United Palace: Best FA Cup Betting Predictions

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United square off at the Emirates Stadium in FA Cup action on Saturday evening. The Gunners, who are the FA Cup holders, will be looking for a comfortable win against their Premier League counterparts.

After a woeful run of five losses and two draws from seven Premier League matches, Arsenal have hit back with three vital victories on the spin. Over the last couple of weeks, the London side have seen off Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion.

Newcastle head to the Emirates without a win in six league and cup games. The Magpies have had another mediocre campaign in the top tier, sitting in 15th place after 16 games played. United would love a run in the FA Cup, but they could fall at the first hurdle.

Arsenal have finally got their act together with a string of wins. After three consecutive Premier League successes, we fancy Arteta’s men to secure another victory this weekend. There is good value in Arsenal to win -1 at 6/5.

Arsenal 1/2
Draw 18/5
Newcastle United 21/4
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 1700 GMT, Thursday 7 January


Crawley Town vs. Leeds United: FA Cup Betting Odds & Predictions

John Yems’ Crawley Town of EFL League Two welcome Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United to Broadfield Stadium in third round FA Cup action on Sunday. Can the Reds, who are sixth in the fourth tier, cause a huge cup upset on their own patch?

Crawley are in very good form ahead of this prestigious FA Cup matchup against Leeds. Since a 2-1 home league loss to Grimsby on November 24th, the Red Devils have won five and drawn four of their following nine league and cup matches.

Before last Saturday’s 3-0 loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Bielsa’s boys had secured back-to-back league wins over Burnley and West Bromwich Albion. They ran riot at The Hawthorns, leaving with a big 5-0 victory.

Yems’ Crawley will no doubt enjoy the occasion, but Leeds should ease past the League Two side. Back United to be winning at half time and full time at 22/25.

Crawley Town 8/1
Draw 17/4
Leeds United 7/20
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 22/25 odds taken 1707 GMT, Thursday 7 January


Marine vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Best FA Cup Third Round Betting Tips

On Sunday evening, two sides at different ends of the English footballing pyramid lock horns at Rossett Park in Crosby, as Neil Young’s Marine welcome Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur to Merseyside. The bookies are offering 60/1 for the home win.

Marine currently ply their trade in the Northern Premier League. On their way to the third round of the FA Cup, the Mariners have beaten Nantwich, Chester, Colchester United and Havant & Waterlooville.

Tottenham reached the final of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 home win over Brentford in midweek. Spurs will be looking to win a trophy this season, and the Londoners should cruise into the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend.

Tottenham have won 17 times across all competitions this season, with nine of those coming with clean sheets. You can get 1/3 for Mourinho’s men to win to nil in Merseyside at the weekend.

Marine 60/1
Draw 28/1
Tottenham Hotspur 1/100
* Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1/3 odds taken 1713 GMT, Thursday 7 January