Wolves Tipped To Win The FA Cup For The First Time Since 1960
The dynamics of Manchester City’s season changed with the win against Liverpool in the Premier League last night. Defeat would have left them 10 points off the pace but the win means City are just four points adrift of Liverpool at the top of the table. The FA Cup is now less important and gives an opportunity for another top flight team to win the biggest Cup competition in the world.
Historically the winners of the FA Cup in the Premier League era have been one of the elite clubs and the runners-up are from the second tier of the top flight. Despite some upsets in the early rounds the cream rises to the top. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can take Manchester United all the way but at the relatives odds WOLVES are tipped to win the Cup at 40/1 with bet365.
The nature of English football and the crowded fixture list is shown by the fact that the night after the biggest match in the season to date the third round of the FA Cup throws up a classic David and Goliath tie. Tranmere are 74 places below Tottenham in the pyramid but play the top division big boys at Prenton Park. In theory the Premier League club’s second string could get the job done tonight.
In the last two rounds Tranmere have drawn the initial matches at home and won the tie in replays on the road. If that run continues they draw with Tottenham tonight and beat them at Wembley the week after next. That’s taking the romance of the Cup too far and Tottenham have only dropped points in two of their 12 away league matches in 2018/19. Tranmere have scored in 12 of their last 13 matches so BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE is feasible and that outcome is 5/4 with Ladbrokes.
The Most Progressive Horse In The Race Is SUNSPRITE
Kempton stages a fast track qualifier for the All-Weather Championships over six furlongs at 4.20 today. The winner earns a place in the final of the sprint division on Good Friday at Lingfield Park. On ratings the top weight Charming Kid is the most likely winner but form comparison is not an exact science. The most progressive horse in the race is SUNSPRITE and the tip at 9/2 with Betfair.