Some Dreams Could Still be Alive Tonight
It’s a day of trials for the Festival at Cheltenham and 11 ties in the fourth round of the FA Cup. By close of play some dreams will have been shattered and some will live on for bigger days in the future. For Everton it could be the former scenario as they have a tough match at Millwall in the Cup. The home side have to pick from a small squad but their Premier League opponents are not in good shape and the manager is under pressure to get a result. Everton have lost all but one of their last five road trips and that could become five from six because MILLWALL are fancied to win the tie in 90 minutes and that outcome is 7/2 with Paddy Power.
The first tie of the day is Accrington’s home match against Frank Lampard’s Derby. The decision to appoint the rookie but well connected former player is paying dividends for the Rams. However, this tie could be a task too far for a side still in contention for the Championship playoffs. Derby are more effective going forward than at the back and Accrington have a great recent home record in the FA Cup. Lampard could rotate his squad which makes ACCRINGTON the bet at 19/5 with Coral to win the tie in normal time.
AFC Wimbledon welcome West Ham for the third televised match of the day on the back of being the lowest scorers in League One. Conversely to Derby the hosts are a side with more issues up front than in defence and a strong West Ham side should get the job done. The manager did not send out the second string in the third round win over Birmingham and something similar is expected today. Wimbledon are bottom of League One and WEST HAM should have enough quality to win the by more than one goal, a result that can be backed at Evens with Paddy Power.
Away from Cheltenham the Class 1 listed handicap chase over three miles at Doncaster (3.15) is a lucrative and decent race. Dingo Dollar ticks most of the boxes and On Tour has the form and ratings to prevail, especially with the jockey’s five pounds claim. The blot on the handicap could be ART MAURESQUE based on higher level racing form and the horse looks overpriced at 10/1 with Coral.