The teams higher in the pyramid than their opponents have won the four FA Cup ties played in the last 16 so far. There are three fixtures today and two ties involve Premier League teams playing clubs lower down the hierarchy away from home. Swansea host Brentford in the other match which brings together two teams from the bottom half of the Championship. The home team are three places and four points better off than their opponents but have played one more game. Home advantage can be key and SWANSEA are fancied to win the match at 8/5 with Paddy Power.
There were only seven Premier League teams in the fifth round which is lower than average but the three that have already played have progressed to the quarter-finals. Manchester United visit Chelsea on Monday which means another team from the top division will qualify for the last eight. With Wembley getting closer the bigger outfits are focusing more on the Cup. Wolves (at Bristol City) and Crystal Palace (at Doncaster Rovers) are potential winners so should play strong teams. The DOUBLE for both Premier League teams to win in 90 minutes is 9/4 with Coral.
Sunday racing was introduced in Britain to share the decent racing over two days of the weekend. However, the reality is that yesterday there was full of grade races and there is nothing better than Class 3 contests at Huntingdon and Market Rasen today. In Ireland many of the major races take place on Sunday and Navan stages two grade 2 races this afternoon. Blow By Blow looks a big price in the novice chase at 3.25pm but the nap runs in the conditions hurdle over two miles and five furlongs at 2.20pm. On form and ratings BACHASSON is the horse to back at 13/8 with Paddy Power.