Super Monday FA Cup Multi
We've gone for a pair of upsets with this $28* monster double!
Bristol City v Wolves – Monday 12:00 AM
We only have three FA Cup matches on Sunday, and I genuinely do believe it’ll be a special weekend of upsets – this FA Cup double, while bold, might be worth a gander…
Bristol City, who are on an incredible nine-match winning streak, are my favourites to beat Wolves at Ashton Gate, particularly when they’re as long as $4.75 to progress. The Robins won’t have forgotten last season’s dramatic League Cup victory over Manchester United in a hurry, and they are one of those sides who always raise their game in these huge matches.
Even against Manchester City in the League Cup semis last year, Lee Johnson’s men were nothing short of exceptional, and were desperately unlucky to go out; considering the form they are in, 15/4 is an amazing price.
There’s little doubt that Wolves – who have won four of their last six – are going to fancy their chances in this one, but they scraped through the last round against League One Shrewsbury by the skin of their teeth in a replay. If they perform against City like they did in both legs against Shrewsbury, they’ll lose; it’s an outcome I can see happening, which is why I’m backing a home win.
Doncaster v Crystal Palace – Monday 03:00 AM
Now then, I’m backing Doncaster to beat Crystal Palace at The Keepmoat, which is priced at a tasty $6.
Of course, there’s no doubt Palace are fairly big favourites for this. Roy Hodgson’s men are unbeaten in four matches, but with that threat of Premier League relegation still very much a spectre at the feast, this fixture is still a sideshow for Palace in the grand scheme of things.
But, the reason why I’m cheekily backing Donny (apart from the price) is their recent form, particularly at home. Grant McCann’s side are unbeaten in 10 at The Keepmoat – winning eight – and have only lost two of their last 18 in all competitions. This is the sort of momentum which allows lower-league sides to catch Premier League outfits cold, and at $6, this is very much worth putting in this longshot double.
Palace are no strangers to being dumped out of domestic competitions by sides situated below them in the football pyramid. The Eagles were humbled 4-1 by Bristol City in last season’s EFL Cup, and while their victory over Spurs last round was exceptional, the 1-0 win against Grimsby in the first round, courtesy of an 86th minute goal against a side who were playing with ten men since the second minute, shows there is indeed hope for Donny.
If you’re feeling dangerous on Sunday, why not have a punt on this $28 double?