There are a number of FA Cup third round replays taking place tonight and tomorrow with a place in next weekend’s fourth round waiting for the winners.
Fulham v Norwich City
The two relegation-troubled Premier League sides meet again following a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road just over a week ago.
Fulham will be desperate to bounce back from Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Sunderland and defender Brede Hangeland could make his return after sitting out the last three months after undergoing surgery on his back.
Norwich currently sit one point and one place above tonight’s opponents but are without a win in seven in all competitions and The Canaries could rest a number of key players ahead of a crucial game at home to Hull on Saturday. Chris Hughton is likely to give playing time to fringe players such as David Fox and Luchiano Becchio.
The game is live on BT Sport 1 from 7:45pm.
Tuesday’s Other Matches
There are eight other third round replays taking place on Tuesday night. Here’s a summary of a few of the key matches:
2013 FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic must play again against League One side MK Dons following an entertaining 3-3 draw at the DW Stadium last time out.
Uwe Rosler’s Latics are unbeaten in seven in all competitions and I think they’ll have enough to come through this one, with Bet Victor providing the best odds of 33/20. The best value on Karl Robinson’s MK Dons is also provided by Bet 365 at 9/5.
Kidderminster Harriers are one of two non-league teams remaining in the competition and they travel to League One play-off contenders Peterborough United following a 0-0 draw at Aggborough.
The other Conference side remaining in the cup are Macclesfield Town but they must win a daunting replay at Sheffield Wednesday, who hit six past Leeds United on Saturday, if they are to progress.
League One promotion chasers Preston North End take on Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town in another third round replay following a 1-1 draw at Portman Road earlier in the month.
The long awaited third round match between Birmingham City and Bristol Rovers also finally takes place this evening. The hosts are considerable 13/20 favourites with Bet Victor whilst Bet 365 offer the best odds of 5/1 on a Rovers win.
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Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers (Wednesday)
The solitary game on Wednesday evening sees Premier league title chasers take on a plucky Blackburn Rovers side who snatched a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park at the beginning of the month.
Manuel Pellegrini claimed that the replay was not an issue and the game may give him the chance to field a number of his fringe players again.
Samir Nasri will defiantly not feature after being ruled out for two months with a knee injury in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Newcastle. Sergio Aguero returned to training last week following a hamstring this evening and could make an appearance on the bench.
Gary Bowyer’s Blackburn side are unbeaten so far in 2014 with six points from six in the Championship in the New Year.
The match is live on ITV 1 from 8:05pm.
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