FA Cup Stats (4th-7th Jan 19)

After the busy festive period in the league the focus switches to the FA Cup third round this weekend with the English top-flight sides entering the competition for the first time.

We’ve two all-Premier League clashes too as Bournemouth host Brighton, while Liverpool travel to Wolves.

The games are spread over Friday through to Monday so plenty to get stuck into to take away those January blues.

As always we’ve got the best of the games covered from a head-to-head angle, plus our best betting option on each match based on the stats – So, let’s get cracking!

Friday 4th January 2019

Third Round

Tranmere Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur 19:45

– Met 8 times before, Spurs 6, Draws 2, Tranmere 0
– Last met, 2002 (FA Cup), Spurs 4-0 Tranmere
– Spurs have won their 3 games vs Tranmere 4-0
– The last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 GOALS
– 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads at Tranmere ended in DRAWS
– Tranmere are unbeaten in their last 7 home games (all comps)
– 4 of Tranmere’s last 5 home games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Spurs are unbeaten in their last 5 away games (all comps)
– All of Spurs’ last 4 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

Saturday 5th January 2019

Third Round

Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion 12:30

– Already played this season (Prem League), Bournemouth 2-0 Brighton
– Met once in the FA Cup (1993), Bournemouth 4-2 Brighton
– 4 of the last 9 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
– 3 of the last 5 league head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 5 league head-to-heads
– The last 5 head-to-heads at Bournemouth went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads at Bournemouth
– Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last 10 vs Brighton
– Bournemouth have scored in their last 11 vs Brighton
– 3 of the last 9 league head-to-heads ended 1-1
– Bournemouth have lost just 1 of their last 11 home league games vs Brighton

BEST BET: DRAW

 

Burnley v Barnsley 12:30

– Last met (2014), Barnsley 0-1 Burnley
– Played once in the FA Cup (2013), Barnsley 1-0 Burnley
– Burnley have won the last 2 head-to-heads 1-0
– The last 7 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Burnley have lost just 1 of their last 6 vs Barnsley
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads
– Barnsley are unbeaten in their last 5 games
– 5 of Barnsley’s last 6 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS

 

Manchester United v Reading 12:30

– Last met (2017), FA Cup, Man Utd 4-0 Reading
– Met 14 times in the FA Cup, Man Utd 8, Draws 5, Reading 1
– Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) scored twice in the last head-to-head
– Man Utd have won their last 5 vs Reading
– Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 15 vs Reading
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads
– Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 7 home games (all comps)
– Man Utd’s last 8 games all went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Reading have not won in their last 10 games

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

West Ham United v Birmingham City 12:30

– Last met (2012, Championship), West Ham 3-3 Birmingham
– Met 3 times in the FA Cup, West Ham 2, Draws 0, Birmingham 1
– The last two head-to-heads both ended in draws
– Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads
– Birmingham are unbeaten in their last 4 vs West Ham
– Birmingham have drawn their last 2 games
– Birmingham are unbeaten in their last 5 games
– Birmingham’s last 3 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest 15:00

– Last met (2017, EFL Cup), Chelsea 5-1 Nottm Forest
– Met 4 times in the FA Cup, Chelsea 3, Draw 1, Nottm Forest 0
– Chelsea have won their last 5 vs Nottm Forest
– Nottm Forest have scored just 1 goal in their last 3 vs Chelsea
– 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

Derby County v Southampton 15:00

– Last met (2012, Champ), Southampton 4-0 Derby
– Met 4 times in the FA Cup, Southampton 0, Draws 0, Derby 3
– 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads ended 1-1
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Southampton are unbeaten in their last 5 vs Derby
– Southampton are unbeaten in their last 5 away games at Derby
– 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads played at Derby ended in draws
– Derby have lost just 1 of their last 7 games
– 3 of Derby’s last 5 games ended in draws

BEST BET: DRAW

 

Everton v Lincoln City 15:00

– Met 6 times before, Everton 3, Draws 2, Lincoln 1
– Never met in the FA Cup before
– Last met (1993, League Cup), Everton 4-2 Lincoln
– Everton have won 3 of their last 4 vs Lincoln
– 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in the last 4 head-to-heads
– Lincoln have lost just 1 of their last 13 games
– Both teams scored in Lincolns last 5 games
– 4 of Lincoln’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

Blackpool v Arsenal 17:30

– Last met, (2018, League Cup), Arsenal 2-1 Blackpool
– Met 4 times in the FA Cup, Arsenal 1, Draws 1, Blackpool 2
– Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 9 games vs Blackpool
– The last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
– Both teams scored in 5 of Arsenal’s last 6 games
– Blackpool have not won in their last 4 games

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Bristol City v Huddersfield Town 17:30

– Last met (2017, Championship), Bristol C 4-0 Huddersfield
– Met twice in the FA Cup before, Huddersfield 1, Draw 0, Bristol C 1
– The last 5 head-to-heads all went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Bristol C have won their last 2 home games vs Huddersfield 4-0
– The last 3 head-to-heads at Bristol C went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Bristol C are 8 games unbeaten
– 6 of Bristol C’s last 7 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: BRISTOL CITY/DRAW ‘DOUBLE CHANCE’

 

Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town

– Last met (2003, League One), Grimsby 1-4 C Palace
– Met in the FA Cup once (1908), Palace 0, Draws 0, Grimsby 1
– 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams didn’t score in the last 4 head-to-heads at C Palace
– Grimsby have won 4 of their last 5 games
– Grimsby have won their last 2 away games
– 4 of Grimsby’s last 6 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS

 

Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers

– Last met (2017, Championship), Blackburn 1-0 Newcastle
– Met 11 times in the FA Cup, Newcastle 6, Draws 3, Blackburn 2
– Blackburn have won their last two games vs Newcastle 1-0
– The last 3 head-to-heads all went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 3 head-to-heads
– Blackburn have won just 1 of their last 6 games
– 4 of Blackburn’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS ‘NOT’ TO SCORE

 

Sunday 6th January 2019

Third Round

Manchester City v Rotherham United 14:00

– Last met (2002, League One), Rotherham 1-1 Man City
– Met twice in the FA Cup, Man City, 1, Draw 1, Rotherham 0
– Man City are 10 games unbeaten vs Rotherham
– Man City have NEVER lost to Rotherham (10 games)
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– Rotherham have won just 1 of their last 10 games
– Rotherham have drawn 10 of their last 17 games

BEST BET: MAN CITY WIN ‘TO NIL’

 

Monday 7th January 2019

Third Round

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool 19:45

– Already played this season (Prem), Wolves 0-2 Liverpool
– Met 6 times in the FA Cup, Wolves 4, Draws 0, Liverpool 2
– Wolves have NOT scored in their last 4 home games vs Liverpool
– Liverpool have won their last 3 away games at Wolves ‘to nil’
– 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 7 of the last 9 head-to-heads

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS ‘NOT’ TO SCORE