Hastings odds-against to score on their big day

THERE'S plenty at stake on FA Cup third-round weekend with four non-league teams – Mansfield, Macclesfield,  Luton and Hastings – dreaming of progress and the potential trip to one of England’s big boys in the next round.

Ryman Premier outfit Hastings are 11-10 with Ladbrokes to score at Middlesbrough, while Blue Square Bet are 4-5 their three representatives all crash out.

Four all-Premier League ties mean a maximum of 16 teams can make it through to the next round and Paddy Power offer 33-1 about all of them progressing, while it’s 100-1 with bet365 for nine or fewer to qualify.

Match in Focus

19:45 We 28Sep BT3

Arsenal v Basel

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Arsenal have never failed to beat Swiss opposition
Expert verdict
Basel are running away with the Swiss League but they will find Arsenal a different proposition in this first ever meeting between the sides. However, although the Gunners should win, the Swiss are scoring at an average of around three goals per game and can give them a scare.

 

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