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

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Ajax v Man Utd

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Ajax have kept two clean sheets in their last 12 matches
Expert verdict
Jose Mourinho has gambled Manchester United's season on winning the Europa League and he can be rewarded with a victory over Ajax in Stockholm. United's extra quality and big-game experience may be a vital against a youthful Ajax team who will always give opponents chances, while outside of Amsterdam the Dutch outfit have lost at Copenhagen, Schalke and Lyon in the Europa League knockout phase.

 

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