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.

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Chelsea v Man City

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  • Chelsea have won their last ten Premier League home matches
Expert verdict
Manchester City have failed to convince in the early stages of 2015 and their faltering title challenge could sustain another blow with a defeat at Chelsea. City's recent defeats to Middlesbrough and Arsenal highlighted shortcomings in defence and midfield which should be ruthlessly exposed by the Premier League leaders.

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