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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Chievo v Genoa

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Chievo have won just one of their last seven league fixtures
Expert verdict
Genoa have been finding it tough on their travels – losing their last three Serie A away fixtures – but can pick up a point against Chievo in Verona. Confidence will be sky-high in the Genoa camp after the 3-1 win at home to Juventus but they will have to be respectful of mid-table Chievo, who are only a point below them.

 

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