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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Odu Trencin v Hull

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Key stats
  • Trencin have kept just three clean sheets in their last 17 matches
Expert verdict
Hull begin their first European adventure with a trip to Slovakia and it is one from which they should be able to claim their first victory. Steve Bruce looks to have moved well in the transfer market and the signings of attacking duo Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince should give his increasingly dangerous team an extra dimension.

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