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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Alanyaspor v Besiktas

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Alanyaspor have conceded 34 goals this season
Expert verdict
Besiktas are looking good in defence of their Turkish title and they should make their class tell away to Alanyaspor. The hosts struggle against the better teams and were hammered 5-0 at home by leaders Istanbul Buyuksehir. They also lost 5-1 at Galatasaray and were stuffed 4-1 in the reverse fixture against Besiktas.

 

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