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 Den Haag

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Ajax have kept clean sheets in all three of their Eredivisie games
Expert verdict
Ajax have made a solid start and have won their first three league matches without conceding a goal. Arkadiusz Milik has been in great form and they should find a way to break down Den Haag, who have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season.

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