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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Hoffenheim v Stuttgart

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Stuttgart have taken one point from a possible 24 away from home this season
Expert verdict
Hoffenheim were beaten 2-0 at Hannover last weekend but their previous home game was an impressive 4-0 win over RB Leipzig and another victory looks likely against poor travellers Stuttgart. Leaders Bayern Munich and high-flying Schalke have also lost at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena and Stuttgart could be facing an eighth road defeat.

 

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