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

20:05 Th 23Feb BT2

Tottenham v Gent

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Spurs have scored at least three goals on 11 occasions this season
Expert verdict
Tottenham lost 1-0 last week in Belgium after a lacklustre display so they must win to go through to the next round. A strong line-up should see Mauricio Pochettino’s side click like they did in their 3-0 against Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday and the same scoreline could be the bet at Wembley.

 

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