Merseyside derby in FA Cup third round

THE Merseyside derby was the highlight of the FA Cup third-round draw with Liverpool hosting Everton over the weekend of January 6.

Jurgen Klopp is still waiting for his first piece of silverware as the Reds boss and he has not always taken the FA Cup seriously, although a local clash with Everton should focus the minds of both teams either side of Stanley Park.

FA Cup favourites Manchester City host fellow Premier League outfit Burnley, while Manchester United are also at home with Derby the visitors to Old Trafford.

There are unlikely to be too many big-name casualties in the third round with Tottenham welcoming AFC Wimbledon to Wembley and Chelsea and Arsenal also drew lower-league opposition.

Chelsea head to Norwich and Arsenal are at Nottingham Forest. Some of the trickier ties for Premier League teams include West Ham at Shrewsbury, Swansea at Wolves and Stoke are away to Coventry.

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Vitoria Setubal v Sporting

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sporting have scored in their last 21 away league games
Expert verdict
Bas Dost goes in pursuit of a third hat-trick in as many league games and he’ll fancy his chances at Setubal, who boast the second leakiest defence in Portugal. Three draws have at least stopped the bleeding at the Estadio do Bonfim, though Sporting have won on their last three league visits to Setubal with an aggregate scoreline of 11-1

 

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