Our FA Cup Tips for the Weekend - 05/02/22

Everton vs Brentford: Everton and over 2.5 goals

One of the three all-Premier League clashes sees Everton and Brentford lock horns at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The tie will see new Everton boss Frank Lampard lead his Toffees side for the first time, looking to fire them into the fifth round. Lampard will be looking to change fortunes at the Merseyside club, who have lost their last two games – against Norwich and Aston Villa. The Chelsea legend will have plenty of attacking talent at his disposal, especially with the likes of Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli making the move in the January window.

Brentford also had a busy deadline day, bringing in Christian Eriksen on a deal until the end of the season and whilst we will have to wait and see if the Dane will make his debut for his new club, Thomas Frank will still have a strong side to choose from. The Bees are themselves in a bad run of form, losing their last four games in a row.

We can see this one being a high-scoring affair between two sides looking to return to winning ways.

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Wolves v Norwich: Wolves to win to nil

Another all-Premier League tie sees Norwich travel to Molineux to take on Wolves.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage has got his side firing and bang in-form, unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, winning five of which and looking to make it five on the bounce.

The Canaries have also been on a decent run, winning their last two in a row. That could be about to end though, against a Wolves side that have four clean sheets in their last six games.

Wolves enjoy playing Norwich, winning three of their last five against them, with Norwich failing to score in three of those. We can see that run continuing this weekend.

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Spurs v Brighton: Harry Kane to score first

The final tie between two Premier League clubs sees Tottenham Hotspur welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

Spurs had a mixture of fortunes in January, with three wins and three defeats last month - all three losses being at the hands of Chelsea. Antonio Conte’s side will be hopeful of beating a Brighton side that haven’t beaten Spurs away from home in their last seven attempts in all competitions.

Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in his last 11 FA Cup appearances, including in the last round to see off Morecambe. We fancy him to keep that run going against a Brighton side that have drew each of their last three games with a 1-1 scoreline.

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Cambridge to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 vs Luton @ 5/2

One of the lowest-ranked sides still left in the competition is in action on Saturday as League One Cambridge entertain Luton Town at the Abbey Stadium.

Cambridge pulled off the shock of the round last time out in the competition, knocking out Premier League Newcastle with a win at St James’ Park. The U’s lost their last game in the league against Bolton Wanderers but will have the home crowd behind them as they look to cause another upset.

Championship Luton are ninth in the second tier, with a win away to Swansea in their last fixture. The magic of the FA Cup means an upset is always on the cards though, and after dispatching Premier League opposition in the last round, we can see Cambridge striking again.

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CAMBRIDGE TO WIN 1-0, 2-0 OR 2-1 VS LUTON @ 4/1

QPR v Peterborough: QPR to win and over 2.5 goals

An all-Championship affair on Saturday sees Peterborough and QPR go head-to-head at the Weston Homes Stadium.

The hosts are struggling in the league, with four defeats in their last five, including the home defeat last weekend to Sheffield United. The Posh are two points adrift of safety in the Championship bottom three and, whilst the FA Cup is a distraction, they look like they could struggle once more against one of the in-form Championship sides.

QPR come into the game unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, sitting in fourth spot in the Championship. This weekend also sees a chance for QPR striker Charlie Austin to continue his goalscoring form against Peterborough, with six goals in seven matches in all competitions against the Posh.

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