The Potential FA Cup Upsets to Watch This Weekend - 08/01/22

James Budgen

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Kidderminster are the lowest-ranked team remaining in the FA Cup, currently sitting 5th in the National League North and four divisions and 79 places below their opponents Reading. Kidderminster have beaten National League sides Grimsby Town and Halifax Town to reach the third round already.

After being deducted six points, Reading are placed 21st in the Championship and have only won twice in their last 11 matches. Kidderminster haven’t played since December 18th, however, where their 12-game unbeaten run came to an end. With the time off, Kidderminster could come into this game fresh and have enough energy to bring high physical intensity in the game to close the skill gap between the sides.

Don't rule them out so easily on home soil.

The Potential FA Cup Upsets to Watch This Weekend

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KIDDERMINSTER TO WIN 1-0, 2-0 OR 2-1 @ 11/2

Charlton Athletic vs Norwich City

After a decent first couple of games under Dean Smith, Norwich have reverted back to type recently, losing their last five games, conceding 14 goals, and not scoring once in this period.

Whilst the Canaries were excellent again in the Championship last season, under Smith, they play more for counter-attacks, which is less desirable to beat teams like Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup.

With Norwich undergoing a system change, it could be the perfect situation in which Charlton could come in and produce an upset. Whilst sitting 13th in League One, Charlton have only lost three times in their last 11 games and it could give them the confidence here against the worst side in the Premier League today.

Potential FA Cup Upsets

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CHARLTON TO BEAT NORWICH 2-0 @ 20/1

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

A London derby between clubs from different divisions comes next in a ground that always produces an incredible atmosphere and, especially with the atmosphere their fans create in these FA Cup fixtures.

Millwall have done relatively well in the Championship this season for their own standards, as they are currently 11th in the second tier and have only conceded 27 goals in 24 games, showing it could be hard for Crystal Palace to find an opening in the game.

Palace also aren’t in the best form and are about as topsy-turvy as it gets from a side in the Premier League right now. They've only won twice in the last nine games which came against the out-of-form sides, Norwich City and Everton, which could potentially set them up for Millwall to cause them problems, especially with it being on him turf.

Potential FA Cup Upsets to Watch

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JED WALLACE TO SCORE FIRST AND EITHER MILLWALL TO WIN 2-0 OR MILLWALL TO WIN 2-1 @ 50/1

Hull City v Everton

Everton’s struggles have been well documented this season, with the mood at the club souring after a bad connection from board level down to the fans, and with this going on, Championship side Hull will see it as the perfect opportunity to cause an upset.

Everton have won once in their last 12 matches, and whilst Hull are not the best team in the Championship by any means (currently 19th), they have nothing to lose with the game. Moreover, with this time being at home for them, the atmosphere has the potential to be enough to lift them throughout the game and potentially cause the upset over an Everton side in absolute tatters.

Potential FA Cup Upsets

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JOSH MAGENNIS TO SCORE AND WIN FOR HULL @ 11/2

Barrow vs Barnsley

In Barrow's fourth game of their FA Cup run already, they will be looking to produce another upset by knocking out Championship side Barnsley. The League Two side have beaten Banbury United and League One side Ipswich Town in a replay to enter the third round and it proved their capabilities of beating the bigger sides.

Barnsley are enduring a difficult season once again. They made it to the Championship playoffs last season, but now sit 23rd in the Championship and are only above Derby County by the sheer fact they've had an insane amount of deducted points this season.

With Barnsley only winning once in their last 22 matches, Barrow will have confidence they can beat a side two divisions above them. If they can take it to them, the League Two side can cause an upset here.

FA Cup Upsets

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BARROW TO WIN 1-0, 2-0 OR 2-1 @ 15/2


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