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Arsenal paired with Liverpool in FA Cup third round

Published on December 3, 2023
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Arsenal paired with Liverpool in FA Cup third round
  • League leaders Arsenal handed tough draw against Liverpool
  • Newcastle to travel to Sunderland for Tyne-Wear derby
  • Spurs to host Burnley, Toffees face trip to Palace

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup, traditionally one of the most exciting weekends on the English football calendar, has been made. Arsenal, currently leading the Premier League, are set to host Liverpool, who are in second place in the table,  in what promises to be one of the most anticipated fixtures. 

Check out’s top list of the best FA Cup betting sites in the UK.

Newcastle set to travel to Stadium of Light for Tyne-Wear derby

Additionally, a Tyne-Wear derby awaits as Sunderland are scheduled to face Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light. Holders Manchester City will entertain Huddersfield Town, while Manchester United will visit Wigan Athletic, Tottenham will host Burnley, and Everton will travel to Crystal Palace.

Taking place between January 5 and 8, the third round will showcase a clash between lower-ranked Ramsgate from the Isthmian League South East Division and high-flying Championship side Ipswich, provided Ramsgate triumphs over AFC Wimbledon in their second-round tie.

Maidstone, competing in the National League South, is set for a home tie against either Stevenage or Port Vale.

The FA Cup’s third round is renowned for producing memorable moments and unexpected upsets, and fans can eagerly anticipate some thrilling encounters during this stage of the competition.

Betting Implications

At the time of writing, Manchester City remain favourites to retain the trophy they won last season. At the time of writing, bet365 have City priced at 5/2 with Manchester United and Chelsea next at 9/1, due to both clubs getting favourable draws. Arsenal are at 10/1, followed by Newcastle at 11/1 with Liverpool at 12/1.

Bettors looking for value in the third round could look at Aston Villa’s trip to Middlesbrough. Michael Carrick’s side have impressed in the EFL cup already this season and Villa, who are showing themselves to be a very good side, have European fixtures to consider and may come into the fixture tired after the festive programme. Boro will also have a hectic league schedule to consider and how much emphasis they put on the FA Cup will depend on whether they make the semi-finals of the EFL cup and whether they are in the promotion mix by the time January comes round. Villa will definitely be favourites, but going double chance on the Boro might bring a good return should there be an upset.

FA Cup Third Round: Draw in full

Luton Town v Bolton Wanderers

Shrewsbury Town v Wrexham

Arsenal v Liverpool

Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion

Norwich City v Crewe/Bristol Rovers

West Ham v Bristol City

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

Fulham v Rotherham United

West Bromwich Albion v Aldershot/Stockport County

Southampton v Alfreton Town/Walsall

AFC Wimbledon/Ramsgate v Ipswich Town

Peterborough United v Leeds United

Millwall v Leicester City

Watford v Chesterfield

Sunderland v Newcastle United

Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City

Crystal Palace v Everton

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa

Nottingham Forest v Blackpool/Forest Green Rovers

Wigan Athletic v Manchester United

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town

Blackburn Rovers v Cambridge United

Gillingham v Sheffield United

Swansea City v Morecambe

Chelsea v Preston North End

QPR v Bournemouth

Coventry City v Oxford United

Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Plymouth Argyle v Sutton United

Maidstone United v Stevenage/Port Vale

Newport County/Barnet v Eastleigh

Hull City v Birmingham

Check out our top list of FA Cup betting sites when making your picks.

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Chris is a former athlete and a qualified PE teacher. He is a keen football fan, watching many matches at different levels throughout the season, and enjoys following many different sports. With betting and sports sites, he has a keen eye for detail and can to highlight positives and negatives for users. His experience in sport as a performer, teacher, writer and fan allows him to see things from many different perspectives. Editorial Promise