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FA Cup 4th round draw: Favourites City handed tough Tottenham trip

Published on January 9, 2024
Updated on January 15, 2024
Written by Chris

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FA Cup 4th round draw: Favourites City handed tough Tottenham trip
  • City travel to Spurs in pick of fourth round ties
  • Chelsea host Villa
  • Newcastle travel to Fulham, Blades host Brighton

In the upcoming fourth round of the FA Cup, some enticing fixtures await football fans and punters promising a mix of intense clashes and potential upsets. bring you an overview of the key matchups.

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Spurs host City, Villa travel to Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur are set to host the defending champions, Manchester City, in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has proved to be a difficult ground for Pep Guardiola, with Spurs managing to triumph in all of their five previous home matches against City.

Another intriguing all-Premier League clash will unfold at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea will face off against high-flying Aston Villa. 

Having secured a victory against Wigan Athletic, Manchester United’s next challenge is an away fixture against either League Two’s Newport County or National League side Eastleigh. The Red Devils are keen to make their mark in the competition.

Maidstone United, the lowest-ranked club remaining in the cup, will test their mettle against Ipswich from the Championship. Maidstone caused a stir by defeating League One’s Stevenage in the previous round.

The fourth round also features other all-Premier League ties, including Fulham hosting Newcastle United and Brighton travelling to face Sheffield United. Additionally, West Ham United and Nottingham Forest could set up a clash, while Luton awaits the winner between Crystal Palace and Everton.

Should Wolves emerge victorious in their third-round replay against Brentford, they will face local rivals West Brom, who are eyeing promotion from the Championship.

The matchup between Bristol Rovers (League One) or Norwich (Championship) and Liverpool adds an extra layer of anticipation, as both teams vie for a coveted spot in the next round.

Scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, 27 January, the FA Cup fourth-round fixtures promise plenty of excitement and potential for surprises as teams from various tiers of English football compete for advancement.

FA Cup fourth round draw

Watford v Southampton

Blackburn Rovers v Wrexham

Bournemouth v Swansea City

West Brom v Brentford or Wolves

West Ham or Bristol City v Nottingham Forest or Blackpool

Leicester City v Hull City or Birmingham City

Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City

Chelsea v Aston Villa

Ipswich Town v Maidstone United

Liverpool v Norwich City or Bristol Rovers

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Leeds United v Plymouth Argyle

Crystal Palace or Everton v Luton Town or Bolton Wanderers

Newport County or Eastleigh v Manchester United

Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Fulham v Newcastle United

FA Cup Betting

Manchester City are the bookies favourites to win the FA Cup, despite a difficult trip to Spurs on the horizon. At the time of writing, City are 3/1 with bet365, ahead of Liverpool, 4/1, Manchester United, 8/1, with Newcastle, Spurs and Chelsea at 10/1. Bettors need to look at the fourth round draw and weigh up whether there are value in any of the odds for the leading teams, given the different levels of challenge provided by the draw.

There is also a chance of bettors to go through the door to spot any potential upsets, where for instance a more fancied team may find it necessary to rest players.

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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