9th Jan 2021 | FA Cup

Depleted Wednesday Still Have Hope

Coronavirus is a huge variable when making FA Cup predictions but the likelihood of an upset has probably been overstated here.

The FA Cup 3rd Round always throws up some interestings odds and Covid has added another wildcard into the question. The latter is how Sheffield Wednesday have wound up at 7/2 underdogs at Exeter City, with Boylesports.

The thing is we don’t really know how bad the virus outbreak has been at Wednesday and that price looks like a speculative over-reaction. Yes, caretaker boss Neil Thompson won’t be there as he self-isolates, but adversity can go either way.

If even a handful of first team players are available for the Owls then the ‘underdogs’ will be a number of in-form Championship players against a mediocre League 2 outfit who recently lost 2-1 to Harrogate at home.

1pt Wednesday to win 7/2 with Boylesports
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:31 9th Jan, 2021 but subject to change