10th Jan 2021 | FA Cup
FA Cup Outright Tip: Burnley e/w
They needed pens to progress yesterday but that just keeps them under the radar. Dyche's men need some kind draws but can upset anyone on their day anyway.
If you want a plucky outsider tip for the FA Cup outright, then Burnley are safely into Round 4 but still available at best odds of 80/1 with PaddyPower.
We point out every year that the each-way market (½ odds paid out if your team loses in the final) provides an opportunity. While the big guns have a good habit of lifting the trophy, the showpiece occasion has seen plenty of underdogs in recent years: Watford, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Hull have been there since Wigan Athletic famously won in 2013.
Burnley are in that mould and I single them out as the other teams in that price bracket are likely to be pre-occupied with either relegation battles or promotion tussles later in the season.
The Clarets are starting to move clear of the bottom three after a good run (W3 D2 L1) and I expect them to look pretty safe even if they are still in the FA Cup at the business end. That would allow Sean Dyche to have a proper crack at unlikely silverware.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:30 10th Jan, 2021 but subject to change