For the Premier League teams it’s the footballing equivalent to doing your tax returns, getting your boiler serviced or visiting the in laws. They’d rather have a mid-week rest and focus on jumping up the table. However the 3rd round replays do offer the likes of Lincoln and Sutton United, who are lucky enough to count Alan Pardew among their fans, this is a massive payday that could set the club up for the next couple of years.
The midweek action kicks off with six games tonight and three tomorrow, we’ve got a tasty 6/1 Tuesday treble to kick start your week.
Lincoln performed very well in the first leg and nearly caused an upset before a late Tom Lawrence equaliser saved the day for the tractor boys. Mick McCarthy’s men will be sure to take their opponents much more seriously this time round and look decent value at 5/4.
Both sides would have preferred if this was decided first time out but a victor never emerged and that means the Black Cats must venture over to Turf Moor.
Dyche and Moyes share the goal of keeping their side in the Premier League, a goal Dyche looks far more likely to achieve at this stage of the season. You would expect both managers to name a weakened side for this one and its Burnley’s strength in depth that gives them the edge here, at even money.
League One Wimbledon have been enjoying life in the 3rd tier and currently sit in 12th place, their form in recent games has been patchy however they are tough to beat at home.
The youngest club in the competition are unbeaten in their last five home games and will be motivated by the financial incentive of a juicy 4th round draw. The 8/15 favourites complete our Tuesday acca.