Football tips: Our sweet 11/2 Daily Double for Sunday’s FA Cup ties

Sunday promises more drama in the famous old cup and our trader Graham Byrne has a tidy twosome for you.


14:30 Brentford v Leicester: Leicester to win

We’ve got another clash of the divisions in the FA Cup at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon as third in the Premier League faces third in the Championship. it’s another tricky puzzle to solve for punters as both managers have indicated that they will be rotating players.

Brentford are enjoying a purple patch in the league, they are riding a 16-game unbeaten run in the Championship and the Bees sit just two points off an automatic promotion berth. Leicester, meanwhile, have also been going well in the league and sit just two points behind the leaders.

Brendan Rodgers

Sunday 14:30 – Brentford v Leicester
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Both teams will be without their main strikers. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is having hip surgery and will miss a few weeks. On the flip side, Brentford’s top marksman Ivan Toney is suspended for this contest.

The Foxes have the deeper squad here and I expect Brendan Rodgers to put enough quality out on the pitch to overcome Thomas Frank’s men. Leicester have the second-best away form in the Premier League and will look for Kelechi Iheanacho to knock out the Bees for the second year in a row in this tournament.

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Sunday 17:00 – Manchester United v Liverpool

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    17:00 Manchester United v Liverpool: Draw

    The BBC cameras are at Old Trafford for the tie of the round, as old foes Manchester United and Liverpool clash again. These two met last week in a dour, scoreless encounter and this promises to serve up something similar.

    The Red Devils are the form team in the Premier League and sit top of the pile, six points ahead of Liverpool. Home boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt his team were the better last week and he will be hopeful of getting one over their bitter rivals, who suffered a shock home defeat to Burnley during the week.

    That brought Liverpool’s long unbeaten home run to an end in the league and manager Jurgen Klopp is at a loss to explain their alarming slide in form. But, these derby games are games where the form book goes out the window. The team news will of course be crucial, but I’d expect both teams to field strong sides and another tight encounter is in store. With that in mind, the draw looks the value bet here.

    FA Cup tips summary:

    14:30 Brentford v Leicester: Leicester to win
    17:00 Manchester United v Liverpool: Draw

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