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Wolves the safe bet to edge past Doncaster in FA Cup

| 18.01.2011

Wolves can take advantage of Doncaster’s dismal record against top-flight opposition in the FA Cup to seal their passage to the fourth round of the competition.

Match Odds

Mick McCarthy’s team produced a decent performance to draw away to Doncaster in their initial FA Cup third round tie and should arguably have an easier time of it in the replay in front of their own fans.

Therefore, the 8/11 offered in the FA Cup betting odds that Wolves beat Doncaster to move into a fourth round encounter with either Cardiff or Stoke is worth backing.

Furthermore, 1985 was the last year that Doncaster eliminated a team from the top division out of the tournament, while they have only won one of their last 14 matches in the competition against a team from a higher league.

However, Doncaster should not be ruled out entirely as Wolves have triumphed in just one of their last six home matches in the FA Cup.

Doncaster are 4/1 to win in 90 minutes and 9/4 to spring a small surprise and qualify by any means for the fourth round.

Correct Score

All three times Wolves have faced Doncaster at Molineux in the past the game has been won by a margin of a single goal and there is no reason to suggest that things will be any different this season.

The fact that Doncaster have failed to score in five of their seven games against Wolves and lost on five occasions means that the hosts should edge it.

Perhaps the best bet in the correct scoreline market is the 6/1 that Wolves win 1-0, while McCarthy has confirmed that Kevin Doyle will start in attack and he is 4/1 to score the opening goal.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Wolves beating Doncaster 1-0 and Doyle scoring the only goal would return £500. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.