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King of Stats: all of the numbers for the FA Cup fourth round

| 26.01.2013

All of the big guns may have avoided each other in the FA Cup fourth round, but that does not mean that there are not profitable prices to take advantage of.

The King of Stats may be able to help identify some of these and secure some profit.

7 – The number of FA Cup home games Stoke have won in their last nine, with draws coming in the other two. Meanwhile, Man City are unbeaten in seven games against Stoke in all competitions. It is 5/2 that they draw for the fifth time in six meetings at the Britannia.

1983 – This is the last occasion that Aldershot won an away game with opposition from a higher division, which does not bode well as they travel to a Middlesbrough team that have triumphed in five of their last six at the Riverside. Boro are 1/3 to beat Aldershot.

3 – Leeds have been knocked out of the FA Cup by opposition from North London in each of the last three seasons, with Tottenham starting this run thanks to three Jermain Defoe goals in 2010. Defoe to score in a Spurs win this time is 6/4.

10 – Aston Villa may have had their trouble with Bradford in the Capital One Cup, but they are much better at dealing with lower-league opposition in the FA Cup. They have progressed through their last 10 FA Cup clashes with non-Premier League clubs. It is 15/8 that they reach round five with a win at Millwall.

1 – In the last two seasons, only one Premier League team has exited the FA Cup in the fourth round to lower league opponents, in comparison to seven teams in the three previous campaigns. Reading are one team at risk this season, but should be backed at 8/13 to win at home to Sheffield United.

7 – Jermaine Beckford simply loves the FA Cup with seven goals in his last five appearances. The bad news for Huddersfield is that he is ineligible to play against Leicester because of the rules of his loan deal. This is a big blow for Huddersfield and boosts the chances of a Leicester success at 4/5.

15 – Leeds have played 20 games in all competitions at Elland Road this season and scored the opening goal on 15 of these occasions, including when hosting Premier League opposition in Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. Spurs are the next visitors to Leeds, with the hosts 9/5 to open the scoring.

4 – All of the last four meetings between Hull and Barnsley have been won by the team that have been playing at home. Hull are 4/6 to continue this record.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



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.