FA Cup Accumulator Tips: Premier League trio offer intriguing value

Updated: 24/05/2022

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FA Cup third round day is a magical one for all concerned. For people of a certain age, FA Cup football was all that was shown on live TV and it still holds a certain lustre as the day when anyone can beat anyone.

That makes it ripe for betting as a weekend when anything can happen will produce some outlandish ACCAs (hit us up on Twitter @betbullcom with your craziest ACCA 👍)

Greg Lea’s giant killer picks have their own separate article (read it HERE) whereas this one focuses on three Saturday matches involving Premier League sides that are a shade easier predict. We start at Old Trafford.

Man Utd vs. Reading


Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s first match in charge of United in the FA Cup will be the 64th time in 65 FA Cup matches that the Red Devils have been televised and goals will be the order of the day.

Romelu Lukaku, fresh from a short layoff over the Xmas period, is in the love with the oldest cup competition in the world and has 12 goals in 16 appearances including five goals in six appearances in 2017/18. Lukaku Anytime Goalscorer @ 4/6 is decent ACCA material. Not the best, though.

Reading are second bottom in the Championship with new manager Jose Gomes’ teething problems manifesting themselves in a run of three defeats culminating in a 4–1 home defeat to Swansea and this…

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United saw over 3.5 goals in Solskjær’s opening three games and, whilst United over 2.5 goals @ 4/6 is tempting, backing the game to have over 3.5 goals @ Evens represents the best value around.

Bristol City vs. Huddersfield Town


Lee Johnson’s Bristol City accounted for four Premier League sides in last season’s League Cup and the Bristolian will be supremely confident of making Huddersfield a name to add to his list of top division cup scalps.

David Wagner’s team are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table after a run of seven losses and, when you take out a weird 2–0 win at Wolves, they have not won away this season. Scoring goals is a real issue and the Terriers have notched 13 times in 21 games. It makes Huddersfield under 0.5 goals @ 15/8 look very nice indeed.

Where Huddersfield can’t win, Bristol City are of the other persuasion entirely and are unbeaten in eight matches (four wins and four draws). City average a shade above one goal per game (1.23) and anyone looking for a risk could do worse than back Bristol City to Win and under 2.5 goals @ 7/2.

When you can back Bristol City to Win @ 11/8, it seems churlish to go any further.

Derby County vs. Southampton


Another side with a genuine chance of an upset is Frank Lampard’s Derby County. The Rams accounted for Manchester United in the League Cup third round before running Lamps’ former side Chelsea very close at the next stage.

Lampard has taken Derby into the Championship playoff spots to start 2019 and that’s despite a torrid run of just one win from the last five games. The caveat is that all five opponents were in the top half and three sit in the top six. If we were being unkind, Southampton aren’t too far off that very same level.

After a decent start, Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has overseen three games without a win and the new boss has managed just a single clean sheet. For one leg of an accumulator, Derby County over 0.5 goals @ 2/7 isn’t half bad.

Goals is where we will stay because it represents the best bet without going for an outright on either team. Derby’s last four matches have all shown a big tick in the BTTS column and the same goes for four out of Southampton’s last five. Back Both Teams to Score @ 8/11.

Recommended Accumulator Summary

Back over 3.5 goals in Man Utd vs. Reading @ Evens

Back Bristol City @ 11/8

Back both teams to score in Derby vs. Southampton @ 8/11

Total ACCA odds: 6.7/1

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