FA Cup – Third round team news
A look ahead to this weekend's matches in the English FA Cup
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Villa Park, Today, 3pm
Darren Bent, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Charles NZogbia could return but Ashley Westwood is out for Villa. Ipswich’s leading scorer, DJ Campbell, has returned to QPR so Michael Chopra will come in. Loanees Stephen Henderson and Bradley Orr are not allowed play.
Odds Aston Villa 1-1 Draw 12-5 Ipswich 11-4
Tottenham v Coventry
White Hart Lane, Today, 3.pm
Left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto looks set to make his first Tottenham appearance in four months and Scott Parker his first start of the season as Spurs look to rotate their squad. Coventry will be without leading scorer David McGoldrick after his loan ended.
Odds Tottenham 1-5 Draw 5-1 Coventry 14-1
Macclesfield v Cardiff
Moss Rose, Today, 3pm
Ryan Jackson is suspended for the home side, while striker Matthew Barnes-Homer is a major doubt. Cardiff could rest their entire first-choice XI, with Stephen McPhail, who has not featured since the first day of the season, possibly returning.
Odds: Macclesfield 11-2 Draw 3-1 Cardiff 8-15
Crawley v Reading
Broadfield Stadium, Today, 3pm
New Crawley striker Lateef Elford-Alliyu could be involved following his move from Bury but defenders Claude Davis (knee) and Kyle McFadzean (virus) remain absent. For Reading, Jason Roberts has recovered from a hip problem, while Nicky Shorey has overcome a virus.
Odds Crawley 9-5 Draw 23-10 Reading 6-4
Sheff Wed v MK Dons
Hillsborough, Today, 3pm
Wednesday will be without the suspended midfielder Jeremy Helan, while goalkeeper Stephen Bywater is also hoping to return in place of Chris Kirkland. Forward Dean Bowditch (groin) looks set to join MK Dons’ long list of absentees.
Odds Sheffield Wednesday 11-10 Draw 23-10 MK Dons 5-2
Derby v Tranmere
Pride Park, Today, 3pm
Derby will check on the fitness of Craig Bryson , Gareth Roberts and Jamie Ward . Tranmere’s captain James Wallace is still out, while Cole Stockton hopes to start instead of top scorer Jake Cassidy who has returned to Wolves after his loan spell finished.
Odds Derby 3-4 Draw 13-5 Tranmere 19-5
Brighton v Newcastle
Falmer Stadium, 12.30pm, UTV
Brighton’s Will Buckley and Bruno are likely to be unavailable, while Vicente is still not fit. Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote has left for the African Nations, while Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye, Ryan Taylor, Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Dan Gosling and Haris Vuckic are all out.
Odds Brighton 19-10 Draw 23-10 Newcastle 7-5
Hull v Leyton Orient
KC Stadium, Today, 3pm
Hull right back Ahmed Elmohamady is unlikely to return, while Steve Bruce may be tempted to rest Sone Aluko and Robert Koren. Alex Bruce and Paul McShane are pushing for recalls. Orient will check on top scorer Kevin Lisbie (shoulder).
Odds Hull 4-9 Draw 3-1 Leyton Orient 7-1
Wigan v Bournemouth
DW Stadium, Today, 3.00pm
Roger Espinoza and Angelo Henriquez are both expected to make their Wigan debuts, while Roberto Martinez is expected to make a number of changes.Bournemouth’s Mark Molesley, Josh Wakefield and Wes Thomas have returned from loan spells.
Odds Wigan 17-10 Draw 5-2 Bournemouth 16-5
Millwall v Preston
The Den, Today, 3pm
Danny Shittu and Adam Smith are available for Millwall but Andy Keogh (broken toe) look set to miss out again along with skipper Paul Robinson (pelvis). Bailey Wright could join fellow defenders Paul Huntington, Scott Laird and Keith Keane on the sidelines for Preston.
Odds Millwall 7-10 Draw 13-5 Preston 4-1
Leicester v Burton
King Power Stadium, Today, 3pm
Leicester winger Ben Marshall is nursing a knock, while the on-loan Jesse Lingard has returned to Manchester United but fellow Old Trafford youngster Michael Keane has extended his loan stay. Burton could be without defender Anthony O’Connor (hamstring).