FA Cup – Third round team news

Sat, Jan 5, 2013, 00:00

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).

Odds Leicester 1-4 Draw 9-2 Burton 11-1

Blackburn v Bristol City

Ewood Park, Today, 3pm

David Dunn, Mauro Formica, Fabio Nunes, goalkeeper Paul Robinson and Gael Givet are missing for Rovers but Simon Vukcevic is back. Neil Danns has returned to parent club Leicester and loanee Stephen McManus is not allowed to play. Stephen Pearson is missing through injury.

Odds Blackburn 7-10 Draw 13-5 Bristol City 4-1

Southend v Brentford

Roots Hall, Today, 3pm

Southend will be without midfielder Tamika Mkandawire, who has returned to parent club Millwall. Watford loanee Rob Kiernan has gone back to Wigan, but loanees Marcello Trotta, Jake Bidwell and Tom Adeyemi are all available to play.

Odds Southend 2-1 Draw 11-5 Brentford 11-8

QPR v West Brom

Loftus Road, Today, 3pm

QPR striker DJ Campbell has returned from Ipswich and will feature today but Samba Diakite has left for the African Nations. West Brom boss Steve Clarke confirmed Jonas Olsson, Steven Reid, Goran Popov and Claudio Yacob are again ruled out.

Odds QPR 6-4 Draw 23-10 West Brom 7-4

Barnsley v Burnley

Oakwell, Today, 3pm

Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Marlon Harewood are both pushing for recalls to the Barnsley starting line-up, while Jonathan Greening and Marcus Tudgay have returned to parent club Nottm Forest. For Burnley, top scorer Charlie Austin is absent with a hamstring strain.

Odds Barnsley 17-10 Draw 11-5 Burnley 13-8

Nottm Forest v Oldham

City Ground, Today, 3pm

David McGoldrick and Jonathan Greening are back at Forest after loan spells at Coventry and Barnsley respectively but Matt Derbyshire is ineligible. Oldham will be without James Wesolowski and Cristian Montano, but Robbie Simpson returns.

Odds Nottm Forest 8-13 Draw 11-4 Oldham 9-2

Luton v Wolves

Kenilworth Road, Today, 3pm

Simon Ainge and Scott Neilson are cup-tied for Luton. Wolves’ Bakary Sako, Tongo Doumbia and Bjorn Sigurdarson are doubts, while winger Slawomir Peszko (knee) is close to making his return after three months out.

Odds Luton 13-5 Draw 9-4 Wolves 11-10

Man City v Watford

Etihad Stadium, Today, 3pm

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (hamstring) and Mario Balotelli (virus)will miss out. Samir Nasri is suspended, while Yaya and Kolo Toure are on international duty. Fitz Hall will miss the trip, while Manuel Almunia and Almen Abdi are both doubts.

Odds: Man City 1-7 Draw 7-1 Watford 14-1

Leeds v Birmingham

Elland Road, Today, 3pm

Aidy White is back from suspension for Leeds but they will be without Jerome Thomas, whose loan spell from West Brom is over. Peter Lovenkrands, Nikola Zigic, Papa Bouba Diop, Darren Ambrose and Hayden Mullins are all absent for Birmingham.

Odds Leeds 11-10 Draw 23-10 Birmingham 5-2

Peterborough v Norwich

London Road, Today, 3pm

In-form striker Dwight Gayle is cup-tied for Peterborough and Lee Tomlin is suspended, while Gaby Zakuani has left for the African Nations. Declan Rudd will be in goal, while Norwich are without the injured Grant Holt, Steve Morison and Steven Whittaker.

Odds Peterborough 5-2 Draw 23-10 Norwich 11-10

Crystal Palace v Stoke

Selhurst Park, Today, 3pm

Damien Delaney returns for Palace following a three-match ban and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi has left for the African Nations. Stoke boss Tony Pulis will make changes, which could include a first start in the clubs colours for Michael Owen.

Odds Crystal Palace 19-10 Draw 23-10 Stoke 7-5

Oxford v Sheff Utd

Kassam Stadium, Today, 3pm

Oxford’s Jake Forster-Caskey, Lee Cox and Daniel Boateng have returned to parent clubs Brighton, Swindon and Arsenal respectively, while striker James Constable is suspended. Jamie Murphy could make his Blades debut after his move from Motherwell.

Odds Oxford 12-5 Draw 11-5 Sheffield Utd 6-5

Cheltenham v Everton

Whaddon Road, Monday, 8pm, ESPN

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates has a slight injury concern over midfielder Darren Carter. Everton manager David Moyes will try to freshen up his side. Kevin Mirallas and Séamus Coleman (both hamstring) are still out, as are Tony Hibbert and Darron Gibson.

Odds Cheltenham 8-1 Draw 7-2 Everton 4-11

Aldershot v Rotherham

Recreation Ground, Today, 3pm

Ben Herd returns to skipper Aldershot after being suspended for their last three games. Rotherham could hand a debut to on-loan Liverpool striker Adam Morgan, who will battle for a place up front with Alex Revell, Daniel Nardiello and Kayode Odejayi.

Odds Aldershot 9-4 Draw 5-2 Rotherham 23-20

Fulham v Blackpool

Craven Cottage, 3pm, Today

Mladen Petric, Damien Duff and Mahamadou Diarra, Mark Schwarzer , Stephen Kelly (knee) and John Arne Riise (shin) are all missing for Fulham. Blackpool’s Tom Ince and Alex Baptiste may be rested as they could be on the move in the transfer window.

Odds Fulham 7-10 Draw 13-5 Blackpool 4-1

Charlton v Huddersfield

The Valley, Today, 3pm

Leon Cort and Lawrie Wilson are the latest additions to Charlton’s casualty list, while striker Danny Haynes is out with a hamstring problem. Jermaine Beckford is expected to return for Huddersfield, while James Vaughan, on loan from Norwich, has also been cleared to feature.

Odds Charlton 11-10 Draw 23-10 Huddersfield 5-2

Mansfield v Liverpool

Field Mill, Tomorrow, 4 pm, ESPN

Ritchie Sutton is available for Mansfield following suspension, while Jake Speight is expected to be restored to the starting XI. Luis Suarez looks like getting a rest, while Jose Enrique has been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring problem .

Odds Mansfield 11-1 Draw 9-2 Liverpool 1-4

West Ham v Man Utd

Upton Park, Today, 5.15pm, UTV

West Ham expect to have Joe Cole available after his free transfer from Liverpool, while Kevin Nolan and James Collins are back from one-match bans but Joey O’Brien is a doubt. Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic are set to bolster United’s defence.

Odds West Ham 4-1 Draw 11-4 Man Utd 4-6

Middlesbro’ v Hastings

Riverside Stadium, Today, 3pm

Middlesbrough will be without no fewer than 13 senior players, including Jonathan Woodgate and Scott McDonald. Hastings player-manager Sean Ray has a near full squad to choose from, but there is a concern over goalkeeper Matt Armstrong-Ford.

Odds Middlesbrough 1-8 Draw 8-1 Hastings 16-1

Southampton v Chelsea

St Mary’s, Today, 3pm

Southampton captain Adam Lallana is unavailable with a knee injury, although Gaston Ramirez is available . Demba Ba is poised to make his Chelsea debut, replacing Fernando Torres up front. John Terry (knee) and Petr Cech (groin) remain out.

Odds Southampton 4-1 Draw 11-4 Chelsea 4-6

Bolton v Sunderland

Reebok Stadium, Today, 3pm

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman has no fresh injury worries, but Jacob Butterfield has returned to Norwich at the end of his loan spell. For Sunderland, John O’Shea, Lee Cattermole and Wes Brown remain sidelined while Ji Dong-won has joined Augsburg on loan for the rest of the season.

Odds Bolton 17-10 Draw 11-5 Sunderland 13-8

Swansea v Arsenal

Liberty Stadium, Tomorrow, 1.30pm, ESPN

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has a fully-fit squad to select from but may opt to make changes ahead of the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday. For Arsenal, Abou Diaby and defender Andre Santos are back in training.

Odds Swansea 11-5 Draw 23-10 Arsenal 5-4

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