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FA Cup third round shockometer: Who is more likely to crash out to lower league opposition? Vote now!

Vote in our interactive FA Cup Shockometer
Vote in our interactive FA Cup Shockometer

The third round of the FA Cup has produced some surprise results over the years and this year it should be no different.

All the ties take place across the weekend, with plenty of banana skin fixtures for Premier League clubs.

Some could be distracted by their league campaigns, be it a title chase, top-four battle or relegation scrap - and their underdog opponents will not need a second invitation.

Last season we saw Sky Bet League One outfit Wigan beat Bournemouth after a replay, top-flight strugglers Stoke lost to Coventry and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal suffered a shock defeat at Nottingham Forest (below).

Ben Brereton and Nottingham Forest celebrate
Ben Brereton and Nottingham Forest celebrate during their 4-2 win over Arsenal last season

Who will it be this time around?

Current Premier League bottom three Huddersfield, Fulham and Southampton face Bristol City, Oldham and Derby respectively and could take their eye off the ball with league survival a priority.


Double chance four-fold?

Backing the following to win or draw their FA Cup fixture against a Premier League team produces odds of 6.89/1 with Sky Bet...

  • Barnsley (v Burnley), Bristol City (v Huddersfield), Blackburn (v Newcastle) and Derby (v Southampton)

We have taken a look at all of the Premier League teams facing lower league opposition - and we want your opinion here on who will fall at the first FA Cup hurdle.

A betting preview for Saturday and Sunday's action will follow on SportingLife.com in due course. In the meantime, vote below with who you think is more likely to suffer a shock defeat this weekend...

Click the image below to check out Tom Carnduff's FA Cup outright betting preview...

Our best bets for the 2018/19 FA Cup
Our best bets for the 2018/19 FA Cup

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Most Read Football

Gareth Bale: The Welshman has not integrated at Real Madrid, according to a team-mate1

Bale snubbed team-mates - Courtois

Thibaut Courtois has criticised Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale for not adapting to the Spanish way of life.

Our best bets for Chelsea v Manchester United2

Entertainment expected at the Bridge

The headline act of the FA Cup weekend comes on Monday night as Chelsea take on Manchester United. Tom Carnduff looks at the betting.

A review of the weekend's best sporting moments from the best images3

Through The Lens

Relive the sporting weekend through the lens of the photographer, including top-class racing, the FA Cup and the World Club Challenge.

Crystal Palace celebrate Max Meyer's goal at Doncaster in the FA Cup4

Wolves and Palace avoid upsets

Wolves booked a first FA Cup quarter-final appearance for 16 years after they ended Bristol City's long unbeaten record with a 1-0 win.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pgaes5

Paper Talk: Lukaku to go?

Manchester United are ready to sell £75m striker Romelu Lukaku as they look to bring in one of Serie A's top hit men in Paulo Dybala or Mauro Icardi.

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Our best bets for Chelsea v Manchester United

Entertainment expected at the Bridge

The headline act of the FA Cup weekend comes on Monday night as Chelsea take on Manchester United. Tom Carnduff looks at the betting.

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Sergio Aguero (right) celebrates his hat-trick for Manchester City against Arsenal

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