Royals aim to avoid Boro shock


Two Premier League sides are in FA Cup third-round replay action on Tuesday evening, but Championship Reading could be the side facing the biggest banana skin.

The Royals would appear to have done the hard work in drawing 0-0 at League Two Stevenage, but Jaap Stam’s men are on a miserable run of form and are without a win in eight games.

So look to Stevenage to cause a shock, with 33/10 for Boro to reach the fourth round a decent option, while a one-goal margin of victory for the visitors at 25/4 is also worth bearing in mind.

Top-flight outfits Leicester City and West Ham survived tough examinations at Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury Town and will expect to progress to round four.

Of the two the Hammers look the likelier to be pushed hard, with the Shrews hunting promotion to the Championship. However, the Irons should just have enough to get over the line and a 2-1 victory for the hosts at the London Stadium is a tempter at 31/4.

The other two replays on Tuesday evening see Championship outfits take on League Two sides.

Sheffield Wednesday welcome Carlisle United to Hillsborough and could still be in danger, having won just one of their last 12 games.

The game promises to be a tight one and could be decided by a goal either way, so under 1.5 goals in total in the game at 14/5 is something to consider.

The final match of the night sees Cardiff City travel to Mansfield Town, with Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock likely to have one eye on his side’s drive for promotion back to the Premier League.

That could just open the door enough for the Stags, who at 29/20 to qualify for the fourth round could offer a decent return.

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