Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cup Can Provide a Boost for Toon; YOUBET

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cup Can Provide a Boost for Toon; YOUBET

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THE first week in January traditionally brings with it the entry of the big guns into the FA cup at the third -round stage, so welcome to St James' Park to fellow Premier League side Cardiff City.

A draw against lower league opposition may be what every team looks for, but at 33/1 to lift the trophy the Mags will need to beat all comers.

On the back of successive 1-0 Premier League defeats a confidence booster could well be what the doctor ordered and a win in 90 minutes, available at 8/11, could be just that.

Vincent Tan's Bluebirds have not had a good time of it lately and another defeat and cup exit can only add to the worries of his new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but what could that defeat look like? A 1-0 home win nets you 5/1, 2-0 pays 13/2 and 3-0 14/1, but if you expect Cardiff to bring their shooting boots then why not back the 2-1 home win at 13/2, 3-1 at 11/1 or an entertaining 3-2 at 25/1. …

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