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This weekend, the world’s oldest cup competition, the FA Cup, heads into the fourth round, with teams in the lower tiers of English football looking for the chance to take some big scalps.

Elsewhere, domestic football action continues in La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1. PSG take on Reims, while Juventus contend with their 15-point deduction as they host Monza.

With all of the games taking place across the leagues, we have created Kings Combo and Daily Special Bets to provide you with the best combos this weekend. Including  Man United v Reading – Man. Utd to Win, Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams To Score and PSG v Reims – Lionel Messi to Score & PSG to Win.

Here is a preview of selected matches and bet tips


Logos | LaLigaGirona vs Barcelona

When Barcelona face Catalan rivals Girona in Spain’s top division on Saturday afternoon, they will be looking to make it eight victories in a row across all competitions.

Xavi’s team is presently top of the league, three points ahead of Real Madrid in second place, while Girona is in the bottom half of the standings with only 21 points after 18 games.

Form Guide

 Girona

Girona are in 11th place on the table, four points above the relegation zone, after winning five, drawing six, and losing seven of their 18 league games this season

They are not far off the top half of the table, Athletic Bilbao in ninth position, and are only five points ahead of Girona.

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Barcelona

Barcelona, on the other hand, will enter this game off of a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad on Wednesday night, which guaranteed their place in the Copa del Rey semifinals.

Xavi’s men beat Getafe 1-0 last weekend in La Liga as well, and they presently lead Real Madrid by three points at the top of the standings.

Barcelona haven’t lost a game since Bayern Munich defeated them in the Champions League at the end of October.

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Prediction

Girona will be missing four players for the game against Barcelona. David Lopez, Reinier and Ibrahima Kebe are injured, while Santiago Bueno is suspended following his red card against Villarreal.

Barcelona, meanwhile, have no injury concerns, however, Ferran Torres and Robert Lewandowski are serving the final games of their suspensions.

While Girona have been difficult to beat lately, Barcelona have shown they can win without being at their best, a moment of genius from any one of the talented players in the team could be what earns Xavi’s team the crucial three points.

Our betting picks

  • Barcelona to win @ 1.59
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.69
  • Under 4.5 Cards @ 2.55
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.71
  • Draw No bet – Double Chance @ 1.20


Emirates FA Cup Logo PNG Vector (EPS) Free DownloadManchester United vs Reading

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is in the form of his life and will look to continue that hot form when United host Championship side Reading at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Reading beat Watford 2-0 to get to the fourth round and will face a side they have not beaten since 1927.

Form Guide

Manchester United

United took one step closer to their first trophy since 2017 when they won the first leg of their EFL cup semifinal 3-0 against Nottingham Forest.

They play Reading at Old Trafford, a ground where they have won each of their last 10 games and are unbeaten in their last 14 FA Cup home matches.

Currently fourth on the Premier League table, this fixture presents a good opportunity for them to chase another FA Cup title to add to their 12 previous tournament trophies.

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Reading

Reading have not won their last two Championship games since beating Watford in the third round of the FA Cup.  A 4-0 thrashing by Stoke City followed a 2-2 home draw with QPR

Those results have seen Reading slip down to 14th position on the log, five points out of the playoff positions.

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Prediction

Harry Maguire could be in for either Rafael Varane or Lisandro Martinez after serving a one-match suspension on Wednesday. New signing Wout Weghorst scored his first goal for Manchester United on Wednesday and will like to build on that momentum, however, Marcus Rashford remains United’s biggest attacking threat, and it is difficult to see Paul Ince finding a way to get a victory at Manchester United’s home ground.

Bet Tips

  • Manchester United  to win @ 1.16
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.41
  • One both teams to not  Score @ 1.06
  • Double Chance X1  @ 1.20


Emirates FA Cup Logo PNG Vector (EPS) Free DownloadPreston vs Tottenham 

After a narrow 1-0 victory over Portsmouth in the previous round, Tottenham Hotspur continue their FA Cup campaign with a trip to Preston North End in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Preston beat Huddersfield 3-1 to reach the fourth round and will look to take down a Premier League team this time around.

Form Guide

Tottenham Hotspur

A poor run of results has seen Tottenham slip out of the top four. Back-to-back losses to Manchester City and North London rivals Arsenal have effectively put them out of contention for the league title, with the FA Cup presenting the only opportunity to win a domestic title in over 15 years.

In all of this, Harry Kane has continued to find the back of the net and tied Jimmy Greaves as Spurs’ highest goal scorer with his goal in the win against Fulham

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Preston

Ryan Lowe’s Preston North End side have fared  better, three wins from four in all tournaments has been a great way to start the year, and were comfortable winners against fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town in the third round.

Despite their 11th position in the league, they are only two points off the top six and could make a playoff appearance if their form continues to trend positively as the season progresses.

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Prediction

Tottenham could feature Arnaut Danjuma, who made the switch to Tottenham after completing a medical at Everton.

Conte is likely to make some changes for the match, with Fraser Forster, Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessegnon likely to be in the starting XI.

Tottenham have been shorn of confidence lately, but a win against Fulham in the Premier League on Monday should have boosted the mood.

Preston are short-handed in attack but can count on a boisterous home crowd to galvanise the team as they take on the Premier League side.

However, they have their work cut out for them if they are going to pull off an upset against a defensively solid team.

 Bet Tips

  • Tottenham  to win @ 1.37
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.60
  • Both teams to  Score @ 1.85
  • Tottenham to win either halves @ 1.19


Bundesliga Logo – FIFPlayBayern Munich vs Frankfurt

With only five points separating league leaders Bayern Munich and fourth-place Eintracht Frankfurt, the Bavarians cannot afford to let the gap between them and the chasing pack of Union Berlin and Rb Leipzig get any smaller.

Bayern have failed to win both Bundesliga matches they have played in 2023 and will look to stop that slide, especially as an Eintracht Frankfurt win puts the visitors only 2 points behind.

Form Guide

Bayern Munich

Successive 1-1 draws at the restart of the Bundesliga campaign has other teams breathing down Bayern’s neck.

They still hold a 3-point lead over second-place Union Berlin, but that lead could shrink if they do not take all three points against Eintracht, who themselves are only five points behind the league leaders.

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 Eintracht Frankfurt

Frankfurt, meanwhile, are performing beyond expectations this season and are in the Champions League qualification spots heading into the match against Bayern.

However, Freiburg and Wolfsburg can leapfrog them with wins in their matches.

They will be confident going into the clash, they are on a five-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, setting up an exciting meeting between the two sides.

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Prediction

Bayern will need to step up their level against Frankfurt, they have the advantage of playing at home. However, it will not be an easier evening for Bayern as Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last five league matches.

However, Bayern should have enough to get them the victory. 

Bet Tips

  • Bayern  to win @ 1.33
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.31
  • Both teams to  Score @ 1.51
  • Over 3.5 bookings @ 1.94


Emirates FA Cup Logo PNG Vector (EPS) Free DownloadBrighton vs Liverpool

Brighton & Hove Albion host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday in a clash of Premier League teams.

Brighton swept past Middlesbrough 5-1 to progress into round four, while Liverpool needed a replay to see off Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Form Guide

Brighton and Hove Albion

Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton are in sixth place in the Premier League table, three places ahead of Liverpool, who they have already beaten in the league this season.

Brighton are now unbeaten in four matches across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of their last six games.

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 Liverpool

Liverpool are currently ninth in the Premier League, winning just five games away from home in all competitions this season. Even though they are the FA Cup holders, they usually perform poorly as defending champions, failing to progress beyond the fourth round in each of the last three times.

However, they came away with a positive result the last time they played Brighton in the FA Cup, thumping the Seagulls 6-1 in the 2011-12 FA Cup.

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Prediction

Brighton boss De Zerbi could name a strong side against Liverpool, just like he did against Middlesborough.

Liverpool have lost five times away from home in the league this season, including a loss at the Amex and have injuries to key players to contend with. A Brighton victory will not come as a complete surprise.

Bet Tips

  • Brighton to win @ 2.62
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.60
  • Both teams to score @ 1.50
  • Brighton win or draw @ 1.49


French Ligue 1 logo and symbol, meaning, history, PNG, brandPSG vs Reims

Paris Saint-Germain return focus to the Ligue 1 duties with Reims the opposition at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

PSG scored seven goals against Pays in the French Cup last time out, while Reims also enjoyed Cup success with a 3-0 win over Les Herbiers.

Form Guide 

PSG

PSG have a three-point lead over Lens at the top of the table, although Lens could be only behind on goal difference if they beat Troyes on Saturday.

The competition for the title has been tighter this season with Marseille also just five points behind the Parisians.

PSG have won each of their last seven Ligue 1 contests at home and are yet to taste defeat in 31 top-flight home games since April 2021.

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Reims

Reims have kept clean sheets in each of their last four games, and are unbeaten in 11 Ligue 1 matches  – although they have only won four of those matches with seven matches ending in a draw.

However, they have lost back-to-back 4-0 matches at PSG, and last scored away at PSG in September 2019.

Prediction

It is hard to bet against Charles Gaultier’s side, especially when they play at the Parc des Princes. The combination of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe will be difficult for Reims to shut out, despite their stellar defence in recent matches.

Bet tips

  • PSG to win @ 1.26
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.44
  • Only one team or no team to  score @ 1.90
  • PSG  win or draw @ 1.03


Italian Serie A logo and symbol, meaning, history, PNG, brandJuventus vs Monza

Juventus host Monza at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday as they look to claw their way back up the league table following their 15-point deduction.

The Italian Football Federation hit Juventus with the penalty after they were found guilty of inflating transfer values and lying to financial officials in an attempt to save money.

The point deduction has seen them drop to 10th place, only one point ahead of Sunday’s opponents.

Form Guide

Juventus

Juventus had played against Monza in the Copa Italia, winning 2-1 and followed that up with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Atalanta. Despite winning three of their last five Serie A matches, the points deduction has effectively ruled them out of the title race, with European qualification also a herculean task for Allegri’s side.

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Monza

Monza have managed only one win in their last five matches and are 13th place in the league, accumulating 22 points from 19 matches this season.

Despite their lowly position, they have improved as the season has progressed, especially considering their disastrous start to the season in which they lost five consecutive matches.

They have only won twice away this season, with their last road win coming against bottom side Cremonese.

Prediction

Monza are yet to win away at a side above them in the league and despite Juventus’ points deduction, they remain above Monza and are favourites to get all three points in this meeting.

However, they managed a slender 1-0 victory against Juventus in September that could give them confidence going into the clash on Sunday.

Bet tips

  • Juventus to win @ 1.57
  • Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.89
  • Only one team or no team to score @ 1.85
  • Juventus win or draw @ 1.10


Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad 

Real Madrid host Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, looking to keep up the pressure on Barcelona as they try to defend their league title.

Madrid came from behind to earn a 3-1 victory against city rivals Atletico Madrid, qualifying for the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey.

Form Guide

Real Madrid

Los Blanco’s 2-1 loss to Villareal earlier in the month has seen them lose ground to Barcelona, they are currently 3 points behind the Catalans and lost the Supercopa de España final to Barcelona two weeks ago.

However, that loss to Villareal was only their second all season, with the other loss coming against the league leaders.

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Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad are only three points behind Real Madrid in third place and can draw level with Madrid with a victory on Sunday.

They are currently La Liga’s most in-form team, winning all five of their previous league matches leading up to this meeting. They are only 6 points off the top of the table, although they have played one game more than Barcelona and Real Madrid

Prediction

Real Madrid have not been as ruthless as they usually are and will come up against a team that are full of confidence.

However, Real Sociedad last beat Real Madrid in February 2020 in the Copa Del Rey, while their last La Liga win over the side came in May 2019.

While it will be a tough outing for Real Madrid, they should be able to secure a narrow victory.

Bet Tips:

  • Real Madrid  to win @ 1.71
  • Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.89
  • Both teams to score @ 1.80
  • Real Madrid win or draw @ 1.16

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