Liam Canning’s FA Cup Pick 6 Preview
FA Cup weekend is here and our Pick 6 Millionaire reflects this! Liam Canning has previewed his syndicate ticket below which you can join here.
Fulham v Southampton
Fulham have stabilised things in recent weeks and with some good form, there is no reason why they cannot get a result against a flailing Southampton.
Mauricio Pellegrino is under pressure now, and his priority will firmly be on survival in the Premier League – not the FA Cup.
This gives Fulham a great chance at Craven Cottage this weekend, and one they will feel confident about executing. Ryan Sessegnon is in sensational form and is the club’s top scorer – he will most likely be at the heart of things once again.
1-0, 2-1, 1-1
Wolves v Swansea
Nuno Espírito is high flying with Wolves in the Championship, with promotion practically already in the bag. They performed heroically against Manchester City in the League Cup, and so they will feel confident they can progress into the latter stages of this competition.
Swansea are struggling at the bottom of the table, but new manager Carlos Carvalhal has given the Welsh side a much needed boost since coming in. They recorded a crucial win against Watford last weekend, but come into this game low on confidence.
Watford v Bristol City
Since Marco Silva was touted with the Everton job, Watford’s form has drastically plummeted, and they are in a slump in which they cannot get out of.
Another disappointing result took place when they lost to bottom of the table Swansea after taking the lead. It was a show of ineptitude of the highest order, and so things do not bode well coming into this FA Cup fixture.
Bristol, on the other hand, are doing very well in the Championship and have one eye on the play-offs come May. They have exceeded all expectations so far and can go one better by knocking out a Premier League side this weekend.
It is going to be a gritty game and one that could end up in a draw.
1-0, 0-0, 1-1
Norwich v Chelsea
This is going to be a one-sided affair with Antonio Conte’s Chelsea firmly placed as favourites.
The Blues have just come out of a 2-2 draw to Arsenal, and so Conte is expected to make changes coming into this FA Cup fixture, but not enough to have any doubt of progressing.
Norwich have been in good form recently, but are still a very average Championship team that are unlikely to pose any genuine threat for Chelsea.
0-2, 0-3, 1-3
Shrewsbury v West Ham
Since David Moyes took over, West Ham have been in much better spirits and look far more organised as a whole.
Another win at the weekend has put Hammers fans in a good mood, and they will be wanting to take the FA Cup seriously and avoid any David v Goliath situations.
Shrewsbury are second in League One and are likely to give West Ham a good run for their money, especially at home, but this should be a straightforward affair.
0-1, 0-2, 1-2
Brighton v Crystal Palace
This game will be full of tension and rivalry, as it was earlier in the Premier League season, and is likely to be one of the best ties this weekend in the FA Cup.
Both Brighton and Palace are looking to avoid relegation and have recorded some positive results in recent weeks.
This will be a proper English FA Cup tie with both teams locking horns at the Amex Stadium. Roy Hodgson has done a fine job with the Eagles, but this could well go Brighton’s way.
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