Topic: FA Cup picks and previews 2010-11

FA Cup 12 and 13 March

- Saturday -

Birmingham - Bolton
St Andrew's
Kick-off: 12:45 GMT
This season: Bolton 2 Birmingham 2 (PL).
Last season: Bolton 2 Birmingham 1 (PL). Birmingham 1 Bolton 2 (PL).
Birmingham have been strong recently, but had a game against Everton on Wednesday, while Bolton's last game was last weekend. Bolton was strong against Birmingham last season, but are much better at home.
More than 2.5 goals.

Manchester United - Arsenal
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 17:15 GMT
This season: Manchester United 1 Arsenal 0 (PL).
Last season: Arsenal 1 Manchester United 3 (PL). Manchester United 2 Arsenal 1 (PL).
Arsenal are coming off a tough away game against Barcelona, while Manchester United will be desperate to bounce back from their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
Manchester United to win.

- Sunday -

Stoke - West Ham
Britannia Stadium
Kick-off: 14:00 GMT
This season: West Ham 3 Stoke 0 (PL). West Ham 3 Stoke 1 (LC)
Last season: Stoke 1 West Ham 1 (PL). West Ham 0 Stoke 1 (PL)
Stoke have struggled against West Ham this season, but I believe the hosts will be able to book their place in the Semi final with a win in this one.
Stoke to win.


Manchester City - Reading
City of Manchester Stadium
Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
This season: Not played.
Last season: Not played.
This could be Manchester City's only chance of winning something this season and I believe they will be desperate to win this one and I believe they will.
Manchester City to win with 0-1 handicap.

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Birmingham - Bolton

Birmingham's last five:
12/02/11     PRL     Birmingham City     1 - 0     Stoke City
15/02/11     PRL     Birmingham City     0 - 2     Newcastle United
19/02/11     FAC     Birmingham City     3 - 0     Sheffield Wedn…
27/02/11     LEC     Arsenal     1 - 2     Birmingham City
05/03/11     PRL     Birmingham City     1 - 3     West Bromwich …

Bolton's last five:
13/02/11     PRL     Bolton Wanderers     2 - 0     Everton
16/02/11     FAC     Wigan Athletic     0 - 1     Bolton Wanderers
20/02/11     FAC     Fulham     0 - 1     Bolton Wanderers
26/02/11     PRL     Newcastle United     1 - 1     Bolton Wanderers
05/03/11     PRL     Bolton Wanderers     3 - 2     Aston Villa


Manchester United - Arsenal

Manchester United's last five:
19/02/11     FAC     Manchester United     1 - 0     Crawley Town
23/02/11     UCL     Olympique Mars…     0 - 0     Manchester United
26/02/11     PRL     Wigan Athletic     0 - 4     Manchester United
01/03/11     PRL     Chelsea     2 - 1     Manchester United
06/03/11     PRL     Liverpool     3 - 1     Manchester United

Arsenal's last five:
20/02/11     FAC     Leyton Orient     1 - 1     Arsenal
23/02/11     PRL     Arsenal     1 - 0     Stoke City
27/02/11     LEC     Arsenal     1 - 2     Birmingham City
02/03/11     FAC     Arsenal     5 - 0     Leyton Orient
05/03/11     PRL     Arsenal     0 - 0     Sunderland

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Stoke - West Ham

Stoke's last five:
12/02/11     PRL     Birmingham City     1 - 0     Stoke City
19/02/11     FAC     Stoke City     3 - 0     Brighton & Hov…
23/02/11     PRL     Arsenal     1 - 0     Stoke City
28/02/11     PRL     Stoke City     1 - 1     West Bromwich …
05/03/11     PRL     West Ham United     3 - 0     Stoke City

West Ham's last five:
06/02/11     PRL     West Ham United     0 - 1     Birmingham City
12/02/11     PRL     West Bromwich …     3 - 3     West Ham United
21/02/11     FAC     West Ham United     5 - 1     Burnley
27/02/11     PRL     West Ham United     3 - 1     Liverpool
05/03/11     PRL     West Ham United     3 - 0     Stoke City


Manchester City - Reading

Manchester City's last five:
20/02/11     FAC     Manchester City     5 - 0     Notts County
24/02/11     UEL     Manchester City     3 - 0     Aris
27/02/11     PRL     Manchester City     1 - 1     Fulham
02/03/11     FAC     Manchester City     3 - 0     Aston Villa
05/03/11     PRL     Manchester City     1 - 0     Wigan Athletic

Reading's last five:
19/02/11     CHA     Reading     1 - 1     Watford
22/02/11     CHA     Reading     2 - 1     Millwall
26/02/11     CHA     Crystal Palace     3 - 3     Reading
01/03/11     FAC     Everton     0 - 1     Reading
05/03/11     CHA     Reading     5 - 2     Middlesbrough

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Man City vs Reading


Possible starting line-ups:

Man City (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta; Vieira, Barry; Silva, Y Toure, Balotelli; Tévez.

Reading (4-4-2): McCarthy; Gunnarson, Mills, Khizanashvili, Harte; Robson-Kanu, Karacan, Leigertwood, Howard; Hunt, Long.

Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 25. R6 Y60.


Previous FA Cup Meetings

    * 1968, Rd 3: City 0 Reading 0
    * 1968, Rd 3 Replay: Reading 0 City 7
    * 1993, Rd 3: City 1 Reading 1
    * 1993, Rd 3 Replay: Reading 0 City 4

Routes To Quarter-Final

Man City

    * Rd 3: Leicester (a) D 2-2
    * Rd 3 Replay: Leicester (h) W 4-2
    * Rd 4: Notts Co (a) D 1-1
    * Rd 4 Replay: Notts Co (h) W 5-0
    * Rd 5: A Villa (h) W 3-0

Reading

    * Rd 3: WBA (h) W 1-0
    * Rd 4: Stevenage (a) W 2-1
    * Rd 5: Everton (a) W 1-0

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Stoke vs West Ham


Possible starting line-ups:

Stoke City (Possible, 4-4-2): Begovic; Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Pugh; Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Delap; Carew, Walters.

West Ham (Possible, 4-4-2): Green; Tomkins, Da Costa, Upson, Bridge; {Piquionne, Noble, Parker, Hitzlsperger; Cole, Ba.

Referee: Mike Jones. Matches: 27. R5 Y96.


Previous FA Cup Meetings

    * 1951, Rd 4: Stoke 1 West Ham 0
    * 1961, Rd 3: West Ham 2 Stoke 2
    * 1961, Rd 3 Replay: Stoke 1 West Ham 0
    * 1968, Rd 4: Stoke 0 West Ham 3

Routes to the quarter final

Stoke

    * Rd 3: Cardiff (h) D 1-1
    * Rd 3 Replay: Cardiff (a) W 2-0 aet
    * Rd 4: Wolves (a) W 1-0
    * Rd 5: Brighton (h) W 3-0

West Ham

    * Rd 3: Barnsley (h) W 2-0
    * Rd 4: Nottm Fst (h) W 3-2
    * Rd 5: Burnley (h) W 5-1

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Manchester United vs Arsenal


Possible starting line-ups:

Manchester United (Possible, 4-4-2): Lindergaard; Rafael, Smalling, Brown, Evra; Obertan, Gibson, Scholes, Giggs; Berbatov, Rooney.

Arsenal (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Almunia; Clichy, Kosclielny, Djourou; Denilson, Wilshere; Nasri, Diaby, Arshavin; Chamakh.

Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 25. R1 Y55.


Previous FA Cup Meetings

    * 1906, Rd 4: Man Utd 2 Arsenal 3
    * 1937, Rd 4: Arsenal 5 Man Utd 0
    * 1951, Rd 5: Man Utd 1 Arsenal 0
    * 1962, Rd 4: Man Utd 1 Arsenal 0
    * 1979, Final: Arsenal 3 Man Utd 2
    * 1983, Semi-Final: Man Utd 2 Arsenal 1
    * 1988, Rd 5: Arsenal 2 Man Utd 1
    * 1999, Semi-Final: Arsenal 0 Man Utd 0 aet
    * 1999, Semi-Final Replay: Arsenal 1 Man Utd 2 aet
    * 2003, Rd 5: Man Utd 0 Arsenal 2
    * 2004, Semi-Final: Arsenal 0 Man Utd 1
    * 2005, Final: Arsenal 0 Man Utd 0 aet. Arsenal won on pens.
    * 2008, Rd 5: Man Utd 4 Arsenal 0

Routes To Quarter-Final

United

    * Rd 3: Liverpool (h) W 1-0
    * Rd 4: Southampton (a) W 2-1
    * Rd 5: Crawley (h) W 1-0

Arsenal

    * Rd 3: Leeds (h) D 1-1
    * Rd 3 Replay: Leeds (a) W 3-1
    * Rd 4: Huddersfield (h) W 2-1
    * Rd 5: L Orient (a) D 1-1
    * Rd 5 Replay: L Orient (h) W 5-0

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Birmingham vs Bolton


Possible starting line-ups:

Birmingham (Possible, 4-4-2): Foster; Carr, Johnson, Jiranek, Ridgewell; Beausejour, Gardner, Bowyer, Bentley; Jerome, Martins.

Bolton (Possible, 4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, Wheater, Robinson; Taylor, Muamba, Holden, Petrov; K Davies, Elmander.

Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 28. R9 Y107.


Previous FA Cup Meetings

    * 1894, Rd 1: Birmingham 3 Bolton 4
    * 1930, Rd 1: Birmingham 1 Bolton 0
    * 1955, Rd 4: Birmingham 2 Bolton 1

Routes to quarter final

Birmingham

    * Rd 3: Millwall (a) W 4-1
    * Rd 4: Coventry (h) W 3-2
    * Rd 5: Sheff Wed (h) W 3-0

Bolton

    * Rd 3: York (h) W 2-0
    * Rd 4: Wigan (h) D 0-0
    * Rd 4 Replay: Wigan (a) W 1-0
    * Rd 5: Fulham (a) W 1-0