Sports Betting: Draws best option in FA Cup replays

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THERE ARE six FA Cup third round replays this week, many of which are bound to be tense affairs. And, while some are infinitely more likely to end in draws after 90 minutes than others, all six could go into extra time.

Barnsley ought to hold First Division rivals Swindon at Oakwell tomorrow. However, after losing 2-0 at West Brom on Saturday, the Tykes make no appeal at odds-on and Swindon, held 2-2 by Sheffield United at home, might force a draw and take the game to extra time.

Second Division Notts County, despite being beaten 1-0 at home by Oldham, might also force a draw to take First Division Sheffield United into the extra period. And non-League Yeovil, who won 3-2 at Southport on Saturday, could easily force a draw with Third Division Cardiff, 4-1 winners at home to Hartlepool.

On Wednesday, Second Division Fulham, who beat Macclesfield 1-0 on Saturday, could force Premiership strugglers Southampton, despite their 3-1 win over Charlton at The Dell, into extra time with a draw at Craven Cottage. And Third Division Swansea, despite their 4-0 drubbing at Exeter on Saturday, might raise their game to draw and force useful premiership outfit West Ham into overtime.

Finally, it would not come as a complete surprise if non-League Rushton & Diamonds, 2-0 winners at Barrow on Saturday, forced Premiership hosts Leeds, beaten 1-0 at Blackburn, into extra time by forcing a draw in 90 minutes at Elland Road.

C H L S T

Barnsley 8-11 4-5 4-6 4-5 4-5

draw 9-4 9-4 12-5 11-5 2-1

Swindon 10-3 3-1 7-2 10-3 7-2

Notts County 9-5 15-8 15-8 2-1 15-8

draw 11-5 9-4 9-4 12-5 11-5

Sheff Utd 5-4 6-5 6-5 11-10 6-5

Yeovil 9-5 15-8 7-4 7-4 9-5

draw 11-5 9-4 9-4 9-4 11-5

Cardiff 5-4 6-5 5-4 5-4 5-4

Fulham 8-5 6-4 11-8 11-8 6-4

draw 2-1 11-5 11-5 9-4 11-5

Southampton 6-4 6-4 13-8 8-5 6-4

Leeds 1-8 1-7 1-7 1-8 1-8

Draw 5-1 9-2 9-2 5-1 11-2

Rushton & D. 16-1 16-1 16-1 16-1 14-1

Swansea 7-2 9-2 11-2 9-2 10-3

Draw 12-5 11-5 12-5 9-4 9-4

West Ham 4-6 8-13 1-2 8-13 8-11

C Coral, H William Hill, L Ladbrokes, S Stanley, T Tote

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