Article by David Walker
The so-called “gulf” among teams from Premiership and individuals striving to join the elite from the Championship is often mentioned, specifically when teams from their respective divisions clash in Cup competitions.
Nevertheless, this “gulf” might be nothing far more than a fallacy. When the third spherical of the FA Cup comes all around, Championship teams rewarded with a residence tie in opposition to Premiership opposition usually make a mockery of their respective league positions.
Clashes of this nature have not occurred quite frequently in the course of the third spherical in current many years, although very last period, 8 matches fell into this category, with the “superior” Premiership teams winning just twice.
Preston @ two.47 vs West Brom @ 2.56. End result: -2 Sunderland @ two.twenty vs Crystal Palace @ two.86. Consequence: 2-1Watford @ 3.11 vs Fulham @ 2.08. Consequence: 1-1West Ham @ two.32 vs Norwich @ 2.72. End result: 1-0Sheff Utd @ three.07 vs Aston Villa @ 2.twelve Result: 3-1Cardiff @ 3.45 vs Blackburn @ 1.95. Consequence: one-1Ipswich @ 2.48 vs Bolton @ two.56. Outcome: one-3Burnley @ 5.69 vs Liverpool @ 1.53. Result: one-
If you had backed the residence teams at level stakes of £10 you would have manufactured a earnings of £52.80. If you had utilised a betting exchange and laid the Premiership sides with a liability of £10 on each bet, you would have manufactured a profit of £68.76 prior to commission charges as the draw results would have also resulted in winning bets.
The 2003/04 period made only two qualified matches in the 3rd round, the two of which noticed the Premiership sides fail to beat their lower division opposition at the very first time of asking.
Watford @ 7.02 vs Chelsea @ 1.40. End result: 2-2Gillingham @ 3.69 vs Charlton @ 1.86. Result: 3-two
If you had backed the residence teams at stage stakes of £10 you would have made a revenue of £16.90. Nonetheless, if you had laid the Premiership sides with a liability of £10 on each wager you would have made a earnings of £36.63 ahead of commission.
There was only a single qualified match in the 2002/03 time which pitted a Championship facet at house to Premiership opposition. Wolves beat even money shots Newcastle 3-2 at odds of 3.44.
Unusually, there are no all-Premiership ties in this season’s 3rd spherical of the FA Cup, but eight Championship sides are hosting Premiership opposition:
Leicester @ 5.fifty vs Tottenham @ 1.57Hull @ three.sixty vs Aston Villa @ one.90Ipswich @ 3.twenty vs Portsmouth @ two.10Luton @ seven.00 vs Liverpool @ 1.40Millwall @ four.00 vs Everton @ 1.80Norwich @ two.75 vs West Ham @ two.30Sheffield Wednesday @ 4.00 vs Charlton @ 1.80Watford @ three.40 vs Bolton @ two.00
All bar a single of the Championship sides are accessible at odds larger than two/one, although it could prove a better solution to lay the Premiership teams in circumstance of drawn matches.
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