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10 potential FA Cup upsets to watch out for

The fourth round of the FA Cup swings into action this weekend. We take a look at the possible upsets.

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Millwall v Aston Villa

Aston Villa have been on a shocking run of form which was personified by Bradford City knocking them out of the League Cup. Millwall will fancy themselves to beat any other team at home, especially considering Villa's confidence is at a real low.

Bolton Wanderers v Everton

Everton were poor in their Premier League match away to Southampton and Bolton could be well poised to take advantage if Everton aren’t up for this one. Bolton have been struggling in the Championship since going down but this match will act as a release for them.

Brighton v Arsenal

Arsenal will be the heavy favourites to win this match but Brighton will be hoping a weakened Arsenal team works to their advantage, and managed to topple Newcastle in the last round. Once again, home support is going to be important and Brighton need to make it as difficult as possible for the Gunners to get the ball down and play.

Middlesbrough v Aldershot Town

Aldershot will enjoy a rare day out at a bigger club and who’s to say they won’t get a result after Bradford’s heroics this week. Middlesbrough will back themselves to win comfortably at home and build pressure on the struggling League Two side from the first whistle.

Norwich City v Luton Town

Luton have been battling to get back into the football league, narrowly missing out over the last few seasons. Norwich are likely to rest some key first team players which gives Luton a better chance if they can raise their performance and fitness levels to match the Premier League team.

QPR v MK Dons

The MK Dons have a great chance to get one over on QPR because of the form of Harry Redknapp’s team. QPR have been so inconsistent this season, it’s difficult to predict how they are going to play. If the MK Dons turn up, attack and play with nothing to lose they could at least force a replay.

Reading v Sheffield United

Reading will be the slight favourites but their form this season means the Blades have a very good chance. Sheffield United are a very physical and aggressive team which means they will try to bully Reading around their own pitch and nick a win by the odd goal.

Brentford v Chelsea

Chelsea will rest key players away to Brentford, who defeated Southend United for the right to host this tie, a rarely played West London derby. Brentford is a small ground compared to what the Chelsea players will be used to which means it will be easier for Brentford to contain the Chelsea midfield.

Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds boss Neil Warnock will back his side against any team in this competition. Leeds is a very difficult ground for a bigger side to go to because of the large support base Leeds enjoy and the history of rivalries the club holds with many other teams.

Oldham Athletic v Liverpool

Liverpool will fancy themselves to secure a win, especially if Brendan Rodgers does what he did in the last round and fields a strong side. Oldham just have to go for it and try to force a replay which would mean a day out at Anfield which their fans deserve.

Let us know your thoughts on these possible upsets.

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