Bet Through The Card: Sunday’s FA Cup First Round Fixtures

Dean Smith 08 Nov 2019
Craig Clay of Leyton Orient (PA Images)

After a couple of winners on our BTTC tips last Sunday, we show our punters how to earn 4 x £5 free bets for this weekend’s FA Cup action.

Coral offer new customers the chance to place a £5 bet and get their hands on four £5 free bets to get their account off to the best possible start and we’re taking advantage of that this weekend to get some FA Cup football bets placed for another day of thrilling action.

We’re  kicking off by placing a £5 bet on the earliest kick-off on the day between Dover and Southend United to release 4 x £5 free bets with Coral to use on some of the games kicking off later that day.

How does it work?

We recommend opening up an account at Coral to follow our Bet Through The Card Tips. When you open an account, deposit and place a £5 bet, you get your hands on four more free £5 bets, so you can stake £5 on all our tips despite only depositing £5 to begin with! This offer is for new customers, 18+ only and terms and conditions do apply. Just follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Go to Coral
  2. Open an account, deposit £5 and use it to back our first tip below
  3. You will then receive 4x£5 free bets – which you can use to back our other four tips!

Let’s go!

Bet One – Dover vs Southend – Home win

Few teams in any leagues across the nation have been quite as poor as Southend United so far in the 2019/2020 season. The Shrimpers have picked up a measly five points so far from 17 matches and even Bolton, who started the season without a full squad and have played four games fewer, would have more points on the board had it not been for the deduction they suffered. We think Conference National mid-table dwellers Dover could use the home advantage to record a famous win here.

Bet Two – Bristol Rovers vs Bromley – Reeco Hackett-Fairchild to score at any time

Although we expect non-league Bromley to struggle against League One’s Bristol Rovers, there’s one man we’re looking forward to seeing in action for the current National League table-toppers. Youngster Reeco Hackett-Fairchild has a point to prove with the side having failed to make the grade in the Football League with Charlton Athletic and he’s bagged seven times so far this term including two in his last three, so we fancy him to make a name for himself at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday.

Bet Three – Gateshead vs Oldham Athletic – Away win & BTTS

Although we suspect League Two Oldham will eventually run out winners at the International Stadium, we do expect goals from the Heed here. The National League North side have racked up no fewer than 18 goals in their last six matches in all competitions so we fancy them to get on the scoresheet against the Latics, although Dino Maamria’s men have been in slightly better form of late, avoiding defeat in their last three. As such, we’re on the away win and both teams to score bet in this one.

Bet Four – Leyton Orient vs Maldon & Tiptree – Leyton Orient -3

Maldon & Tiptree, currently competing in the Isthmian League Division One North, are the lowest-ranked team competing in the first round proper of the FA Cup this weekend. They face a Leyton Orient outfit that are desperate for a win under new boss Carl Fletcher and although the form suggests the O’s could struggle, their quality should surely shine through in what should be a highly comfortable home victory here.

Bet Five – Hayes & Yeading vs Oxford – Oxford -2

There’s a huge gulf in quality in the later game of the day too as League One high-fliers Oxford United take on Hayes & Yeading, who are currently struggling towards the foot of the Southern League Premier Division South. The O’s have been in terrific form of late, losing just one of their last 12 games and beating the likes of Rochdale, Doncaster and even Premier League West Ham by three or more goals so they should face few problems against non-league opposition here.

If you were to back our tips for these games with the Coral new customer offer you could come out with the following profit!

£5 on HOME WIN in Dover vs Southend returns £12.75 at odds of 31/20
£5 free bet on HACKETT-FAIRCHILD TO SCORE ANYTIME in Bristol Rovers vs Bromley returns £11.50* at odds of 23/10
£5 free bet on AWAY WIN & BTTS in Gateshead vs Oldham Athletic returns £11.50* at odds of 23/10
£5 free bet on LEYTON ORIENT -3 in Leyton Orient vs Maldon & Tiptree returns £18* at odds of 18/5
£5 free bet on OXFORD -2 in Hayes & Yeading vs Oxford United returns £16.25* at odds of 12/5

Odds correct at the time of writing.

*Free bet stake not included in returns

That could equal a total returns of £70 – good luck!

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    Bet Through The Card: Sunday’s FA Cup First Round Fixtures

    After a couple of winners on our BTTC tips last Sunday, we show our punters how to earn 4 x £5 free bets for this weekend’s FA Cup action.