Man City v Watford can enhance both teams to score accumulator in the FA Cup

There has barely been time to pause for breath during a hectic Christmas period in the world of football and this weekend is no different. The FA Cup makes a welcome return as there is third round action on Saturday and Sunday, while there are matches from League One and League Two to savour.

We take a look at the FA Cup matches for this weekend's 'Both Teams To Score' accumulator and the four picks would return a healthy 8/1 in profit.....

Aston Villa v Ipswich - Both teams to score @ odds of 8/13 with Ladbrokes.

There looks to be the potential for an upset at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon as Premier League strugglers Aston Villa take on Championship outfit Ipswich. This might look like something of a gamble for our first pick in the both teams to score market as Villa have failed to score in three of their last four but the respective defensive efforts of these two sides make it look a profitable inclusion at 8/13 with Ladbrokes.

Villa have failed to keep a clean sheet in six, conceding 17 in their last four in the process, and a young defence has looked all at sea of late. That should encourage Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy, who will have his side right up for this game, although his team are far from assured at the back themselves as they have conceded 48 goals in 26 league games.

Stats Breakdown:

Aston Villa at home: averaging 0.80 goals scored and 1.50 conceded domestically.
Ipswich away from home: averaging 0.85 goals scored and 2.08 goals conceded domestically.

Blackburn v Bristol City - Both teams to score @ odds of 8/13 with Ladbrokes.

Two struggling Championship sides go head-to-head in the FA Cup on Saturday as Blackburn welcome Bristol City to Ewood Park. Manager-less Rovers powered to a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the weekend, keeping their first clean sheet in 12 in the process, but this weekend's match has the potential for goals.

Bristol City have been much-improved in their last five away from home as they have won two, drawn one and both teams have scored four times. They remain woeful defensively though as they have failed to keep a clean sheet all season, conceding 50 goals in the process, and they have the dubious honour of having the worst defensive record in the league.

Stats Breakdown:

Blackburn at home: averaging 1.17 goals scored and 1.17 conceded domestically.
Bristol City away from home: averaging 1.08 goals scored and 1.62 goals conceded domestically.

Crystal Palace v Stoke - Both teams to score @ odds of 4/6 with Ladbrokes bookmakers.

Stoke are renowned for their strong defensive record but their backline will be given a severe test by Championship high-flyers Crystal Palace on Saturday. Palace, who boast the in-form Glenn Murray and Wilfried Zaha amongst their ranks, have scored 33 of their 50 league goals on home soil and are yet to fail to score at home.

Their matches at Selhurst Park are averaging 3.77 goals per game but a suspect defence will give Stoke a chance as they have failed to keep a clean sheet in six. This has the potential to be a real ding-dong battle and both teams to score could be worth a look, particularly as Stoke have conceded six in their last two outings.

Stats Breakdown:

Crystal Palace at home: averaging 2.54 goals scored and 1.23 conceded domestically.
Stoke away from home: averaging 0.64 goals scored and 1.18 goals conceded domestically.

Man City v Watford - Both teams to score @ odds of 11/10 with Ladbrokes.

The 11/10 price for both teams to score provides a welcome boost to the accumulator this weekend and it could prove a profitable move to include this Man City v Watford game. City - who are without Yaya and Kolo Toure due to Africa Cup of Nations duty - have kept just two clean sheets in seven, conceding nine in the process, and Roberto Mancini might be tempted to rotate his side on Saturday.

Any tinkering could disrupt City's rhythm, particularly at the back, and Watford are a team that can take advantage. Gianfranco Zola's side have scored in their last 10 matches in a row and have scored 47 goals in the Championship this term. Their away games in particular have been full of goals as they have failed to keep a clean sheet on their travels, while their away fixtures have averaged 4 goals per game, with Watford scoring an average of 2.25.

Stats Breakdown:

Man City at home: averaging 2.27 goals scored and 0.82 conceded domestically.
Watford away from home: averaging 2.25 goals scored and 1.75 goals conceded domestically.

A £10 accumulator on these matches returns £91.33 with Ladbrokes.com.

Posted: Thursday, 3rd January 2013
Author: Chris James

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