FA Cup Round 2 2016-2017 Mini Preview

The FA Cup Round 2 kicks off this weekend and we have a mini preview of the oldest Cup competition in the world along with our best bets.

FA Cup 2016-17 Quarter Finals

The FA Cup Round 2 lands this weekend as the Non League minnows and forgotten and obscure lower division UK football teams line up for their big pay days. Maybe.

FA Cup Round 2 is the last round of the FA Cup before all the big teams from the EPL like Man Utd and Liverpool  and some mediocre one like Ipswich Town join the competition.

Teams from Non League will hope to continue a run that could make the difference financially, and teams like Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers can remind Football fans they still exist despite dropping to the third tier.

But they all have to get through FA Cup Round 2 first.

 

SLIGHTLY INTERESTING THINGS

There are 12 Non League teams remaining.

The lowest ranked of all is Stourbridge from the 7th tier Northern Premier League Premier Division (10th)

There is one all Non League tie – giving at least one Non League team a passage through to the big time.

There are seven former winners of the FA Cup in the second round.

 

FA CUP ROUND 2 GAMES ON AUSTRALIAN TV

All on ESPN via Fox Sports

SAT 6:50am/5:50am – MACCLESFIELD v OXFORD
SUN 1:55am / 12:55am – CHARLTON v MILTON KEYNES
SUN 10:55pm / 9:55pm – CURZON ASHTON v AFC WIMBLEDON
MON 12:55am / 12:00am – BOLTON v SHEFFIELD UTD

GURGLER EXPERT FA CUP ROUND 2 SELECTIONS

POTENTIAL ROUGHIES

MACCLESFIELD to beat Oxford
SUTTON to beat Cheltenham
BRAINTREE to beat Millwall
STOURBRIDGE to beat Northampton
LINCOLN to beat Oldham

$1 for $2236 for all wins
$1 for $34 for Win or Draw

HOME COMFORTS

BRISTOL ROVERS to beat Barrow
EASTLEIGH to beat Halifax
BLACKPOOL to beat Brackley
CARLISLE to beat Rochdale
LUTON to beat Solihull
PLYMOUTH to beat Newport

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AWAY PAYS

MILTON KEYNES to beat Charlton
FLEETWOOD to beat Shrewsbury
WIMBLEDON to beat Curzon Ashton
PETERBOROUGH to beat Notts County
ACCRINGTON STANLEY to beat Woking
HARTLEPOOL to beat Port Vale

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FA CUP ROUND 2 FIXTURES

Friday 2nd December 2016 UK Time
Macclesfield Town V Oxford United 19:55
   
Saturday 3rd December 2016  
Blackpool V Brackley Town 15:00
Carlisle United V Rochdale 15:00
Charlton Athletic V Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Chesterfield V Wycombe Wanderers 15:00
Luton Town V Solihull Moors 15:00
Plymouth Argyle V Newport County 15:00
Shrewsbury Town V Fleetwood Town 15:00
Sutton United V Cheltenham Town 15:00
   
Sunday 4th December 2016  
Curzon Ashton V AFC Wimbledon 12:00
Bolton Wanderers V Sheffield United 14:00
Bristol Rovers V Barrow 14:00
Cambridge United V Coventry City 14:00
Eastleigh V FC Halifax Town 14:00
Millwall V Braintree Town 14:00
Notts County V Peterborough United 14:00
Stourbridge V Northampton Town 14:00
Woking V Accrington Stanley 14:00
Port Vale V Hartlepool United 15:00
   
Monday 5th December 2016  
Lincoln City V Oldham Athletic 19:45

 

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Born and raised on the banks of Yebri Creek, Theydon Bois has always been obsessed by sport. A stellar career of Underage B sides, RSL Social Golf, C Grade Warehouse and D Grade Indoor Cricket didn’t showcase much talent, but provided a window into the love for any game, any time. Theydon follows as much as he can and will provide opinion, ideas, and best tips and bets for most sports*. A particular interest in English Football sees Theydon Bois up every Saturday night until 2am with two laptops, smartphones, IPad and a radio feed of Soccer Saturday. A lifelong fan of underperforming, mediocre, disappointing teams will not sway his enthusiasm for sport. *Rugby Union not included.

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