EPL Midweek Tips for Matchday 23 – Gurgler v FA Cup Form

Here's The Gurgler's EPL Midweek Tips for Matchday 23. This week we take on tips based on each club's efforts in the FA Cup so far.

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Fresh from a weekend of Super FA Cup action – featuring our favourite player Adebayo Akinfenwa – it’s time for some EPL Midweek Tips.

Some EPL sides will coming into the midweek fixtures on a high, other with the tail firmly between the legs after an upset. That’s for the sides who didn’t get bundled out in the third round.

EPL teams will moan about fixture crowding, but not us. More Football the better for us. We love midweek sport to ease the workday boredom.

Each week we attempt to put our selections up against tips decided by a strange or absurd method, and this week’s EPL Midweek Tips are no different.

Since the FA Cup is still in the mind of the teams, we’ve decided to base our opponent tips on each EPL side’s form from the third and fourth round. Our theory is winning form in any competition leads to winning in every competition. So those teams doing well in the FA Cup so far, should in our theory go better than teams who have been knocked out.

How does that work for EPL Midweek tips then?

Glad you asked.

For each FA Cup match played we award points as they would be awarded in the league. 3 – 1 – 0. Plus total the goal difference of the games. We haven’t included replays, just the first result.

Sure this is an advantage for teams who played two games, but that is the point.

Anyway, here’s is how the results are after the third and fourth rounds of the FA Cup.



EPL Side Sum of Points Sum of GoalDiff
Man City 6 8
Man Utd 6 8
Chelsea 6 7
Arsenal 6 6
Middlesbrough 6 4
Spurs 6 3
Burnley 4 2
Leicester 4 1
Watford 3 1
Hull 3 -1
Sunderland 1 0
Liverpool 1 -1
Crystal Palace 1 -3
Southampton 1 -5
WBA 0 -1
Everton 0 -1
Stoke 0 -2
Swansea 0 -2
Bournemouth 0 -3
West Ham 0 -5



ARSENAL to beat Watford

BOURNEMOUTH to beat Crystal Palace

BURNLEY to beat Leicester

DRAW – Middlesbrough v WBA

DRAW – Sunderland v Spurs

SWANSEA to beat Southampton

LIVERPOOL to beat Chelsea

MAN CITY to beat West Ham

MAN UTD to beat Hull

STOKE to beat Everton



ARSENAL to beat Watford

CRYSTAL PALACE to beat Bournemouth

BURNLEY to beat Leicester


SPURS to beat Sunderland

SOUTHAMPTON to beat Swansea

CHELSEA to beat Liverpool

MAN CITY to beat West Ham

MAN UTD to beat Hull

EVERTON to beat Stoke





Currently we are better than our opponents, only just. We are getting less than 50% correct, and getting worse. Some very ordinary tipping really. Except for this midweek we hope.


Total – 100 / 202 (only started Match Day 6 – includes FA Cup Rd 3)
Average – 4.95 / 10

Best: 8/10 (1) – Worst 2/10 (1) – Last Week – 5/10


Total – 89 / 202
Average – 4.41 / 10

3 Year Old – 6/10

7 Month Old – 3/10

Pack of Cards – 3/10

The Dog – 2/10

Cars that drove past – 5/10

Frankington Stanley 2/10

Scrabble – 5/10

Alphabetical Order – 4/10

Colour of Kits – 5/10

Brexit Voting – 3/10

Person in City/Town per Points – 7/10

Team Nicknames – 4/10

British Train Stations – 6/10

Team Abbreviations – Results Pending – 3 / 10

Famous Faces – 6/10

Last 6 Form (for FA Cup) – 16/32

The Sack Race – 5 / 10

Hours of UK Sunshine – 4/10

About Theydon Bois 282 Articles
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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