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Saturday FA Cup preview: Manchester United to continue their trophy charge at home

The FA Cup fourth round continues on Saturday and there are a total of 11 ties planned in the oldest national football competition in the world.

Premier League sides Leeds United and Leicester City are on their travels at lunchtime against Accrington Stanley and Walsall, respectively.

Fellow top-flight clubs Fulham, Southampton, Tottenham and Manchester United are also in action on what could be another memorable day in the FA Cup.

Leeds eye rare FA Cup run

WhatAccrington Stanley v Leeds United
WhereWham Stadium, Accrington
When12:30, Saturday 28th January
How to watchBBC One
OddsAccrington Stanley 15/2, Draw 9/2, Leeds United 1/3

Leeds United will hope to continue their FA Cup run when they travel to the Wham Stadium to face Accrington Stanley of League One.

The Whites needed a replay to get past Cardiff City, but they thrashed the Bluebirds 5-2 in that return game at Elland Road after snatching a 2-2 draw in Wales.

Leeds fans have had very little to smile about when it comes to the FA Cup, with the Whites only reaching the sixth round once since 2000.

The Yorkshire giants were eliminated in the third round for five years running before their success over Cardiff and they will fancy their chances against Accrington.

The 'Owd Reds are unbeaten in five at home, but Leeds' squad is now full of attacking talent.

The Whites have only lost one of their previous six in all competitions and new signing Georginio Rutter is set to be handed his full debut in attack after his recent move from Hoffenheim.

The likes of Luis Sinisterra, Darko Gyabi and Joel Robles are all hoping to start and Leeds should get the job done without conceding, which is available at 5/4.

Baggies eager to bounce back from Turf Moor defeat

WhatBristol City v West Brom
WhereAshton Gate, Bristol
When15:00, Saturday 28th January
OddsBristol City 11/5, Draw 5/2, West Brom 6/5

Two Championship sides will collide at Ashton Gate on Saturday as Bristol City host West Brom.

The Robins are eight points behind the Baggies in the Championship table and that is largely down to the latter’s recent upturn in form under Carlos Corberan.

After a six-match unbeaten run, West Brom were finally brought back down to earth last week when they lost 2-1 to league-leaders Burnley.

However, there is no doubt that Corberan has got a tune out of the Baggies recently, although Nigel Pearson's side have been a tough nut to crack of late themselves.

Bristol City are unbeaten in six in all competitions and they have not tasted defeat in three on home soil.

Both Pearson and Corberan are likely to make changes this weekend, but with West Brom's squad far superior, they should come out on top.

The Baggies are 15/4 to win and for both teams to score in Saturday's tie.

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WhatSouthampton v Blackpool
WhereSt Mary's Stadium, Southampton
When15:00, Saturday 28th January
OddsSouthampton 8/15, Draw 16/5, Blackpool 11/2

Southampton will hope a break from their Premier League struggles will help them get back to winning ways when they host Blackpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Saints have lost their last two games in all competitions, going down 1-0 against Aston Villa in the league, while Newcastle beat them by the same scoreline in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

Nathan Jones' side beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the third round, while Blackpool thrashed Nottingham Forest 4-1.

However, the Tangerines have since removed head coach Michael Appleton from his post due to their poor league position. Mick McCarthy is now at the helm, but there is no guarantee he will succeed in his first match in charge.

Blackpool are winless in 10 consecutive matches in the Championship and McCarthy's attention will be focused on keeping his team in the division.

Saturday's FA Cup contest may give him a chance to experiment with his new squad, but Jones' side should have enough in reserve to come out on top.

Both teams to score and a home win appeals at 11/5, while Southampton are 15/2 to win 2-1.

Red Devils to showcase their class at home

WhatManchester United v Reading
WhereOld Trafford, Manchester
When20:00, Saturday 28th January
How to watchITV4
OddsManchester United 1/7, Draw 7/1, Reading 16/1

12-time FA Cup winners Manchester United will welcome Reading to Old Trafford in Saturday's evening kick-off and the signs are they should have no trouble reaching the fifth round.

Twelve months ago, the Red Devils lost at this stage of the competition after being knocked out on penalties by Middlesbrough. However, under Erik ten Hag, United have only lost one of their previous 12 and even that came against Premier League leaders Arsenal.

All the signs suggest United are one of the form teams in England right now, but the same cannot be said of Paul Ince's Reading.

The Royals have started to drop down the Championship table after three wins in 10 matches and they will travel to Manchester on the back of a four-match winless run away from home.

Reading have failed to get on the scoresheet in their last two Championship matches on their travels and that theme should continue on Saturday, even if Ten Hag makes numerous changes to his squad.

United have won three of their previous five at home without conceding and a repeat of that is available at 4/5.

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