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FA Cup Sunday preview: Rams put reputation on the line

Derby kick off their FA Cup campaign in round one for the first time this century, one of three League One teams facing thankless away trips on Sunday.

There are only four ties in the FA Cup first round on Sunday but three of them will have romantics dreaming of an upset.

Derby, in the first round for the first time since 1985, travel to Torquay while Oxford United are off to Woking and Cambridge United visit Curzon Ashton.

Six-shooting Gulls eye up shock

WhatTorquay v Derby
Where Plainmoor, Torquay
When 15:00, Sunday 6th November, 2022
How to watch ITV & bet365's Sports Live Streaming
Odds Torquay 14/1, Draw 11/2, Derby 1/5

Early season trips to places like Accrington and Morecambe and lining up in the Football League Trophy have already drummed home to Derby what life in League One looks like – and now comes more brutal confirmation.

The 1946 FA Cup winners, a team who were in the Premier League 15 years ago, are trotting off to Torquay in round one of this season's FA Cup, the first time they have entered the competition at this stage since November 1985.

And the 1/5 shots better brace themselves because Torquay come into the game with sprits soaring after Tuesday night's astonishing 6-1 battering of Aldershot. It didn't lift them off the foot of the National League but their first home win of the season did at least give them some belief.

And Gulls' boss Gary Johnson will believe anyway. Johnson was John Beck's righthand man during Cambridge's remarkable FA Cup exploits of the early 1990s so don't tell him Torquay can't land odds of 14/1.

Woking well-versed in the art of the upset

WhatWoking v Oxford Utd
WhereKingfield, Woking
When14:00, Sunday 6th November, 2022
OddsWoking 7/2, Draw 14/5, Oxford Utd 3/4

Woking know a thing or two about cup upsets. According to the Institute of Mathematical Innovation, if the 1991 tie between West Brom and Woking was played 15,939,312 times, the Baggies would have won 15,939,311 of them.

But as we all know on that day it was Woking who landed, according to the Bath boffins, the one in 15,939,312 chance, running out 4-2 winners and making hat-trick scorer Tim Buzaglo a hero for the ages.

So who will Sunday's Buzaglo be when Woking shackle League One strugglers Oxford, this time accompanied by a more modest 9/2 quote?

Reading's on-loan teenager Jahmari Clarke, who scored goals in the Championship last season, is 9/1 to score the first goal while Padraig Amond, a goalscorer in Newport's FA Cup shocks over Leicester and Middlesbrough in 2018/19, is also 9/1.

Oxford, of course, will hope to render all such chatter meaningless by defying a sequence of just two wins in 11 and going in at 3/4.

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Will it be curtains for Curzon?

WhatCurzon Ashton v Cambridge Utd
WhereTameside Stadium, Ashton-under-Lyne
When14:00, Sunday 6th November, 2022
OddsCurzon Ashton 19/4, Draw 3/1, Cambridge Utd 3/5

A whopping 69 places divides Curzon Ashton, in the lower reaches of the National League North, from Cambridge United, in the wrong half of League One.

Clearly that won't deter Curzon Ashton from thinking a giantkilling is doable, though they have only ever twice reached round two before and only once beaten a league side.

Cambridge, of course, have a glorious FA Cup history and it was less than a year ago when they were milking it at St James' Park after stunning Newcastle in round three.

Oldham's away cup pedigree to be tested

WhatWrexham v Oldham
WhereRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
When12:30, Sunday 6th November, 2022
How to watchITV & bet365's Sports Live Streaming
OddsWrexham 3/10, Draw 19/4, Oldham 17/2

Answers on a postcard as to why ITV chose Wrexham versus Oldham for full-scale coverage, an all-National League battle which looks like a home banker.

Wrexham are flying at the top of tier five and 3/10 to beat a team they toppled 2-1 away just a month ago.

Being given a thankless away draw is nothing new to Oldham, however – 12 of their last 15 FA Cup ties have been on the road and they did memorably topple Fulham at Craven Cottage in the third round three years ago.

Both teams have scored, incidentally, in 14 of Oldham's last 16 FA Cup ties, which is a 19/20 chance.

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