FA Cup fourth-round predictions – Lawro v Radio 1 Xtra DJs Dotty and Reece Parkinson

Between them, Arsenal and Manchester United admire acquired the FA Cup 25 times, but who will invent it into the hat for the fifth spherical this year?

The Gunners host United on Friday evening (19:55 GMT) in a single in every of three fourth-spherical ties you’ll be in a arena to leer survive the BBC.

BBC Sport’s football expert Tag Lawrenson stated: “It is an extended time since Arsenal lost at residence within the Premier League – they are undefeated since their defeat by Manchester Metropolis on the hole day.

“They’ve had some easiest results at Emirates Stadium, and I will head for them to burst United’s bubble.”

Lawrenson has taken a gaze at all 16 of this weekend’s ties and given his verdict on who will invent it into spherical 5.

For chosen suits, including Arsenal versus United and the BBC’s other two televised games – Millwall v Everton (Saturday 17:30 GMT) and Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday (Sunday 18:00) – BBC Radio 1Xtra DJs Dotty and Reece Parkinson admire made their predictions too.

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FA Cup predictions with Radio 1Xtra DJs Dotty and Reece Parkinson

Reece gifts his dispute on Sunday nights from 21:00 GMT and Dotty is on the Breakfast Screen on weekdays from 06:00 to 10:00.

Unlike Lawro, they don’t appear to be going with the Gunners to progress.

Dotty stated: “They are my crew so pointless to relate I will vote in their favour – I will relate 2-1 to United.”

Fulham fan Reece added: “Arsenal are no longer within the easiest procure for the time being. My brother is going to despise me saying this, but I’m going with United – 3-1 – with Solskjaer continuing his a hit bustle.

FA Cup fourth-spherical ties
Bristol Metropolis v Bolton16x-x2-0
Arsenal v Man Utd1x-x2-1
Accrington v Derby32x-x1-1*
Brighton v West Brom10x-x2-1
Doncaster v Oldham29x-x2-0
Man Metropolis v Burnley14x-x2-0
Middlesbrough v Newport56x-x2-1
Newcastle v Watford10x-x2-0
Portsmouth v QPR11x-x2-1
Shrewsbury v Wolves54x-x0-2
Swansea v Gillingham34x-x1-0
Millwall v Everton28x-x1-1*
Wimbledon v West Ham58x-x1-2
Crystal Palace v Tottenham11x-x2-1
Chelsea v Sheff Wed32x-x2-1
Barnet v Brentford71x-x0-2

Gap = how many league positions separate every crew

* Away crew to resolve at residence within the replay

Lawro’s FA Cup fourth-spherical predictions

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT except stated.

PL = Premier LeagueC = Championship
L1 = League OneL2 = League Two
NL = Non-leagueH/A = Home/Away (r = replay)


Bristol Metropolis v Bolton Wanderers (19:45 GMT)

Championship (Eighth)vChampionship (23rd)
Who did they beat?
3R: Huddersfield (PL) H3R: Walsall (L1) H

Bristol Metropolis are going thoroughly within the Championship – 10 unbeaten, and four wins in a row.

With one resolve between their past 18 games, Bolton don’t appear to be.

Bolton are desperate for a cup bustle to ease their monetary complications, but I don’t note them getting one.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Arsenal v Man Utd (19:55 GMT, survive BBC One and BBC Sport online web page)

Premier League (Fifth)vPremier League (sixth)
Who did they beat?
3R: Blackpool (L1) A3R: Studying (C) H

We know Arsenal are no longer immense defensively, and Hector Bellerin’s injury is a large blow to them, but their residence file is extremely, very gorgeous.

United admire been very impressive for my half and collectively below Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but his a hit bustle has got to total one day.

I desire other folks would stop talking about whether or no longer Solskjaer must aloof procure the job permanently – real let him relief going, and note what occurs.

A hit the FA Cup is a realistic intention for both groups, however the consolation for whoever loses this tie is that both groups are correct help within the flee for fourth keep.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Dotty’s prediction: 1-2

Reece’s prediction: 1-3


Accrington Stanley v Derby County (12:30 GMT)

League One (14th)vChampionship (sixth)
Who did they beat?
3R: Ipswich (C) H3R: Southampton (PL) A/r
2R: Cheltenham (L2) H
1R: Colchester (L2) H

Supervisor John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell deserve sizable credit for what they admire got done at Accrington on a little budget and with such restricted companies in comparability with most other League One groups.

They procure every thing most likely – and extra – out of their avid gamers and it’s miles immense for the total membership that they admire been given a pay-day esteem this, with this tie survive BT Sport, after beating Ipswich final day day run.

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FA Cup: Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town highlights

I will seemingly be there too with BBC Radio 5 dwell and I’m having a gaze forward to it. I assume Stanley will give Derby a extremely gorgeous game – and make a replay.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1 – Derby to resolve replay

Dotty’s prediction: 1-2

Reece’s prediction: 1-2

Brighton v West Brom

Premier League (thirteenth)vChampionship (third)
Who did they beat?
3R: Bournemouth (PL) A3R: Wigan (C) H

It will seemingly be attention-grabbing to gape what form of facet both managers resolve.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton shuffled his squad within the final spherical, and does West Brom manager Darren Moore desire a cup bustle? I’m no longer certain he does.

Championship groups play 46 league games within the season and, when you may possibly perhaps also possibly be chasing automatic promotion because the Baggies are, then you definately’ll be in a arena to realise why that takes priority.

Are they going to resolve the FA Cup, or even attain the semi-finals? Realistically, no. Can they procure help within the Premier League this year within the event that they throw every thing at that? Perhaps, yes.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Dotty’s prediction: 1-2

Reece’s prediction: 1-2

Doncaster v Oldham

League One (seventh)vLeague Two (12th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Preston (C) A3R: Fulham (PL) A
2R: Charlton (L1) A2R: Maidstone (NL) A
1R: Chorley (NL) A/r1R Hampton & Richmond (NL) A

I essentially admire viewed two of Doncaster’s FA Cup games this season – at Chorley and additionally at Preston where they out-carried out my crew and fully deserved to resolve.

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FA Cup: Preston North Pause 1-3 Doncaster Rovers highlights

They’ve got a exact menace in striker John Marquis, who has got 20 targets in all competitions this season, including one at Deepdale.

Managerless Oldham had a shock consequence at Fulham in spherical three to procure this a long way, but neither facet got the enormous tie out of the hat that they wished.

Aloof, it method we can admire a lower league facet within the arrangement for the fifth spherical – which is a heck of an incentive for both groups.

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FA Cup: Fulham 1-2 Oldham Athletic highlights

I’d help Doncaster to resolve here from what I essentially admire viewed of them – they play some nice football and are a correctly-structured crew.

After they nearly went out twice in opposition to Chorley, it’d be unbelievable within the event that they reached the final 16.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Man Metropolis v Burnley

Premier League (2nd)vPremier League (16th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Rotherham (C) H3R: Barnsley (L1) H

Metropolis ended up beating Burnley stunning conveniently at residence within the third spherical final season, and put aside 5 targets past them within the Premier League at Etihad Stadium in October.

It will also simply no longer be as emphatic, but I will indubitably note this tie having a identical end result.

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FA Cup: Man Metropolis 4-1 Burnley highlights

Yes, Metropolis will invent hundreds adjustments, but so will Burnley – and as a consequence of the respective strength of their squads, that method two very pretty a pair of things.

Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola is extremely clever within the tactic he makes exhaust of cup games – within the FA Cup and Carabao Cup – to place aside game time in his avid gamers’ legs and relief them ticking over.

After the kind of busy January, he can no longer be a long way off the stage where all his avid gamers are on the similar level of fitness and sharpness.

One or two of Metropolis’s kids will presumably procure a likelihood on Saturday too, so it’s miles all gorgeous for them.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Dotty’s prediction: 3-1

Reece’s prediction: 4-1

Middlesbrough v Newport County

Championship (Fifth)vLeague Two (thirteenth)
Who did they beat?
3R: Peterborough (L1) H3R: Leicester (PL) H
2R: Wrexham (NL) H/r
1R: Met Police (NL) A

Newport pulled off one in every of the shocks of the third spherical by beating Leicester, and in whine that they’ll obtain a load of followers to the North East. The membership is subsidising their slip back and forth charges, which is a nice touch.

There will seemingly be quite loads of pals of Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis amongst these making the day run – Newport is his residence city, and he carried out for County within the Eighties.

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Pulis & Flynn, the managers made in Pillgwenlly

Like West Brom boss Darren Moore, I’m stunning certain that Pulis will invent quite loads of adjustments, because promotion is his priority.

That would also consist of a debut for feeble Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, who signed for Boro this week, and with residence relief I aloof assume they’ll be too tough.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Newcastle v Watford

Premier League (17th)vPremier League (seventh)
Who did they beat?
3R: Blackburn (C) A/r3R: Woking (NL) A

I don’t assume there’ll seemingly be as many Watford followers within the North East as Newport supporters – by the highest of ultimate week, the Hornets had sold only 600 out of the 6,000 tickets they admire got been allocated.

Right here is in total a major moment for Newcastle followers. If the Magpies resolve this tie, they’ll be into the fifth spherical of the FA Cup for the first time since Mike Ashley sold the membership in 2007.

Is both manager essentially that about making progress, despite the undeniable reality that?

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FA Cup: Blackburn Rovers 2-4 Newcastle United (aet) highlights

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez carried out some youth in opposition to Blackburn within the final spherical but they got thru and when a crew wins a game, it does resolve the keep – it confirmed once they adopted that up by beating Cardiff within the Premier League.

I assume the feelgood component of a hit this tie would outweigh any most likely distraction to their fight in opposition to the descend.

As for Hornets boss Javi Gracia – I’m no longer certain. His crew are seventh within the Premier League, in whine that they don’t admire wretchedness about relegation.

But does he note a cup bustle as crucial, or would he obtain to specialise in attempting to defend seventh?

I don’t assume we can discover till the teamsheets attain out, but Newcastle admire taken four aspects off Watford within the league this season, so I will help them to achieve help out on top yet again.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Dotty’s prediction: 3-1

Reece’s prediction: 2-3

Portsmouth v QPR

League One (1st)vChampionship (14th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Norwich (C) A3R: Leeds (C) H
2R: Rochdale (L1) A
1R: Maidenhead (NL) A

Portsmouth are top of League One but admire lost their past two league games.

QPR, who are mid-desk within the Championship, are on an similar bustle of procure – and lost 4-1 at residence to Preston final day day run.

On the help of that consequence, I will head with Pompey here, despite the undeniable reality that this is in a position to possibly well additionally be close.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Shrewsbury v Wolves

League One (18th)vPremier League (Eighth)
Who did they beat?
3R: Stoke (C) A/r3R: Liverpool (PL) H
2R: Scunthorpe (L1) H
1R: Salford (NL) A/r

It is only spherical 30 miles from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury and here’s a immense tie for the League One membership, and a reward for getting past Stoke in spherical three.

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FA Cup highlights: Stoke Metropolis 2-3 Shrewsbury Town

I don’t note the Shrews’ cup bustle continuing, despite the undeniable reality that. Even supposing Wolves rotate, which they’ll, they’ve sufficient quality to procure thru.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Swansea v Gillingham

Championship (ninth)vLeague One (Nineteenth)
Who did they beat?
3R: Aston Villa (C) A3R: Cardiff (PL) H
2R: Slough (NL) A
1R Hartlepool (NL) A

Gillingham admire already knocked out one Welsh facet to procure here, now they are having a gaze to atomize some extra dragons – so that you just must thunder.

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FA Cup: Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff Metropolis highlights

It will seemingly be a special occasion for Gills boss Steve Lovell, who grew up in Swansea – his dad carried out for them and his family lived within the community.

His facet can admire utterly nothing to lose but here’s a tricky tie for them to barter. I seen Swansea arrangement with Stoke earlier this month and in whine that they’re an attractive facet, in whine that they must be tough favourites.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-0

Millwall v Everton (17:30 GMT, survive BBC One and BBC Sport online web page)

Championship (Nineteenth)vPremier League (11th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Hull Metropolis (C) H3R: Lincoln (L2) H

Millwall had an attractive minute bustle over Christmas, which has saved them decided of bother on the bottom of the Championship.

Their manager Neil Harris has performed a extremely gorgeous job there, and their avid gamers continuously seem so that you just can play above themselves.

That is one in every of the reasons here’s a tricky tie for Everton, who had been correctly beaten by Southampton final week. The massive wretchedness for me there modified into that they had been out-fought, in desire to out-thought, because if that retains taking place then they’ll be in bother.

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Southampton 2-1 Everton: Marco Silva “no longer joyful” with loss as Everton “didn’t play correctly”

The weird and wonderful approach to the late defeat they suffered at Anfield in December appears to admire knocked the stuffing out of them pretty, and in whine that they admire got by no method essentially recovered from it.

They need a cup bustle to appease supporters after some iffy results, so I assume they’d resolve for getting Millwall help to Goodison Park, and ending the job there.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1 – Everton to resolve replay

Dotty’s prediction: I assume here is going to be a first price game, and will without complications slay in a arrangement – but Millwall are at residence and I will relate they are real going to nick it. 1-0

Reece’s prediction: This essentially, essentially danger me to relate this because I essentially pause no longer desire this lot to resolve – no bias! – but I’m going with 1-0 Millwall.

AFC Wimbledon v West Ham (19:45 GMT)

League One (twenty fourth)vPremier League (Tenth)
Who did they beat?
3R: Fleetwood (L1) A3R: Birmingham (C) H
2R: Halifax (NL) A
1R: Haringey Borough (NL) A

AFC Wimbledon are bottom of League One and are and not utilizing a league resolve since 26 December but they’ll no longer admire been interested by their struggles in coaching this week.

I’m no longer certain who West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will resolve but, whoever is in his crew, they’ll can admire to be willing. This may no longer be easy, as Liverpool chanced on out once they went to Kingsmeadow within the third spherical in 2015.

I know Wimbledon boss Wally Downes a minute bit and I assume any crew that he manages will seemingly be scrapping for every thing.

I will head with West Ham to resolve it, but no longer and not utilizing a fight.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-2

Dotty’s prediction: 1-1 – West Ham to resolve replay

Reece’s prediction: 2-1


Crystal Palace v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

Premier League (14th)vPremier League (third)
Who did they beat?
3R: Grimsby (L2) H3R: Tranmere (L2) A

Right here’s a extremely massive game for Tottenham’s season after Chelsea knocked them out of the Carabao Cup on Thursday.

As daft as it sounds, despite the undeniable reality that, with the tactic things are going with their injury list, going out of the FA Cup may possibly well simply be a blessing in cover for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino because he’s working out of avid gamers, in particular in assault.

This could be a tricky question for no topic crew Pochettino puts out – I modified into at Anfield final week, and Crystal Palace had been very gorgeous in opposition to Liverpool, in whine that they are and not utilizing a doubt in a position to a hit on Sunday.

It is trusty the total method down as to whether or no longer Palace boss Roy Hodgson takes the FA Cup significantly, and I assume he presumably will give it a slip.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Dotty’s prediction: 2-2 – Spurs to resolve replay

Reece’s prediction: 1-0

Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday (18:00 GMT, survive BBC One and BBC Sport online web page)

Premier League (4th)vChampionship (16th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Nottingham Wooded arena (C) H3R: Luton (L1) A/r

Current Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce does no longer obtain price of the crew till 1 February but his assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence admire performed stunning extraordinary, and admire only lost one out of 5 games this month.

But going to Stamford Bridge is going to be a step up, clearly, and Wednesday stay a membership in limbo till Bruce walks thru the door, no topic how many telephone conversations he has had with them.

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Chelsea avid gamers ‘lacked option’ – Sarri

I will seemingly be co-commentating on this game on BBC One, and it desires to be a immense atmosphere since the Owls will bring hundreds followers with them.

It will seemingly be attention-grabbing to gape how unique Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain gets on too, because indubitably he has to play.

But no topic the complications that Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is having along with his dressing room, I will only note one end result.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Dotty’s prediction: Right here is going to be an absolute stroll within the park. I’m calling it now, 4-0 to Chelsea.

Reece’s prediction: This one, I essentially feel an upset coming along – in particular with Chelsea’s procure for the time being – they don’t appear to be doing the easiest and lost to Arsenal the other week. So I’m going with 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday – expectantly!


Barnet v Brentford (19:45 GMT)

National League (16th)vChampionship (17th)
Who did they beat?
3R: Sheffield Utd (C) A3R: Oxford Utd (L1) H
2R: Stockport (NL) H
1R: Bristol Rovers (L1) A/r
4QR: Braintree (NL) H

I’m chuffed that Barnet are at residence after their immense resolve over Sheffield United, and that this tie is being televised by BT, since the money will seemingly be a enormous enhance for them.

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Highlights: Sheffield United 0-1 Barnet

But I essentially admire watched Brentford this season and in whine that they admire got some very gorgeous avid gamers.

They desires to be increased up the Championship desk than they are with what they’ve and, procure-wise, they are in first price shape too – unbeaten in six league games.

With simply one away resolve between 14 league games this campaign, their results on their travels admire allow them to down pretty, but I don’t note them struggling on Monday evening.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Dotty’s prediction: 0-2

Reece’s prediction: 1-2

How did Lawro pause final time?

From final week’s Premier League games, Lawro got eight correct results, with no excellent scores, from 10 suits, for a total of 80 aspects.

He lost to NBA famous person Mario Hezonja, who got six correct results, but with one exact catch, for a total of 90 aspects.

Total scores after week 23
Lawro v Guests
1Man Metropolis23203063+1
2Man Utd23193160+4
=14West Ham23731324-4
16Crystal Palace23651223-2


160David Ginola
140The 1975’s Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
90Mario Hezonja, Jim Glennie, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
87Lawro (reasonable after 23 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Tag Wahlberg
60Idris Elba, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Bring Me The Horizon, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Theo Ellis
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington
30Oti Mabuse

Lawro’s simplest catch: 260 aspects (week seven v Karl Pilkington)

Lawro’s worst catch: 40 aspects (week three v Idris Elba, week eight v Chris Stark and week 12 v Mumford & Sons)

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