FA Cup Round 4 Preview

This weekend sees the fourth round of the FA Cup take place with some cracking ties once more scheduled.

Brighton and Hove Albion face Arsenal in a mouth-watering tie at the AMEX Arena. The championship side knocked out Premier League side Newcastle United in the third round and are currently unbeaten in 2013, having won three of their matches.

Arsenal on the other hand scrapped through against Swansea City in the replay last week and need to progress in the FA Cup if they have a chance of winning trophies this season, with the Champions league the much harder route.

Friday nights game at The New Den sees Millwall face Aston Villa. Villa have already seen one upset in the cup this year having lost to Bradford City in the Carling Cup and need to get their season on track after falling into the relegation battle in the top division.

Yet it is Sunday that sees the big games with a London derby between Bradford and holders Chelsea, before four-time FA Cup winners Leeds United face high fliers Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.

For Leeds this is one of the games they want to be involved in, and with aims to get back into the Premier League, they will no doubt create a massive atmosphere in West Yorkshire.

The Final game of the weekend sees Oldham Athletics face Liverpool in another intriguing encounter. The Reds got through controversially in round 3, Beating Macclesfield Town by the ‘hand of Suarez’.

Giant-killings could come in the game between Macclesfield Town and Wigan Athletic, QPR face MK Dons, Reading V Sheffield United or at Carrow Road where Norwich City face ‘local’ rivals Luton Town of the Blue Square Premier.

More information on the draw can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/fa-cup/fixtures for a full list of the fixtures.

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