September 22, 2023

FA Cup predictions: Chris Sutton faces Krept from rap duo Krept & Konan

FA Cup predictions: Chris Sutton faces Krept from rap duo Krept & Konan
FA Cup predictions: Chris Sutton faces Krept from rap duo Krept & Konan

Sheffield Wednesday and Stevenage sprang the surprises within the FA Cup third spherical however will we see extra shocks in spherical 4?

BBC Sport’s soccer professional Chris Sutton has made predictions for all 16 matches and given his verdict on who will progress.

For this weekend’s ties, he’s up towards Krept, from rap duo Krept & Konan.

Krept & Konan’s new single, Dat Manner, that includes Abra Cadabra was launched on 19 January.

Krept & Konan with Abra Cadabra
Dat Manner is a sequel to Abra Cadabra’s ‘Theft Remix’ which Krept & Konan featured on in 2016 and has amassed over 28m views on YouTube and gained awards together with GRM Every day Rated ‘Finest Observe’ and MOBO Awards ‘Finest Tune’

Krept is a Manchester United fan with fond recollections of a number of FA Cup wins within the Nineteen Nineties and he’s dreaming of extra success underneath Erik ten Hag in home cups this season.

“Ten Hag’s doing a extremely good job and issues really feel much more promising than they’ve for a number of years, Krept instructed BBC Sport.

“Marcus Rashford is completely on fireplace, which helps, however I’m additionally actually having fun with watching Alejandro Garnacho. I really feel like he’s going to be a particular participant for us.

“Being reasonable, we aren’t going to win the Premier League this season however a trophy can be large for this group.

“For starters it’s one thing to have fun, and if we win the FA Cup or Carabao Cup then it could possibly be a build-up to greater issues.”

When? Hole in league? Consequence Sutton Krept
Man Metropolis v Arsenal 1 x-x 2-1 1-2
Accrington v Leeds 49 x-x 0-2 1-2
Walsall v Leicester 65 x-x 1-2 0-3
Blackburn v Birmingham 15 x-x 1-0 2-1
Bristol Metropolis v West Brom 7 x-x 2-1 0-1
Fulham v Sunderland 22 x-x 3-0 2-0
Ipswich v Burnley 26 x-x 0-4 0-3
Luton v Grimsby 57 x-x 2-0 2-0
Sheff Wed v Fleetwood 15 x-x 1-0 3-1
Southampton v Blackpool 23 x-x 4-0 2-1
Preston v Tottenham 26 x-x 0-1 0-3
Man Utd v Studying 30 x-x 3-0 3-1
Brighton v Liverpool 3 x-x 4-3 0-1
Stoke v Stevenage 32 x-x 1-1* 2-1
Wrexham v Sheff Utd 71 x-x 1-1* 0-3
Derby v West Ham 32 x-x 1-0 0-2

* Away group to win at dwelling within the replay.

Accrington’s tie with Leeds, Preston towards Tottenham and Wrexham versus Sheffield United are being proven dwell on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport web site.


Video games kick off at 15:00 GMT except in any other case said

PL = Premier League C = Championship
L1 = League One L2 = League Two
NL = non-league r = gained after replay
H = Dwelling A = Away


Man City v Arsenal

Man Metropolis v Arsenal (20:00 BST)

Who did they beat?
3R: Chelsea (PL) H 3R: Oxford Utd (L1) A

This can be a sensible tie to get the fourth spherical began and it will be fascinating to see how each managers method it, as a result of they meet once more within the Premier League in the midst of February.

Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola all the time selects robust groups within the home cups, however we do not understand how massive Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta will go, given his facet’s place on the prime of the desk.

The FA Cup clearly will not be Arteta’s precedence, however his facet have gotten a lot momentum in the intervening time whereas Metropolis are nonetheless not at their fluid greatest.

I’m positive will probably be all smiles between the pair of them beforehand, as a result of Arteta was considered one of Guardiola’s assistants at Metropolis earlier than taking the Gunners job, however that is going to be a fiercely fought contest – which I feel Metropolis will edge.

Sutton’s prediction: 2-1

Krept’s prediction: After seeing how good Arsenal had been towards us, I feel they’ll beat Metropolis too. 1-2


Accrington v Leeds

Accrington v Leeds (12:30)

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Who did they beat?
3R: Boreham Wooden (NL) Hr 3R: Cardiff (C) Hr
2R: Barnet (NL) H
1R: Crawley (L2) A

Leeds wanted a replay to see off Cardiff in spherical three, with their supervisor Jesse Marsch criticising his gamers after they’d drawn the primary recreation in Wales.

They must be up for it from the beginning right here, as a result of Accrington boss John Coleman will make his facet are proper in Leeds’ faces.

If Leeds flip up, their high quality will inform, however I can see Accrington making issues awkward for them.

Sutton’s prediction: 0-2

Krept’s prediction: Each groups are struggling a bit however I’m going with Leeds. 1-2

Walsall v Leicester

Walsall v Leicester (12:30)

Who did they beat?
3R: Stockport (L2) A 3R: Gillingham (L2) A
2R: Carlisle (L2) H
1R: Wycombe (L1) A

Walsall boss Michael Flynn is aware of all about inflicting an FA Cup upset towards Leicester after his Newport County group dumped Brendan Rodgers’ facet out within the third spherical in 2019.

The Foxes’ league type for the reason that World Cup has been poor however James Maddison returned from damage of their draw with Brighton final weekend and he makes an enormous distinction.

Walsall have solely misplaced considered one of their previous 13 video games in all competitions and they’ll fancy a shock, however Leicester really want this win and I feel they are going to be prepared for them.

Sutton’s prediction: 1-2

Krept’s prediction: No shocks right here! 0-3

Blackburn v Birmingham

Blackburn v Birmingham Metropolis

Who did they beat?
3R: Norwich (C) A 3R: Forest Inexperienced (L1) A

After Blackburn’s win over Norwich within the ‘Chris Sutton derby’ in spherical three, that is one other assembly of two of my former golf equipment – though I did a bit higher at Blackburn than I did with Birmingham.

Promotion is clearly the precedence for Rovers, who’re within the Championship play-off locations regardless of their type being very up and down, and they’ll most likely make some adjustments.

Even so, it’s laborious to again Birmingham, who’ve misplaced 5 video games in a row. Blackburn beat them 2-1 at Ewood Park in October, and I am going for an additional slim dwelling win.

Sutton’s prediction: 1-0

Krept’s prediction: Blackburn to edge it. 2-1

Bristol City v West Brom

Bristol Metropolis v West Brom

Who did they beat?
3R: Swansea (C) Ar 3R: Chesterfield (NL) Hr

West Brom misplaced at leaders Burnley final week however they’re one of many type groups within the Championship and ordinarily I might make them massive favourites right here.

However Baggies boss Carlos Corberan made a lot of adjustments within the final spherical, when his facet wanted a replay to get previous Chesterfield, and I am anticipating him to do the identical once more this time.

Bristol Metropolis’s outcomes at Ashton Gate haven’t precisely been sensible this season, and West Brom gained there in December, however dwelling benefit would possibly assist them this time.

Sutton’s prediction: 2-1

Krept’s prediction: West Brom will certainly win, however will probably be shut. 0-1

Fulham v Sunderland

Fulham v Sunderland

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Who did they beat?
3R: Hull Metropolis (C) A 3R: Shrewsbury (L1) A

This tie takes Sunderland winger Patrick Roberts again to the membership the place he started his profession.

Together with in-form Black Cats striker Ross Stewart, he can be a handful, however I nonetheless fancy Fulham to progress.

Marco Silva’s facet have misplaced their previous two Premier League video games however they’re having an excellent season. They all the time have a go at groups, and they are going to be up for this.

Sutton’s prediction: 3-0

Krept’s prediction: Fulham ought to win fairly comfortably. 2-0

Ipswich v Burnley

Ipswich v Burnley

Who did they beat?
3R: Rotherham (C) H 3R: Bournemouth (PL) A
2R: Buxton (NL) H
1R: Bracknell (NL) A

Ipswich had had an enormous win over Morecambe in midweek and have solely misplaced as soon as at dwelling in League One all season.

Burnley are on a special degree in the intervening time, although. They’re 5 factors clear on the prime of the Championship after profitable eight league video games in a row.

They dismantled Premier League facet Bournemouth within the final spherical, and I’ve a sense they’ll do the identical to Ipswich too.

Sutton’s prediction: 0-4

Krept’s prediction: Burnley to win, 100%. 0-3

Luton v Grimsby

Luton v Grimsby

Who did they beat?
3R: Wigan (C) Ar 3R: Burton (L1) H
2R: Cambridge Utd (L1) A
1R: Plymouth (L1) H

Luton go underneath the radar numerous the time however they’re simply outdoors the Championship play-off locations and have gained 4 of their previous 5 league video games.

Grimbsy are mid-table in League Two for a purpose – they misplaced 5-0 at Swindon on Saturday – and I do not see any upsets occurring right here.

Sutton’s prediction: 2-0

Krept’s prediction: 2-0

Sheff Wed v Fleetwood

Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood

Who did they beat?
3R: Newcastle (PL) H 3R: QPR (C) H
2R: Mansfield (L2) H 2R: Ebbsfleet (NL) A
1R: Morecambe (L1) H 1R: Oxford Metropolis (NL) H

Sheffield Wednesday are on an extended unbeaten run, and they’re one other group who’ve promotion on their minds.

However it could be an enormous anti-climax for the Owls to upset Newcastle in spherical three after which exit to Fleetwood within the subsequent spherical.

They’ve already overwhelmed the Cod Military dwelling and away in League One up to now month – together with at Hillsborough on Saturday.

So, I’m going for them to finish the hat-trick due to a Josh Windass purpose though, like their different two wins, it is perhaps shut.

Sutton’s prediction: 1-0

Krept’s prediction: 3-1

Southampton v Blackpool

Southampton v Blackpool

Who did they beat?
3R: Crystal Palace (PL) A 3R: Nott’m Forest (PL) H

Blackpool upset Nottingham Forest within the third spherical however they’re in a relegation battle within the Championship, and are with no win in 10 league video games.

Their new supervisor Mick McCarthy will make them laborious to beat, but it surely’s troublesome to see them getting previous Southampton in his first recreation in cost.

Saints is perhaps backside of the Premier League however their performances have undoubtedly been enhancing just lately.

After all staying up is their precedence, however Southampton boss Nathan Jones is aware of the significance of the cup after ending his dropping streak by beating Crystal Palace in spherical three.

I have been actually impressed by James Ward-Prowse in his quantity 10 function, and Saints ought to win this comfortably.

Sutton’s prediction: 4-0

Krept’s prediction: 2-1

Preston v Tottenham

Preston v Tottenham (18:00)

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Who did they beat?
3R: Huddersfield (C) H 3R: Portsmouth (L1) H

Preston have had some good outcomes this season however my outdated group Norwich schooled them on their very own patch of their final dwelling recreation.

I simply do not see them beating Tottenham, primarily as a result of I feel Harry Kane will begin for Spurs… and doubtless rating for them too.

Antonio Conte’s facet have had their points just lately however they performed properly at Fulham on Monday and they are going to be too streetwise to undergo a shock outcome at Deepdale.

Sutton’s prediction: 0-1

Krept’s prediction: Spurs can be too robust. 0-3

Man Utd v Reading

Man Utd v Studying (20:00)

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Who did they beat?
3R: Everton (PL) H 3R: Watford (C) H

Studying boss Paul Ince gained the FA Cup twice with Manchester United however I do not suppose his return to Outdated Trafford can have a cheerful ending.

United boss Erik ten Hag is clearly taking each home cups severely and we noticed how properly they performed to beat Nottingham Forest within the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final this week.

Ten Hag is not only utilizing new signing Wout Weghorst to guide his assault, he’s utilizing him correctly and trying to give him a lot of service within the field. I can see Weghorst getting a number of probabilities on this recreation too.

Sutton’s prediction: 3-0

Krept’s prediction: Let’s go United. Similar as towards Forest on Wednesday, please. 3-1

Krept on why he helps United: It isn’t controversial however mainly I ought to actually have been an Arsenal fan – that is who my dad supported. However my godfather purchased me a United package once I was a child and that was it, they had been my membership then – I by no means regarded again from there! I grew up with the group that gained the Treble in 1999 and there have been so many nice gamers in there – legends – proper by means of the facet. There was a section then, and for a number of years after that, the place we had been in a league of our personal.


Brighton v Liverpool

Brighton v Liverpool (13:30)

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Who did they beat?
3R: Middlesbrough (C) A 3R: Wolves (PL) Ar

I am not going to apologise to Liverpool followers for saying this – however I simply do not belief their group to ship anymore.

They do not have the identical depth of their play that they as soon as did underneath Jurgen Klopp, and it’s far too simple to get by means of their defence, as Brighton confirmed after they beat them 3-0 earlier this month.

After all Mohamed Salah can nonetheless do his stuff and rating a superb purpose however that is not sufficient to make up for all the issues behind him.

Liverpool are a great distance off the tempo within the Premier League so I’m positive Klopp would love a FA Cup run, however I do not see it occurring.

This is perhaps an open recreation which, up to now would have suited the Reds. Now it performs into Brighton’s arms and so they look filled with confidence in the intervening time.

I can see there being a number of objectives but when the Seagulls win, is it actually a shock? I do not suppose so.

Sutton’s prediction: 4-3

Krept’s prediction: A little bit of payback from Liverpool right here. 0-1

Stoke v Stevenage

Stoke v Stevenage (14:00)

Who did they beat?
3R: Hartlepool (L2) A 3R: Aston Villa (PL) A
2R: King’s Lynn (NL) A
1R: Gateshead (NL) A

Stevenage’s comeback to beat Aston Villa was one of many tales of spherical three.

Steve Evans’ facet are flying in League Two in the intervening time too, after beating leaders Leyton Orient 3-0 final weekend.

They may fancy one other shock right here, particularly with Stoke on the fallacious finish of the Championship, and I feel they have a good probability too.

Sutton’s prediction: 1-1 – Stevenage to win the replay.

Krept’s prediction: 2-1

Wrexham v Sheff Utd

Wrexham v Sheff Utd (16:30)

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Who did they beat?
3R: Coventry (C) A 3R: Millwall (C) A
2R: Farnborough (NL) H
1R: Oldham (NL) H

There’s a little bit of stardust round Wrexham in the intervening time due to their well-known house owners however I do not suppose there can be a Hollywood ending to this tie.

I’m positive they won’t go down with no battle in entrance of the TV cameras, so you can possibly name this recreation Die Exhausting – or possibly Dai Exhausting can be extra applicable for the Welsh facet? – however Sheffield United are in nice type themselves and will get the job accomplished in the long run.

Wrexham obtained a unbelievable win over one other Championship facet, Coventry, in spherical three however they obtained fortunate there due to the variety of probabilities the Sky Blues wasted.

The Nationwide League leaders have gained all 12 of their dwelling video games within the league this season so they are going to be filled with confidence however, if the Blades decide a powerful facet, they need to survive – even when they need to take the tie again to Bramall Lane to win it there.

Sutton’s prediction: 1-1 – Sheff Utd to win the replay.

Krept’s prediction: 0-3


Derby v West Ham

Derby v West Ham (19:45)

Who did they beat?
3R: Barnsley (L1) H 3R: Brentford (PL) A
2R: Newport County (L2) A
1R: Torquay (NL) Hr

After I began taking part in for Horsford Underneath-12s, I used to be solely eight. We used to lose video games about 20-0 most weeks.

By the point we had been 12, we had began to batter everybody. That was when Derby boss Paul Warne got here to play for us, so he by no means did the laborious yards!

I am so happy to see Paul doing so properly with Derby as a supervisor and never simply because he used to play alongside me for my village group. He did an important job at Rotherham and I do not suppose he obtained sufficient credit score for his work there.

He’s a little bit of an professional at getting promotion from League One and that’s his goal this season too, but it surely means his facet have a little bit of a free hit at West Ham.

The Hammers’ win over Everton final week was clearly large for them, and for his or her supervisor David Moyes, however they need to watch out right here.

A defeat would heap the stress again on Moyes, who has to manage with out injured striker Danny Ings. This might flip right into a troublesome night for him.

Sutton’s prediction: 1-0

Krept’s prediction: 0-2

Chris Sutton and Krept had been chatting with BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

How did Sutton do final time?

Within the FA Cup third spherical, Sutton accurately predicted the winners of 19 of the 32 ties.

His visitor for chosen ties, Unhealthy Training author and podcast host Nathan Bryon, scored 9/16. From the identical video games, Sutton has a rating of 10/16, together with his prediction that Accrington would beat Boreham Wooden within the remaining tie to be determined giving him the victory. Sutton additionally predicted that League One facet Fleetwood would upset Nathan’s group, QPR.

From final weekend’s Premier League fixtures, Sutton obtained 5 right outcomes from 10 matches, with no actual scores, giving him a complete of 50 factors.

He was overwhelmed by The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray, who obtained 4 right outcomes, however with two actual scores, for a complete of 100 factors.

Manchester Metropolis’s 4-2 win over Tottenham on 19 January counted in direction of week seven, when that recreation was meant to happen.

Sutton (who predicted a 3-1 Metropolis victory) and his visitor, Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce (who thought Pep Guardiola’s facet would win 2-1), each scored 10 factors, leaving Bruce 50-10 forward with three of the ten video games performed.

Gaz Coombes 120
Ali Bruce-Ball, Modernlove drummer Cian McCluskey 110
Liam Fray of The Courteeners 100
Chris Sutton (common after 20 weeks) 71
Ian Broudie, GK from Unhealthy Boy Chiller Crew, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, Editors bassist Russell Leetch, Aaron Moorhead, Phoenix singer Thomas Mars 70
Ross MacDonald from The 1975, Ryan Porteous 60
Justin Benson, Al Greenwood from Sports activities Workforce, Dapz on the Map, Chesney Hawkes, Maulo 50
Blake Bowman, Tom from Dry Cleansing 40
Jessica McHale, Olivia Chomczuk 30
Juice Menace, Patrick Whelan 20
Chris Sutton 1,420
Company 1,380

How did you get on?

For one of many 4 video games the place you had been proper, you accurately known as Aston Villa’s victory at Southampton however solely simply: 35% of you went for a Villa win, 33% picked a draw and 32% went with a Saints success.

Like Chris and Ben Bruce, you additionally predicted Metropolis would beat Tottenham within the recreation that was rearranged from week seven.

Place Appropriate outcomes
1. Chris 5/10
=2. Liam Fray 4/10
=2. You 4/10

*Win, draw, loss prediction primarily based on highest % of vote for every match.

1. You 105/199 (53%)
2. Chris 99/199 (50%)
3 Company 97/199 (49%)

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