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Stockport County vs Walsall betting tips: FA Cup Third Round preview, predictions and odds


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An all-League Two clash at Edgeley Park, with both clubs dreaming of a glamour tie in round four.

Stockport County ended their 11-year exile from the EFL by winning the National League title back in May.

Given that, Dave Challinor’s team will be delighted with their current position of 13th in the fourth-tier.

The Hatters were beaten 1-0 by Grimsby on New Year’s Day, but had won three league games on the spin beforehand.

In this competition, Stockport hammered Swindon in round one, before needing a replay to edge past Charlton in round two.

So, a victory here would see them into the fourth round for the first time since 2001.

As for Walsall, they’re just two points better off, sat ninth, following a 2-1 victory over Mansfield on Monday.

Douglas James-Taylor and Liam Kinsella on target at Bescot Stadium.

In this competition, Michael Flynn’s team have already overcome Wycombe and Carlisle to get this far, the former in particular a big upset.

A victory here for the Saddlers would be a magnificent achievement, given that they’ve only reached round four twice in the last two decades.

These two have already met twice in the league this season, drawing 1-1 at Edgeley Park in October with Stockport actually winning 2-0 in Walsall just ten days ago.

Kyle Wootton scoring both goals that night.

So, with home advantage this time, the Hatters might just be favourites to be in the hat for the next round.


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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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