FA Cup 3rd Round fixtures : Detailed list and prediction for big clubs

FA Cup 3rd round fixtures look easier for the big guns.


FA Cup 3rd Round fixtures were drawn earlier this week and the prestigious championship will be up for grabs and promises another thrilling journey. Arsenal and Manchester United are the joint most winners of the competition with 12 titles each. The Red Devils won it last season while the Gunners won it in the previous two years. This season the qualifying phase of the tournament started on 5th August and now it is down to the last 64 teams.

The draw was made earlier this week and we have some intriguing match to witness come the new year weekend. The matches of the 3rd round will be starting on the weekend that commences from 6th January, 2017.


Friday, 6th January;

West Ham United v Manchester City

Saturday, 7th January;

Manchester United vs Reading

Hull City v Swansea City

Sunderland v Burnley

Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers

Millwall v Bournemouth

Brighton & Hove Albion v MK Dons/Charlton Athletic

Blackpool v Barnsley

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest

Birmingham City v Newcastle United

Chelsea v Notts County/Peterborough United

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

West Brom Albion v Derby County

Everton v Leicester City

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Wycombe Wanderers v Stourbridge/Northampton Town

Watford v Burton Albion

Preston North End v Arsenal

Cardiff City v Fulham

Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town/Fleetwood Town

Huddersfield Town v Port Vale

Brentford v Halifax Town/Eastleigh

Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace

Norwich City v Southampton

Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon

Accrington Stanley v Luton Town

Rotherham United v Oxford United/Macclesfield Town

Barrow vs Rochdale

Ipswich Town vs Lincoln City

Sunday, 8th January;

Liverpool v Newport County/Plymouth Argyle

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

Monday, 9th January;

Cambridge United v Leeds United

Big Boys Ties:

  • Manchester City will be away at West Ham and given the form the Hammers are in, City will be delighted to get the draw.
  • Arsenal will be away at Preston in a tricky fixture, the Gunners have been 12 times winners of the competition and may well have enough to see through the Championship side.
  • The holders Manchester United will be hosting Reading and we can expect a routine victory for them as well.
  • Liverpool will be at home against either Plymouth or Newport County, which seems to be a cakewalk for Jurgen Klopp’s men.