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The Betting Corner: The Romance of The Cup

  • Stuart GarlickStuart Garlick
The Betting Corner

For some, Valentine's weekend is all about romance. For others, the only romance they want is the romance of the Cup.

That's right, the FA Cup is back, and football fans across the country will be hoping for more giant killing upsets from some excellent lower-division sides taking on mighty Premier League teams. Bookiesmash has got it covered.

We've taken a look at the key matches being played this weekend and found some great-value bets for you. Middlesborough, the slayers of Manchester City in the last round, are up against Arsenal this time around.

It doesn't get any easier for Aitor Karanka's Championship (second tier) leaders, but Arsenal will be fearing a cup upset. Arsene Wenger will need his best team at the Emirates on Sunday, and we've got the news and analysis you need.

Elsewhere, there's a potential cracker of a game between one Premier League side which has defied low expectations in West Ham, and another that needs to give its fans a boost, West Bromwich Albion.

West Ham don't have to worry about relegation and will travel to The Hawthorns with a high-quality side - but can new West Brom manager Tony Pulis work his magic in another cup tie? Again, we've got the form guide, analysis and your best bets from this storming fixture.

Bookiesmash remains a site for people who have bet before, but also for beginners to the world of sports gambling. If you've never bet through one of our trusted bookmakers, you might need a little help or advice; we've for it covered. We've produced a full tutorial on how to bet on sports online, showing you the full process from start to finish of placing a bet with a leading sports betting website.

When you've got yourself settled into sports betting, you'll want to know about the amazing promotions that bookmakers offer. These can be great if you identify the best-value bets. We've found a great accumulator offer with our friends at Betway - one which allows you to stop worrying about a late goal sinking your bet.

We don't just look at betting on Bookiesmash. There's also the fun side of football to consider. Joey Barton isn't everyone's favorite player - in fact, it sometimes seems like no one likes him. However, it's indisputable that he's shown a different side of himself in recent years, appearing in media as one of the football's more interesting characters.

We've gathered together his best recent appearances on camera, includingsome quite shocking scenes in the boot room of his current club, Queen's Park Rangers.

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