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FA Cup: Derby could deliver against Sheffield Wed.

The odds are against Derby County in the match against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup third round replay, but the Rams could deliver.

FA Cup: Derby could deliver against Sheffield Wed. After catching up from a 2-goal deficit for final 2-2 draw in their first meeting for the FA Cup on January 6th, Derby County could possibly become one of two Premier League clubs who could fall to Championship contender in a third round replay, when they visit Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup replay on Tuesday. Both the stats and odds are heavily stacked against the Rams, who have not won a game in their last 17 matches (drawn 4 and lost 13) and are with only one victory (1-0 against Newcastle on Sept. 17) in their 24 league and cup games this season. At the U.K. online bookmaker Bet 365, the odds on Derby County to win fourth round berth are underdog 2.60, while the odds on Sheffield Wednesday are sitting at 2.50 with 3.25 for a draw. Either way you bet you are assured a big payout, that is, if you get the outcome right, which even the bookmakers had hard time with.

 Sheffield Wednesday aren't doing any miracles on the field, either,  they have won only one of their last nine league and cup matches and are currently occupying the 21st spot on the Championship table close to relegation. Also, the last year's FA Cup exit point for Sheffield Wed. was in the third round, although against Manchester City. Sheffield Wednesday have doubts over Francis Jeffers, Akpo Sodje and Steve Watson for the FA Cup game with Derby, while Ronnie Wallwork is cup-tied and Frank Simek remains sidelined. Derby will play without new arrivals Robbie Savage, Hossam Ghaly, Laurent Robert and Emanuel Villa who are all cup-tied, and Kenny Miller (groin) remains questionable for the FA Cup game with Seff Wed.

 Published on 01/14/2008

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