Saturday FA Cup Odds : Arsenal v Tottenham in mouthwatering clash as firm announces refunds if game drawn

The FA Cup is back with Arsenal v Tottenham the pick of the betting odds as Paddy Power announce this morning that they will offer refunds should the game end in a draw.

Arsenal are seen as 10/11 favourites by Paddy Power to eliminate arch-rivals Tottenham from the FA Cup Third Round in the North London Derby whilst Man City look to avoid an upset against Blackburn.

The FA Cup Third Round sees the arrivals of the big guns into the competition and the biggest tie of the round sees Arsenal host Tottenham in the first North London derby in the competition for over a decade

Arsenal will be keen to progress to the next round after having been embarrassed last year when they were eliminated by Blackburn in the fifth round in a 1-0 at The Emirates Stadium.

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Heading into the crunch tie, Arsenal are facing a injury crisis in attack with both Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner injured for the tie forcing Arsene Wenger to start with either Theo Walcott or Lukas Podolski upfront.

The injury problems continue throughout the rest of the squad too with Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs all unable to make the game meaning that Wenger will most likely stick with the same squad that beat Cardiff 2-0 on Wednesday.

Spurs go into the game on a three game winning streak and are also out to avenge their poor performance in last year’s cup where they were eliminated by Leeds United in the Fourth Round.

Tim Sherwood’s side are also facing some problems upfront themselves with in-form striker Emmanuel Adebayor in a race to be passed fit and face off against his former club.

Having worked well in the 2-1 win against Old Trafford on Wednesday night, Ettiene Capoue will likely retain his spot in midfield alongside Belgian attacking midfielder Moussa Dembele.

In the pick of the other games, Manchester City will look to avoid a potential upset as they travel to Ewood Park to face Championship side Blackburn.

City had been favourites to win the cup last season before they were stunned by Wigan in the final giving The Citizens added fire to win the trophy this time around.

For their clash, Manuel Pellegrini is likely to make several to his squad as he rests many of his top stars giving the likes of James Milner, Jack Rodwell and Joleon Lescott to showcase what they can do.

Blackburn will be keen to repeat their good run which saw then reach the quarter finals last year and knockout top Premier League sides such as Arsenal on the way.

Gary Bowyer will look to field his strongest possible side with the likes of Scott Dann and Paul Robinson to use their Premier League experience from the past to hold back the expected onslaught from the Man City attack.

With several chances for top sides to be knocked out, expect Saturday to prove some much loved drama that can only be seen in the FA Cup.

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