I PURPOSELY stayed clear of the FA Cup when making my predictions but in the end there weren't too many Saturday shocks.

The biggest surprise was Orient's win at Swansea while I predicted Crawley to beat Torquay after previously seeing off Swindon and Derby.

Brighton caused a mild tremor with their victory at Brighton while I fancied Everton to draw with Chelsea.

I can't see anyone but Nottingham Forest being giantkillers on Sunday. And that depends on how West Ham react to their Carling Cup semi-final defeat against Birmingham.

It could either way but if Billy Davies fields a full-strength side they could edge this one. Forest are a biggest 11-4 at Ladbrokes while West Ham are 11-10 with bodog and the draw 12-1 at Ladbrokes.

Big guns Arsenal and Manchester City should have relatively easy passages against Huddersfield and Notts County respectively. The Gunners, who cruised through to the final of the Carling Cup in midweek, will fancy their chances of another long run and are 1-7 with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill to beat the League One outfit.

Huddersfield's chances are reflected by the fact they are as big as 22-1 with Chandler.

I reckon Arsenal will win by two or three so look at 2-5 with 888sport minus one while bodog are 9-10 minus two.

Notts County are 7-1 with Ladbrokes and Betfred but City should be supported at 4-9 with Paddy Power and boylesport. County did superbly well to win at Sunderland in the previous round but City are a step up in class with ambitions to win the trophy.

They should do the business at 4-9 with Paddy Power and Betfred.

There are two all-Premier League ties between Wolves and Stoke and Fulham v Spurs.

Both could go to replays but if you don't like draws consider the away sides. Stoke are 11-5 with Chandler and Spurs 11-8 at William Hill.

In Scotland, Rangers should set up a Co-op Cup Final with Celtic by seeing off Motherwell at Hampden. Well, still finding their feet under boss Stuart McCall, have won two in 11 while Rangers are still looking strong despite the sale of Kenny Miller.

Nikica Jelavic is like a new signing up front and netted at Hibs in midweek. The Croat is 4-1 with 888sport to score first and Rangers 4-9 at bet365 to win in 90 minutes.

Motherwell are as big as 7-1 with William Hill but those odds don't tempt me.

Hibs haven't scored this year and Colin Calderwood is really struggling to hold on to his job. They travel to a Dundee United side who have been draw specialists in recent weeks but the Arabs may improve on that and grab three points.

Although not in great form they do have a natural scorer in the shape of David Goodwillie and look worth taking at 3-4 with Paddy Power.

Today's treble

  • Rangers
  • Dundee Utd
  • Man City

Super Single

  • Jelavic to score v Motherwell (11-10, 888sport)

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