FA Cup 5th Round day is a special day for Fat Barry; a game in which he has played many times throughout his playing career. These days our resident bookie has swapped his once skin tight Admiral Shirt for his sheepskin jacket and he hopes to make you all some money with some tips for this afternoon's football.
You don't have to be brain of Britain to work out where the big FA Cup tie is this weekend. The country's finest, the Premier League's best and 90 minutes of high entertainment.
Manchester United will still be smarting from the derby defeat last Sunday and will be keen to pull out a big performance as Sir Alex aims to put a psychological edge over Arsene Wenger. Arsenal go into the game with their squad being stretched to the maximum as injuries start to take their toll and you kind of feel that the North Londoners will have to put an extra ordinary performance from many of their second string if they are to progress into the quarter finals come 7pm.
I fully expect Manchester United to win today and at the price of Evens it is definitely worth a double up as is 15/2 for a 2-0 victory. Wayne Rooney has a great record scoring against Arsenal; even from his Everton days and the 6/1 on him to be 1st goal score seems a fine price for those who prefer that punt.
Elsewhere in the FA Cup, nothing really stands out apart from down the South Coast where there is money to be had. You can have odds of 4/1 on a Southampton and Portsmouth win double against their lower opposition in the Cup. Both sides will be expected to go through and odds on Portsmouth at 5/6 on their own represents great value. Don't let pride get in the way for you South Coast fans in making a good profit.
Fat Barry's Bets
A £10 punt on three wins pays in the region of approx £60