Underdog betting tips 1×2: which outsiders could score first and win?

With the FA Cup back on our TV screens, we take a look at the games going down this midweek to find some FA Cup upsets from the underdog betting tips 1×2 market.

26th December 2023; St James' Park, Newcastle, England; Premier League Football, Newcastle United versus Nottingham Forest; Nottingham Forest players celebrate Chris Wood's goal after 45+1 minutes (1-1) – Photo by Icon sport

Wolves vs Brighton – 13/5 (3.6)

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion clash in arguably the toughest game to call in these FA Cup ties. The home side are now up into ninth and only one point behind Brighton after beating Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United throughout their February league games. The Midlands side are also sitting with 40 goals scored and 40 conceded already this league season – they haven't scored more than 38 league goals in the past three seasons.

These two sides met back at the AMEX just over a month ago, as the game also finished in a draw. We could well see the game go in the same direction, but Brighton continue have proved they can still rack up the goals with two games in 2024 seeing them bag five goals in a match.

Wolves vs Brighton prediction
19th August 2023; Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England; Premier League Football, Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Brighton and Hove Albion; Pedro Neto of Wolves is held by Pervis Estupinan of Brighton – Photo by Icon sport

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United – 9/4 (3.25)

For the third time this season, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United will battle it out. United come into this game after suffering their first loss in 2024 that ended their fantastic run since the turn of the year. Fulham defeated them at Old Trafford, and with the Manchester derby to come on Sunday, we could well see Erik ten Hag's men lose yet again and effectively end their hopes of a trophy in 2023/24.

Forest have also already beaten United at the County Ground this campaign, beating the Red Devils 2-1 in what was actually their lost loss in all competitions prior to the recent six-game winning run that was ended by Fulham. Forest will also take hope from the Old Trafford meeting back in September, as they went 2-0 up inside the first 13 minutes of the game before a late United comeback earned them a 3-2 win.

Forest last defeated West Ham United back two weeks ago, suffering a 4-2 defeat to Aston villa last time out. Nevertheless, given United's drop back into the win column and Rasmus Hojlund's absence, fans will certainly be confident in another win.

Bournemouth vs Leicester City – 17/4 (5.25)

Despite sitting in the Championship and Bournemouth up into 14th in the Premier League, not much really separates these two sides in terms of overall quality. The Foxes are running riot in the Championship and despite a loss to Leeds United last Friday, the league leaders are still six clear and have let in just 29 goals from 34 league games and scored 70 of their own – nobody has better records in defence and attack than them in the second tier.

At the same time, Only Everton, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Sheffield United have scored fewer goals than Bournemouth in the league, and their sensational form shown throughout the end of 2023 feels like a long time ago after a seventh winless game in the Premier League last time out.

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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.