FA Cup: Second Round Draw Preview

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

FA Cup 2nd Round Draw | Monday 10 November, 2014 | 19.00

The FA Cup second round draw will be announced tonight and could prove critical to some of the lower-ranked sides hoping to remain in the competition.

Warrington Town, the underdog of the competition, is one such club that needs a favourable draw in order to progress to the third round when the Premier League and Championship sides enter the contest.

Warrington, a Northern Premier Division One North side, will be number eight in the draw having defeated League 2 club Exeter City 1-0 on Friday.

Worcester City had a successful 90 minutes against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena at the weekend, winning 2-1 to knock the League One side out of the competition. Worcester fans will need to look out for the number 36 in the draw for their club’s next opponents.

Northern Premier League Premier Division side Blyth Spartans at 39 are another low ranking club hoping to progress to the third round of the competition for what will be only the fourth time in the side’s history.

The draw will take place at the National Football Museum in Manchester with three-time FA Cup winner Martin Keown making the draw alongside West End AFC coach Jason Craven.

Mark Chapman will host the FA Cup draw for the BBC which takes place at 19.00 tonight.

The numbers to watch out for in tonight’s rankings are:

    1. Mansfield Town or Concord Rangers
    2. Colchester
    3. Yeovil
    4. York or AFC Wimbledon
    5. Walsall or Shrewsbury
    6. Notts County or Accrington Stanley
    7. Bradford City
    8. Warrington Town
    9. Eastleigh
    10. Basingstoke or AFC Telford
    11. Dagenham and Redbridge or Southport
    12. Weston-super-Mare or Doncaster
    13. Peterborough
    14. Cheltenham
    15. Dartford
    16. Chesterfield
    17. Wycombe
    18. Bristol City
    19. Portsmouth or Aldershot Town
    20. Gateshead
    21. Crewe or Sheffield United
    22. Oxford United
    23. Tranmere Rovers
    24. Chester
    25. Luton Town
    26. Stevenage or Maidstone Utd
    27. Bury
    28. Cambridge Utd
    29. Northampton or Rochdale
    30. Dover Athletic
    31. MK Dons
    32. Wrexham
    33. Plymouth
    34. Barnsley
    35. Hartlepool
    36. Worcester City
    37. Oldham
    38. Havant & Waterlooville or Preston
    39. Blyth Spartans
    40. Scunthorpe

FA Cup Betting

You can already start betting on who you think might win the FA Cup. Paddy Power has Premier League leaders Chelsea as favourites to win the Cup at 5/1.

For an outside chance Swansea could be a great bet at 33/1 or Newcastle at 40/1, both with Betway.